2018-08-23 / Sports

Blythewood opens Seidel era with win

By Tim Gochnaur


Blythewood’s Brandon Edwards runs as Ridge View’s Terry Carson III tries to make the tackle. 
Photo by Jim Marczesky Blythewood’s Brandon Edwards runs as Ridge View’s Terry Carson III tries to make the tackle. Photo by Jim Marczesky The Blythewood Bengals and their new head coach Jason Seidel began a new era in the school’s 13- year gridiron history with a convincing 38-21 victory over the Ridge View Blazers in the season-opener for both teams Friday night, August 17 at District 2 Stadium.

On the Blazers’ second possession, beginning at their own 26-yard line, senior quarterback JaVon Anderson directed a 12- play, 74-yard drive ending in a 12-yard pass to Senika McKie for a touchdown.

On the ensuing kickoff, Ridge View recovered an onside kick, and four plays later, Anderson found Jordan Smith for a 30-yard touchdown pass. Nick Lawyer kicked both conversions for a 14-0 Ridge View lead.

The Bengals scored on their next possession, their first of the second quarter, as quarterback Quinton Patten galloped in from 17 yards, and Brandon Edwards ran the two-point conversion to close the gap to 14-8.


Blythewood’s Quinton Patten tries to maneuver past Ridge View’s Tyson Player. 
Photo by Jim Marczesky Blythewood’s Quinton Patten tries to maneuver past Ridge View’s Tyson Player. Photo by Jim Marczesky Ridge View’s Isaiah Parker took the ensuing kickoff 96 yards to the house. Lawyer added the PAT kick, and the Blazers went up 21-8.

Blythewood then went to work on its own 20-yard line. The running of Patten, Edwards, and Jaylon Boyd brought the Bengals to the Ridge View 13-yard line. Boyd then barreled in to score. Patton ran the two-point conversion, and the Bengals were pulling themselves back into the contest.

On their next possession, the Blazers dropped back to punt on fourth-and-13 from their own 42. The snap was muffed. Bengal linebacker Patrick Godbolt broke through the line to block a desperation kick and then fell on the ball in the end zone for another score. Edwards ran the two-point conversion, and with just over three minutes left in the half, the Bengals had a 24-21 lead.

“ We went in there and said ‘Just keep doing what you are doing. After all the work we did over the summer, we are going to be fine,’” Blythewood head coach Jason Seidel said. “I think 14 of those points we gave them with stupid penalties on our part. We have to clean that up. We can’t afford to do that.”

After forcing a Ridge View punt from midfield, Blythewood took possession at its 9-yard line and ran the ball with Boyd, Edwards, and Patten. Aarmir Washington also got to run the ball during the drive. Boyd found the end zone with a 15-yard run on the 13th play of the drive, and Miles Heitman kicked the PAT with 32.7 seconds left in the third quarter.

Blythewood capped its 30-point unanswered run late in the fourth quarter when Edwards punched in from seven yards out, and Heitman added his second PAT conversion kick.

Patten completed 5- of-8 passes for 40 yards. He also led Blythewood in rushing with 172 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown. Boyd had 104 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. Edwards had two catches for 18 yards.

Anderson completed 9-of-14 passes for 107 yards and one touchdown. Naper had five catches for 45 yards. Davis rushed 15 times for 85 yards.

Blythewood 38,
Ridge View 21

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First Quarter
RV: Senika McKie 13-yard pass
from JaVon Anderson. (Extra point
was good)
RV: Jordan Smith 30-yard pass
from Anderson.(Extra point was
good)

Second Quarter
B: Quinton Patten 17-yard run.
(Two-point conversion was good).
RV: Isaiah Porter 96-yard kickoff
return. (Extra point was good.)
B: Jaylon Boyd 13-yard run. (Two-point conversion was good)
B: Patrick Godbolt punt block
return. (Two-point conversion was
good).

Third Quarter
B: Boyd 15-yard run. (Extra point
was good).

Fourth Quarter
B: Brandon Edwards 10-yard run.
(Extra point was good).

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