It’s been a season to keep in mind for first-year Ridge Factor head instructor Rick LaFavers.There have been ups as well as downs, yet in the playoffs, his Panthers are acquiring success to make this period special.” It’s not regarding me, it’s about these youngsters and the program,
“LaFavers stated after a 55-45 gain Atascocita in Saturday’s Course 6A Department I Region III semifinal at TDECU Stadium. “This is the very first time the program has made it to the fourth round of the playoffs in 6A. They had no summer practice, new personnel as well as brand-new plans, no spring round, and also the checklist just continues. These men have fought all season and also they showed that today breaking an elite Atascocita group. “It’s the first time the Panthers-a 5A power early in their presence- advancement to a local last as 6A competitors.
Ridge Factor fulfills two-time defending state champ North Coast at 2 p.m. Friday at Galena Park ISD Arena. Atascocita (7-3)entered into halftime after racking up 10 straight indicate take a 24-21 lead. After That, Ridge Factor came to life scoring 17 unanswered, which was enough to hold off Atascocita. The Panthers racked up on their opening drive of the 2nd half with Keith Jackson’s 7-yard TD go for the 3rd quarter’s 10:11 mark. After That, Ridge Factor quarterback Bert Emanuel Jr. used his legs for an 8-yard TD gone through the middle of the Eagles’protection to put the Panthers up 34-24 with 6:51 left in the 3rd quarter. Emanuel used his arm on the next goal link with Oklahoma State signee John Paul Richardson, who presented elegant maneuvering on a 64-yard TD pass as the Panthers took a 41-24 lead with 3:15 left in the 3rd quarter. Jackson ended up the video game with 18 lugs for 118 yards with two touchdowns. Emanuel finished the game 10-of-14 for 169 yards with 3 goals.
On the ground Emanuel had 17 brings for 140 yards with 3 goals.”We obtained what it takes, “LaFavers said.”That’s a dang good football team there. We knew it was going to be a heavyweight battle as well as we triumphed.
Our men just kept on fighting all video game. “Atascocita’s crime started in the fourth quarter. Junior quarterback Gavin Session, that finished the game 27-of-44 for 325 backyards with four goals and an interception
, tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Chase Sowell to start the
4th quarter. The Eagles ‘protection required a fumble, turning it right into points when Session racked up on a quarterback creep on fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line to cut the
Panthers bring about three with 7:53 left in the game. After That, Ridge Factor’s Jimmy Man came up with an interception, which Emanuel became a 21-yard goal pass to Richardson, who ended up the game with three reception for 90 lawns and also 2 touchdowns. Atascocita had 3 turn overs on violation.”Turn overs and also unique teams as well as
that’s what playoff games boil down to, “said Atascocita instructor Craig Stump concerning the loss. We really did not do a great task on first coverage. They began with good area position on the 45-yard line the majority of the video game
. We had three turnovers which’s something that we have not done all period. The surprise yardage is what matters. I informed the more youthful guys to get an elderly and tell them that they will bring the custom that they left.”LaFavers is aware of the difficulty North Shore provides.”We have to get better and also clean up some things up,”LaFavers claimed. “Each week this team simply remains to get better. The No. 2 group in the nation has been on this phase prior to so we have a great deal of job to do to get prepared for them.”