NEW PHILADELPHIA Ridgewood accomplished two big things Saturday afternoon.
And the second couldn’t have happened without the first.
It’s not a big secret that the Inter-Valley Conference is expected to be top-heavy this year.
Ridgewood and Malvern are returning playoff teams, while Strasburg and Garaway weren’t far off.
Ladies and gentlemen, your Big Four for 2011.
WEST LAFAYETTE Like a broken record that somehow plays sweet music year after year, Ridgewood’s football team will look to replace another group of outstanding skill players.
With more outstanding skill players.
STRASBURG – It is never easy for Inter-Valley Conference football teams to battle the Ridgewood Generals in a big game.
And when the Generals come to town with something to prove, look out.
Ridgewood 26, Strasburg 0.
There will be a mighty big game taking place in Dover tonight when the Tornadoes host the Coshocton Redskins.
Just up the road to the north, there’s one of equal importance.
Unbeaten Ridgewood brings its game to Strasburg to face the Tigers in an Inter-Valley Conference showdown.
WEST LAFAYETTE – After scoring three times in the first 13 minutes of Friday night’s Inter-Valley Conference football game, Ridgewood might have expected to be on its way to another blowout victory.
Not so fast, said the Garaway Pirates.
The Marlington Dukes climbed to the top of their playoff region in the latest OHSAA released Tuesday afternoon.
The Dukes moved to No. 1 in Division III, Region 11 after improving to 7-0 with a win over Alliance last week, while Steubenville — the region’s previous top-ranked team — lost at Massillon.
LEESVILLE – Six different players scored touchdowns for Ridgewood as the Generals beat Conotton Valley 53-9 in an Inter-Valley Conference game Saturday.
Nick Bellick and Jay McVay had two touchdowns each. Lenard Davidsion, Cole Zeigler, Richard Hawthorne and Jake Zeigler all added scores.
TIME 7 p.m., Friday
SITE Generals Stadium
RECORDS Sandy Valley 2-3, 0-2; Ridgewood 5-0, 2-0
LAST WEEK Strasburg 42, Sandy Valley 13; Ridgewood 55, Malvern 14
LAST MEETING Ridgewood won, 61-27, last year.
TIME 7 p.m., Friday
SITE Hornets Stadium
RECORDS Ridgewood 4-0, 1-0; Malvern 2-2, 1-0
LAST WEEK Ridgewood 56, Tusky Central Catholic 8; Malvern 41, Garaway 21
LAST MEETING Ridgewood won, 27-26, last year.
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