RECORDS & AWARDS
NEXT UP: KOKOMO
September 21, 2013By troy derengowski of Richmond High School
RICHMOND VS KOKOMO PREVIEW
RICHMOND: 4-1 Overall, 3-0 NCC
KOKOMO: 2-3 Overall, 2-1 NCC
RICHMOND: Matt Holeva, 12-4 in 2nd year at school, 73-27 in 10th year overall
KOKOMO: Brett Colby, 52-16 in 7th year at school, 167-83 in 24th year overall
Kokomo 41 Richmond 8
Highlights: Kokomo RB Armon Bridgeforth ran for 211 yards and scored four touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving). Kokomo’s Cheyse Swain caught a 38 yard TD pass and TT Catlett scored on a 91 yard run. Kokomo led 34-8 at halftime.
Richmond’s only score was a 77 yard TD pass from Steve Jarrett to Jacob Flood.
The Wildkats ran for 465 yards….Richmond had only 53
The Red Devils threw for 187 yards.
Kokomo 48 Richmond 27
Highlights: Kokomo and Richmond were tied at 21 before the Kats scored three straight 4th quarter scores putting Kokomo on top for good. The Wildkats outscored RHS 27-6 in the 4th. Kokomo RB Armon Bridgeforth had another great game, 25 carries for 192 yards and 4 TD’s (3 rushing, 1 INT return of 80 yards). Kokomo’s NCC winning streak continued at 33. The game was marred by the ejection of three players because of an incident with 1:27 remaining. Richmond forced a fumble late and a melee broke out in front of the Kokomo bench. Richmond’s Jimmy Bailey, Kokomo’s Taylor Persons and Isaiah Young we all ejected. Kokomo total yardage was all on the ground (348). Richmond finished with 351 yards TO.
Richmond 26 Kokomo 22
Highlights: The Red Devils knocked off the defending champions on a Saturday after the game was stopped on Friday night because of bad weather. The win ended Kokomo’s 39 game NCC winning streak. Richmond overcame a 15 point deficit to get the win. The win for Richmond eventually ended the Kats at five straight NCC championships. Before this win, the last time Richmond beat the Wildkats was 2007. RHS RB Taylor Kidd rushed for 101 yards, QB Justyn Curtis went 10-17 123 yards, Ben Parrish had a 78 yard KOR for a TD to start the rally in the third quarter. For the game, Kokomo had 258 yards of total offense, Richmond had 301.
FRIDAY NIGHT GAME NOTES:
This will be the 54th meeting between Richmond and Kokomo.
Richmond leads the overall series 35-17-1. The only tie was in 1954.
Kokomo has won six of the last seven meetings and seven of the last 11.
Before Richmond beat Kokomo last season, the Wildkats had won six straight…outscoring the Red Devils 267-55 during that streak.
Kats Coach Brett Colby era, the Kats have outscored Richmond 261-81.
In the last 14 years, there have been only three games in this series decided by fewer than 14 points.
There have been eight games decided by seven or fewer points and Richmond has won seven of them.
Richmond is 5-0 when the game is decided by four points or less.
Kokomo’s widest margin of victory is 64. Richmond’s largest margin was 50 (57-7, 1979)
The most points scored by the Red Devils was 65 in 1976.
Richmond’s biggest rushing day against Kokomo came in 2002. The Red Devils ran for 534 yards. Charles Long had 252 yards on runs of 74, 83 and 67. Long scored three TD’s.