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
CR — Maxwell TD run 8:04 (Miller kick)
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
CR — Maxwell 2 2 run (Miller kick) 10:46
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
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 .