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Riverside wallops Gophers for 62-6 win

Riverside’s football team grabbed the momentum early against host Ridgemont on Saturday and rumbled its way to a 62-6 victory Saturday in the Northwest Central Conference opener for both teams.

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Riverside’s Ryan Davidson (2) records an interception as Ridgemont’s Zane Connolly attempts to make a tackle and teammate Sean Perkins (4) looks on during the second quarter of their game Saturday in Ridgeway. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

The Pirates even their record at 2-2 overall and start league play at 1-0, while the Gophers fall to 1-3, 0-1.

“It was real important to start league play with a win,” said Riverside head coach Tim McGill. “Turnovers were a big part of the game. They had eight turnovers and we didn’t have any. That was a big difference that put us in good position.”

The game was postponed Friday because of stormy weather and a power outage. It was resumed Saturday. The delay did not have any impact on Riverside.

“It was a concern coming back on Saturday,” said McGill. “With a young team that hasn’t been in that position before, you don’t know how they will respond. I thought the boys were focused and did a good job of thinking about what each of them had to do. When you focus on your job, things go well.”

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