Raiders, Irish Run Rampant In Shootout
Spring Hill made the drive up I-65 to Nashville to play Father Ryan, but went home on the wrong side of the win-loss column. The Irish topped the Raiders by a score of 43-27 in what was both teams’ final non-district or non-region game.
Defenses Struggle Against Run
For the winning Irish, the triple option keyed the victory. Quarterback Zach Pfeifer and running backs Collin Brown and Bryce Vickers would all finish with a rushing touchdown for the Irish. Vickers led the Irish with 89 rushing yards. Brown finished with 84 yards, while Pfeifer had 67 yards on the ground. Father Ryan finished the game with 243 of their 309 total yards on the ground as a team.
For the Raiders, the offense was able to put up numbers, but unable to finish drives with touchdowns. Dontae Smith led all rushers on the game with 107 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Tylin Oden went 12 for 27 through the air with 164 yards and 2 touchdowns, completing passes to 7 different Raider receivers. Oden also added 86 yards on the ground. The Raiders offense outgained the Irish with 378 yards opposed to 309 from Father Ryan.
For the Fighting Irish, they improve to 4-3 on the year. Next week for Father Ryan brings the challenge of Division II number 1 Brentwood Academy. The Eagles come in 6-1 after a shellacking of MBA.
Spring Hill will be looking to right the ship after two consecutive losses. The Raiders travel to Lewisburg to face regional leader Marshall County, who sits at 6-1, 3-0 in region 4.