Pfister leads Ridge past Forest Hills

FISHERTOWN — Chestnut Ridge scored on its first three possessions of the first half and led 28-0 at the half on its way to an opening night 35-7 win over visiting Forest Hills.

Ridge dominated both sides of the ball and only a late score by the Forest Hills junior varsity unit kept Ridge from pitching a shutout to begin the season.

Play of the game: Sophomore Matt Whysong caught a 10-yard pass and broke three tackles and scored on a 30-yard TD for Ridge’s second score of the night.

Player of the game: Chestnut Ridge’s Logan Pfister had seven carries for 83 yards and a rushing TD and was 14-of-16 passing for 215 yards and a touchdown.

Unsung hero(es): Chestnut Ridge’s defense came into season having to replace seven starters and had a great night on that side of the football and came within a minute left in the game of having a shutout.

Most vital statistic: Forest Hills had a 50-yard touchdown called back that would have made the score 21-7 late in the first half.

Chestnut Ridge coach Max Shoemaker: “When you start the season with younger players filling the holes left by last year’s team you just do not know what to expect. I was pleased how those kids and the older kids performed tonight.”

Notable: Ridge spread the ball around to four different receivers and didn’t drop any passes.

Records: Chestnut Ridge (1-0), Forest Hills (0-1)

Next week: Ridge travels to Johnstown. FH hosts Bedford.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Forest Hills 0 0 0 7 — 7

Chestnut Ridge 7 21 7 0 — 35

First Quarter

CR — Maxwell TD run 8:04 (Miller kick)

Second Quarter

CR — Whysong 30 pass from Pfister (Miller kick), 11:51

CR — Pfister 12 run (Miller kick) 10:45

CR — Maxwell 1 run (Miller kick) 4:02

Third Quarter

CR — Maxwell 2 2 run (Miller kick) 10:46

Fourth Quarter

FH — Flinn 5 run (PAT good) 1:04

TEAM STATISTICS FH CR

First downs 6 10

Total yards 227 407

Rushes-yards 21-131 29-192

Passing 96 215

Comp-Att-Int 11-24-0 13-15-2

Punts 4-32 0

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties-Yards 4-26 4-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Forest Hills: D. Crawley 10-68, Brearick 1-1, D. Flinn 4-63.

Chestnut Ridge: Pfister 7-83, Maxwell 8-25, T Weyandt 1-8, Holderbaum 1-6, Whysong 5-51, Bollman 4-10, Miller 1-0, Presnell 2-1, Mock 1-8.

PASSING: Forest Hills: Myers 11-24-2-96, Chestnut Ridge: Pfister 14-16-0-215

RECEIVING: Forest Hills: Crawley 1-7, Richardson 3-43, Toth 1-6, Burda 1-8, Delic 4-26 .Chestnut Ridge: Whysong 5-91, Holderbaum 4-45, Weyandt 3-63, Hillegas 2-16 .

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