Ridgefield Spudders (1-7, 0-5 2A GSHL)
Week 1: Ridgefield 41, Castle Rock 0
Week 2: W.F. West 33, Ridgefield 13
Week 3: La Center 35, Ridgefield 7
Week 4: Hockinson 42, Ridgefield 15
Week 5: Washougal 34, Ridgefield 14
Week 6: Mark Morris 30, Ridgefield 27
Week 7: R.A. Long 29, Ridgefield 7
Week 8: Woodland 40, Ridgefield 16
Next: vs. Columbia River, 7 p.m. Friday at Ridgefield
The Spudders had no answer against Woodland but hope to repeat a little Week 9 magic against Columbia River.
Special teams to offense:
Hunter Abrams returned a kickoff 25 yards to set up Ridgefield in strong position for its first touchdown.
A few plays later, it was Abrams who found himself in the end zone after a 17-yard touchdown run.
In the second half, it looked to me that it was Connor Lewis who had a strong return, setting up the Spudders again.
Jeremy Martin had a 22-yard run to spark the drive. Abrams finished it with a 1-yard TD plunge.
What did Kim Ulman think about his team’s performance in Week 8? “We played very well at times. Just gave up too many big plays.”
MVP on offense: Hunter Abrams. Besides his TDs, he rushed for more than 90 yards.
MVP on defense: Linebacker Andrew Rommel.
Thoughts on Week 9 vs. Columbia River: “We look to finish the season by playing our best game yet,’’ Ulman said. “Hopefully we can help break up the three-way tie for second.”
Going into Week 9, Columbia River is tied, in the loss column, with Washougal and Woodland. It is very possible all three could finish in a tie. Ridgefield, though, remembers beating Columbia River in Week 9 last year, keeping the Chieftains from sharing a league title.