The Richmond Hill Wildcats scored the most points in a game this season in a lopsided 56-0 win over the Lakeside Panthers in the first round of GHSA Region AAAAAA Region playoff action at Wildcat Stadium Friday night.
Richmond Hill will travel to Atlanta Friday, Dec. 4, to play Westlake High at 7:30 p.m. in round 2 of the playoffs. Friday night, the Wildcats got scoring contributions from the offense, defense and special teams in the first round of state playoff action.
"It was a good win for us tonight. We subbed out a lot in the second half and everyone got a chance to play. We got contributions from all sides of the ball. It was good to see some of our younger players got a chance to play in a playoff game.
"Every round of the playoffs get a little tougher. We're going to focus on playing Richmond Hill football. The coaches will emphasize this all week as we get ready to play a tougher team next week. We're going to practice on the things that got us here and made us successful this year," Wildcat head coach Matt LeZotte said after the game.
The Panther defense had no answer to stop the Wildcats onslaught and Isaiah Allen got the scoring started with a 13-yard run with nine minutes gone in the first quarter to lift the Wildcats to a 7-0 early lead.
Lakeside went four and out on their next possession and Wildcat Nuna Hunter took advantage of that and capped the 'Cats next series with a 2-yard scoring run to put the Wildcats up 14-0.
Richmond Hill kicker Britton Williams was perfect all night on point after attempts, going 8 for 8.
With 43 seconds left on the first quarter and after another four and out by the Panthers, wide receiver Jordan Clark caught a Coleman pass and scampered 13 yards into the end zone for the score, giving the Wildcats a 21-0 lead after the first quarter.
Hunter intercepted a Panther pass and took it to the house for a 57-yard early second quarter score, bringing the score to 28-0.
Ashaud Roberson scored next with five to set the score at 35-0 with five minutes to half time. But the first half Wildcat scoring was not finished.
A Panther fumble led to a Tyler Coleman quarterback run for five yards to put the halftime score 42-0.
To begin the third quarter Coach LeZotte pulled most of his starters. Evan Clark scored on a third quarter 2-yard run to add to the 49-0 rout.
One last interception score in the third by Kyshaun Riggins put the final score at 56-0.
The game was on a running clock to start the 4th quarter due to the score.
RH - 56 21/21/14/0 LE 0 - 0/0/0/0
RH Leading Passer: Tyler Coleman 4/7 81yds 1td
RH Leading Rushers: Ashaud Roberson 9 for 56 1td, Evan Clarke 15 for 43yds 1td, Isaiah Allen 1 for 13yd 1td, Nuna Hunter 2 for 4yds 1td, Tyler Coleman 1 for 5yds 1td
RH Leading Receivers: Jordan Clark 2 for 30yds 1td
RH Leading Tacklers: Nuna Hunter Int for 57yd td Fumble recovery 5 Tackles 2tfl, Greggory Freightman 4 Tackles 1tfl, Kyshaun Riggans Interception for 25yd TD
RH Special Teams: Britton Williams 8/8 PAT