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Wildcats, Redskins look to bounce back after gridiron losses
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Richmond Hill’s Jalen Rouse looks for running room against Liberty County. Photo by Bryan Browning.

Richmond Hill High School and Bryan County High School will look to bounce back after gridiron losses last week.

The Wildcats will take on Bluffton (S.C.) High in a non region football game Friday in Bluffton.

The Bobcats are 2-3. Richmond Hill is 1-3 after falling 21-12 to Class AAA Liberty County on Sept. 21.

The game was the first start for Wildcats quarterback Isaiah Allen, a sophomore and the younger brother of former RHHS standout Dominique Allen.

Isaiah Allen completed 6 of 9 passes for 29 yards, for Richmond Hill, which struggled offensively against the Panthers (3-1) and managed only 127 total yards and six fi st downs. Jamal Polite led the way with 62 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Anthony Salazar kicked a pair of field goals for RHHS.

But Richmond Hill’s defense kept the Wildcats in the game. Richmond Hill recorded a safety in the first quarter and rang up five sacks, two by Ruii Hernandez. Avion Smith had an interception, and Shaquan Brooks had nine total tackles and a tackle for loss.

Bryan County High School (1-3, 0-1) fell 54-8 to Vidalia in a Region 2-AA game in Pembroke on Sept.21.

The Redskins’ scored on a 22-yard pass from Tyler Stewart to Terron Dixon in the second quarter. BCHS was trailing 34-0 at the time.

The Redskins face Jeff Davis in Hazelhurst on Friday. The Yellowjackets are 4-1 and 0-1 in region play.

Area teams ranked in the GPB’s Top 10: Wayne County (5-0) is No. 7 in Class AAAAA; Ware County (4-1) is No. 8 in AAAAA. Benedictine (2-1) is No. 6 in AAA. Pierce County (5-0) is No. 8.

Vidalia (5-0) remains No. 9 in Class AA. Savannah’s Calvary Day (4-0) and Savannah Country Day (40) are ranked No. 6 and No. 8, respectively.

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