For the second week in a row, Richland’s offense came out of the locker room and stalled to begin the game. Conversely, Cornersville’s offense was able to build a lead and maintain it throughout the game en route to a 30-13 win Friday night.
Also for the second week in a row, Richland came out of halftime, and was able to get points on the board, closing the gap to 15-13 early in the third quarter. From there, however, it was all Bulldogs.
Ethan Erhardt caused and recovered a fumble on the first drive of the third quarter, and then hauled in a touchdown pass from Sam Edwards on the ensuing drive to put his team on the board. Edwards finished with 66 yards on 9-of-20 passing with a pair of picks to go with his touchdown.
Richland then cut the lead to two points after a Stacey Cross interception set up the Raiders at the Cornersville 25-yard-line. Four plays later, Edwards capped the drive with a six-yard run.
Momentum shifted just two plays later when Cornersville’s Cason Warner went 40 yards for a score, and the Bulldogs cruised from that point forward. Cason had 121 yards for the Bulldogs on 15 carries. He and Brady Calahan combined for 257 of Cornersville’s 290 rushing yards in the game.
Richland was held to just 183 total yards of offense in the game, and was without leading rusher Austin Seals in the contest. Seals has been out with a shoulder injury since early in the Raiders’ loss to Spring Hill in Week 8.
Of the different areas Richland coach Nick Patterson will point to in this loss, penalties will be high among them. The Raiders were flagged 13 times for 126 yards gifted to their opponent.
Cornersville 30, Richland 13
At Wayne Hobbs Stadium
C 8 7 6 9 30
R 0 0 13 0 13
|C – Rhett Woodard 1 run (6:21) Brady Calahan run|
|C – Calahan 11 run (5:51) Jackson Williams kick|
|R – Ethan Erhardt 10 pass from Sam Edwards (7:15) Colton Trimble kick|
|R – Edwards 6 run (4:49) Trimble kick|
|C – Cason Warner 40 run (4:13) run failed|
|C – Calahan 2 run (9:51) Williams kick|
|Cornersville – Brady Calahan 14-136, Cason Warner 15-121, Jackson Farler 8-23, Rhett Woodard 5-10, RIley Qualls 1-0|
|Richland – Trey Walkington 14-69, Sam Edwards 17-50, Ethan Erhardt 2-12, Ethan Workman 1-0, Jack Norman 1-(-4), Bryce Miller 1-(-10)|
|Cornersville – Jackson Farler 3-8-1 70|
|Richland – Sam Edwards 9-20-2 66|
|Cornersville – Brady Calahan 2-62, Tanner Edwards 1-8|
|Richland – Trey Walkington 6-38, Ethan Erhardt 2-22, Jack Norman 1-6|