RCHS continued to punish its opponents with an overwhelming ground attack as the Tigers bashed Horseshoe Bend 33-12, while Ranburne found itself on the wrong end of a 46-18 loss to B.B. Comer in 2A, Region 4 action last Friday.
Behind a powerful offensive line and the emerging big-play ability of J.D. Till, RCHS pounded its way to 431 rushing yards in its homecoming win over the Generals Friday.
Till had five runs of 20 yards or more on his way to 255 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and added a 31-yard reception for good measure.
That marked the second straight game that Till has eclipsed the 200-yard mark on the ground and puts him over 800 yards for the season through four games.
But when your team runs for over 400 yards, it’s not just one man doing the damage. And that was the case for RCHS as Hagan Bailey (9 carries, 63 yards and a touchdown), Johnathan Wilson (4-40, TD) and Jack McKissic (6-38, 2 TD) all made an impact.
RCHS is now 4-0 on the season and ranked No. 2 in the state in class 2A. The Tigers travel across the county to take on Wadley this Friday.
Ranburne finds itself further down the standings after its loss to Comer.
The Bulldogs were unable to slow down Comer’s team speed or use their own vaunted passing attack to keep pace.
Comer led 14-12 after the first quarter, but outscored Ranburne 32-6 over the next two quarters and cruised to the finish line for the win.
Ranburne starting quarterback Jaxon Langley returned to the lineup after missing the previous week’s game against RCHS, and Langley had a good night. He went 11-for-18 for 195 yards and three touchdowns, with just one interception.
Tyler Craft caught six of those passes for 77 yards and a score, but Ranburne was hurt by the absence of leading receiver Tylor Cornwell.
Trace McMahan and Cade Mitchell both caught touchdown passes for the Bulldogs, who are now 2-3 overall and 1-2 in region play heading into this week’s rivalry game against Woodland.