Highland over River Ridge

Afternoon game in Bloomington
Zach Ertz easily gets past an arm tackle attempt by the Highland defender.
Afternoon game in Bloomington
River Ridge’s Zach Ertz hauls in an over-the-shoulder catch and races to the end zone for an 80-yard touchdown against visiting Highland Friday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)
Afternoon game in Bloomington
Kirk Martin passes into the flat against Highland.



over River Ridge

Highland defeated host River Ridge 49-18 in Six Rivers football action Friday afternoon in Bloomington. 

The game was held at 4 p.m. due to the referees having a scheduling conflict. 

Highland scored 24 points in the opening quarter on a 47-yard run, a 1-yard run and a 25-yard run, all followed by 2-point conversion runs. 

The Cardinal scored on a 13-yard run early in the second quarter to increase the margin to 30-0. 

Zach Ertz made an excellent over the shoulder catch near the left sideline on a short pass from Kirk Martin, eluded the defender and raced into the end zone for an 80-yard touchdown to pull the Timberwolves within 30-6. 

Highland scored on a 1-yard run, a 27-yard run and PAT, and an 8-yard run in the second period to go up 49-6 at the half. 

Neither team scored in the third quarter.

Cordt Esser scored on a 52-yard pass from Martin in the fourth period and Martin later scored on a 51-yard run to make the final score 49-18. 


Martin rushed 12 times for 95 yards. He also completed 14 of 23 passes for 242 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ertz caught 10 passes for 124 yards and a TD.

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