This just in. Richmond Hill High School’s matchup against Savannah High on Friday will be the site of the local ESPN Gameday radio broadcast from 3 to 6 p.m. on ESPN 1400 AM, and Wildcats coach Lyman Guy would like for fans to be there to make some on-air noise and show their support for the home team.
“I think 5:30 to 6 p.m. is the peak time when they make their picks and are looking for a crowd,” he said. “We’d sure like for our fans to be here tailgating during the show.”
Consider that one more sign the Wildcats are moving on up in the eyes of area prep football watchers after Richmond Hill improved to 2-0 with a 28-6 win over Beach last week.
Doing the most damage for RHHS was senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, who had a hand in all four Wildcat touchdowns. The Mississippi State commit ran around, through and past would-be tacklers on TD runs of 67 and 70 yards and threw TD passes of 25 and 56 yards to Michael Clark.
“I thought our No. 1’s on offense did a good job of executing,” Guy said. “I was a little disappointed our No. 2’s didn’t move the ball, they didn’t execute like I wanted them too. We also had a couple mental mistakes in our kicking game and have to make some adjustments there. Our defense did a good job except on third and long situations they gave up some big plays, so we need to cure things up on the back side.”
Fitzgerald finished with 138 yards on four carries while completing 3-of-5 passes for 96 yards and Clark had 86 yards on two catches.
Ian Chandler and Zhane Roberts had seven tackles each and Roberts added a sack for Richmond Hill’s defense. Demetrius Williams and Logan Ravita also had two sacks each and Nasim Dubose picked off a Beach pass and returned it 44 yards during the game.
Guy said heading into the season he thought the Wildcats had depth on the offensive line and that should pay dividends later in the season.
Read more in the Sept. 11 edition of the News.