Ravenscroft opened the 2015 season with a dominant performance over visiting Southern Vance Friday night, defeating the Raiders 55-7. The Ravens started the game with four consecutive scoring drives to take a 29-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
It seemed as if the Raiders would not get on the scoreboard, but Corey Twitty was able to connect with Kristopher Cruz for an 82-yard touchdown play in the second quarter.
In the second quarter, Southern Vance was threatening to score on fourth-and-goal after driving down to the Ravens 8-yard line when Twitty was picked off in the corner of the end zone by Troy Jones.
This was one of the few moments of the night when Southern Vance seemed to be building some momentum. The interception put an end to the Raiders’ only real sustained drive of the night.
Three who mattered
Troy Jones, Ravenscroft: Jones anchored a stingy Ravens’ secondary. The senior cornerback had three interceptions, one pass break-up. Jones even got in on the action on offense scoring a receiving touchdown.
The Ravenscroft defense: The Ravens stymied the Raiders’ passing game all night long. The defensive pressure consistently had the front four in the backfield. The Ravenscroft defense also played big when it matter most: The Ravens held Southern Vance to 1 for 9 on third-down conversions.
Corey Twitty, Southern Vance: The Raiders’ quarterback faced heavy pressure every time he tried to pass, but the QB was able to stand tall in the pocket and deliver an 82-yard strike to give his team some life. Twitty also has six carries for 47 rushing yards.
By the numbers
5: It’s hard to score when the opposing team forces turnovers, and that is just what Ravenscroft did. The Ravens forced five turnovers and scoring a touchdown on one.
0: Ravenscroft forced five turnovers but more importantly, they did not commit any of their own.
4: Ravenscroft’s defense started the night with four consecutive four-and-outs. The defensive unit also did not allow a first down until midway through the third quarter.
102: Despite having several plays go for negative yardage, Southern Vance running back Mark Baldwin was able to crack the century mark rushing: 32 carries for 102 rushing yards.