Ragsdale rips Grimsley 38-7

Tim Romer threw for three scores and ran for another to pace Ragsdale as the Tigers thumped visiting Grimsley 38-7.

The stuggling Whirlies started badly as three fumbles in the first five minutes of play put the Whirlies in a hole they never could climb out of. Only a late Lashawn Brown 14 yard run in the final moments saved Grimsley from the shutout.

Ragsdale on the other hand were rolling from the start. The first of the three turnovers that Grimsley committed in the opening moments occured on the initial snap from scrimmage, three plays later Romer threw his first TD pass, a 18 yarder to Ian Jenkins.

The third of the early Grimsley miscues led to a 26yd FG by Kasey Redfern which stretched the lead to 10-0. Romer added a 4yd run early in the second period to extend the lead to 17-0 which is where the score would stand at the break.

After halftime it was more of the same as the Tigers took the 2nd half kickoff and drove 63yds in 7 plays as .Romer hit Nick Mierite for a nine yard score. Late in the period Charles Thomasson sprinted 33yds up the gut to make it a 31-0 score. Ragsdale completed their end of the rout as Romer hit Kyless Brandenburg three minutes into the final stanza to conclude the scoring for the Tigers.

With the win Ragsdale moved to 5-0 with a big game next Friday night against Southeast Guilford who survived tonight against Northwest in dramatic fashion. With the defeat the injury riddled Whirlies dropped their 3rd straight making them 2-3 for the season.