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Devils fall despite late-game burst

Germantown fell to Ridgeway 42-39 Friday night at home in a game to determine league supremacy.
The Red Devils were unable to contain an explosive Roadrunner offense that gained more than 400 yards on the ground.
The first quarter saw a flurry of offense from both teams. Ridgeway scored first on a 34-yard pass from Braxton Conard to Toreano Barnes.
Conard finished the game with 245 passing yards.
Germantown scored next on a half-field rush from senior running back Damon Cox, who finished with game with 66 yards.
The Red Devils scored again on a 58-yard pass from quarterback Samuel Martin to senior Caylon Weathers.
However, the Roadrunners tied the score on a 95-yard blast from running back Orlando Johnson, who racked up 336 yards in the game.
Germantown struck first in the second quarter on a 22-yard field goal from junior Christopher Little, who also completed all four of his extra-point attempts in the game.
The Red Devil’s offense went dry for the remainder of the half as Ridgeway scored again on a 21-yard pass from Braxton Conard.
Up 21-17 going into the second half, Ridgeway seized considerable momentum in the third quarter as Johnson broke off back-to-back rushing touchdowns from deep within the Roadrunner’s side of the field.
Germantown struck on a 21-yard pass from Martin to senior Matthew Hoover.
Ridgeway attempted to put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter by scoring another passing touchdown. However, the resilient Red Devils kept the game close by scoring twice in the final quarter of play.
Martin scampered into the end zone during one play and handed off to senior running back Justin Roberson for another.
The Germantown offense netted 355 yards in the tough loss.
Germantown (6-3) will travel to 2-7 Wooddale Friday for its final game of the regular season. Wooddale is coming off of a 46-8 road loss to neighboring Collierville.

Defensive back Tim Brown shakes a tackle Friday night after forcing a Ridgeway turnover. Photo by Kevin Lewter