In football, all young men have a chance of success. In football, the more talented player is not always the best player. In football, with the correct attitude and work ethic, any young man can compete. In football, leaders are born and confidence is built. In football, attitudes can be adjusted and low self-esteem can be lifted. In football, all young men get a chance at success.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Raiders show improvement in tough loss

Rick Broering5:19 p.m. EDT September 27, 2014
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Ryle was playing for overtime Friday night.
Simon Kenton didn't have any timeouts and there was just under a minute left on the clock. The Raiders let the final seconds of the play clock tick away before they snapped it to punt it back to the Pioneers. However, a low snap and a tough judgment call by an official, ruling Ryle punter Aaron O'Hara's knee down when he bent to catch the snap, gave Simon Kenton the ball back on the Raiders' 14 with 24 seconds to play.
Two plays later Simon Kenton sophomore quarterback Cam Racke hit senior receiver Logan Winkler for the 14-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left for the go-ahead score.
It was another tough loss in a season that has now seen the Raiders' suffer three of their five losses by single-digits.
"I hate it for the kids because they played so hard," first-year Ryle head coach Mike Engler said. "(Simon Kenton) deserved to win as much as we did. It was a great football game. I just hate it for our kids because that could have been the game that really put us over the top and built up their confidence."
After a slow start, Ryle may be more of a factor than anticipated in an already muddy 6A district race. Even despite Friday marking the team's second consecutive loss and dropping its record to 1-5, Engler thinks the noticeable improvement in his players from week zero to week five and competing with a team of Simon Kenton's caliber until the final seconds has helped the Raiders' confidence.
"Our effort was great," Engler said. "We've lost a couple in a row now, but I can't complain about our effort at all. We went in thinking we had a chance to win the football game, and we played like we had a chance to win the football game. Even in the loss these guys are gaining confidence and getting better. They could be a team to be reckoned with later on."
The Raiders' 50-22 win over Conner in week three seemed to be somewhat of a turning point in their season. There are multiple reasons for the improved level of play according to Engler, including players getting healthy, inexperienced guys getting familiar with the varsity game and the entire team and staff getting used to each other during an initial transition period. Also, the emergence of junior running backs Colin England and Mitchell Batemen have really given the Raiders' offense a boost in the running game.
"We've improved everywhere," Engler said. "The biggest thing is believing – they're believing in the system, they're starting to see the effects of hard work and taking coaching."
"Mitchell and Colin have been great. The thing that people don't realize is that both of those guys were injured in our first couple of games, and we also had a couple of linemen miss games too. Getting all those guys healthy has been a huge key to getting on track with that part of our game."

Monday, September 15, 2014

Collin England nominated....Lets go VOTE

Mercy Orthopedics has partnered with WCPO 9 On Your Side and to present the High School Football Player of the Week. Each week 10-14 nominees will be selected from a large list of some of the area’s top performances and will be included in an online voting poll to determine a winner.

The voting opens no later than Monday afternoon each week and ends each Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. Voting is limited to one vote per hour, per IP address. Networks that share a single IP may experience problems in repeating voting, so please be aware of that while casting your vote.

Once a player wins once, they will be ineligible to be nominated a second time.

All of the season winners will be recognized and receive a plaque at the Year in Review shows in January (more details announced during postseason) -


Ryle nominated for Gold Star Chili Team of the week

Each week this season will be nominating teams for our Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, highlighting schools that earned hard-fought victories.

Visitors to our website will be able to vote once per hour, per IP address from the time the nominations are released through 9:00 AM Friday morning for the team of their choice. Winners will be announced weekly on Friday morning.

Teams are only eligible to win once during the season and will not be nominated again after winning the award the first time. All winning teams will be recognized by Gold Star Chili, a proud sponsor of high school football and supporter of the community.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ryle rolls to 50-22 win against Conner

Ryle rolls to 50-22 win against Conner

After Conner took the lead on the opening kickoff, Ryle controlled the game against its county rivals to give Mike Engler his first win as Raiders head coach, 50-22. The longtime assistant from Lexington Catholic had lost his first three games, and his first game against the Cougars sent the home team to an 0-3 start.
"It's great," Engler said. "We'll enjoy this tonight and then go right back to watching film tomorrow. We have a lot to work on."
Ryle junior running back Colin England had more than 200 yards rushing on the night, including two punishing touchdown runs of 48 and 39 yards. The second score gave Ryle a 29-14 lead early in the second quarter. Sophomore Cole Burch had more than 100 rushing yards on the night, including a TD rush. Mitchell Bateman added two TDs for Ryle, and Ryan Rytlewski threw a 26-yard TD pass to Grant Arnwine, who made a leaping grab at the pylon and kept one foot in bounds. Rytlewski also had a TD rush.
Conner senior Isaiah Ebarb started the game with a kickoff return score up the left sideline. Ryle responded right away with a six-play, 62-yard drive to knot up the score less than three minutes into the game. England had a 31-yard and 12-yard rush in the drive, and Rytlewski scored from a yard out for the TD.
"I tell them you will all face adversity at some point," Engler said. "I can't ask for a better situation than for them to score and then be able to drive right back and score ourselves. That's the makings of a championship team."
On Ryle's next drive, the Raiders scored on their first play, Arnwine's tough TD grab, to take the lead with 7:18 to go in the period.
Conner responded with an 86-yard scoring drive to tie the game in the second period. England gave Ryle the lead for good with two minutes left in the half, breaking a pair of tackles on his way for a 48-yard score. He had a 22-yard gain two plays earlier.
"He had some injuries earlier in the year and didn't play as much," Engler said. "He's got the potential. When he wants to, he can take over a game.
Ryle is installing a new offensive system in Engler's fast-paced spread attack, which annually produced a lot of passing yards at Lexington Catholic.
"I believe in it," Arnwine said. "We just need to get better and execute better as players….all three of our running backs were amazing and our offensive line did a great job."
Ryle 14 7 22 7-50
Conner 7 7 0 8-22
C-Ebarb 99 kickoff return (Eberhard kick)
R-Rytlewski 1 run (Boulden kick)
R-Arnwine 26 pass from Rytlewski (Boulden kick)
C-Padgett 2 run (Eberhard kick)
R-England 48 run (Boulden kick)
R-England 39 run (O'Hara run)
R-Bateman 10 run (Boulden kick)
R-Bateman 2 run (Boulden kick)
R-Burch run (Boulden kick)
C-Nyers 20 pass from Padgett (two-point try good)
Records: Ryle (1-3), Conner (0-3).

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ryle vs. Conner

The game tonight will be at Conner and will start at 7:00.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ryle vs. Sycamore Township

Due to Ohio State High School regulations we will not be broadcasting the game.  Please follow us on Twitter to get updates @ryleraiderfball

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Scott County 46, Ryle 14

Scott County sophomore Keith Guy had rushing touchdowns of 51 and 40 yards, while sophomore Noah Hughes had two rushing touchdowns and junior Theo Price had one. Josh Davis added a seven-yard touchdown pass to Alex Miller. Tyler Dummer had 38-yard field goal and was perfect on extra point attempts. Scott County finished with 305 rushing yards on 40 attempts.
Ryle junior running back Collin England had a 3-yard rushing touchdown, while senior quarterback Ryan Rytlewski had an 8-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Grant Arnwine.
S-Hughes 3 run (Dummer kick)
S-Hughes 2 run (Dummer kick)
S- Guy 51 run (Dummer kick)
S-Guy 40 run (Dummer kick)
S-Price 8 run (Cooper pass from McKee)
S-Dummer 38 FG
R-England 3 run (Bouldin kick)
S-Miller 7 pass from Davis (Dummer kick)
R- Arnwine 8 pass from Rytlewski (Bouldin kick)
Records: R 0-2.

Monday, August 4, 2014

2014 Senior Father-Son Leadership Camp

2014 Senior Father-Son Leadership Camp

Ryle Coach's Corner will be Taped at Barlycorns on August 20th

Join Ryle Coach Mike Engler and Cooper Coach Randy Borchers at Barlycorn's. Radio host Andy Furman will be interviewing the coaches. We need to pack the place as Cooper parents will also be in attendance. This show will be taped and put on the Ryle football website.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Raider Madness Shirts must be pre-ordered

Please send your order to

Jackson High Impresses coaches at Football University

Union, KY – July 25, 2014 Local LB, Jackson High from Ryle High School, Class of 2017 impressed NFL

level coaches at he "invitation only" Football University “TOP GUN” Showcase held in Dublin, Ohio this

past weekend. Jackson High was invited to TOP GUN based of his outstanding performance at he FBU

Nashville camp. He joined more than 850 of the nation's top athletes at heir position and trained with

current and former NFL players and coaches. Jackson High received high honors at FBU Top Gun and is

hoping to make the Army Al American Combine team.

“quick and has impeccable work ethic” – Coach Steve Szabo

“a leader and posses great character” - Coach Liam Ezekial

“easily coached and definitely a student of the game” – Coach Emmanuel King

25% of the athletes that have attended one of Football University’s 30 regional camps were invited to

compete at TOP GUN. This national showcase gathered the most elite performers from acros the United

States and allowed them to compete and display their abilities together on one stage. Football University

had an impressive alumni list hat includes some of the top college football recruits and players in the

nation. Headlining the TOP GUN Showcase were quarterbacks coach Jeff Rutledge, former quarterback

coach of the Arizona Cardinals; wide receiver coach Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, offensive line coach Jim

McNaly, who is considered the best offensive line coach in the game; defensive back coach Ray

Buchanan; and wide receiver coach Charlie Collins, who is considered one of the finest receiver coaches in

the game.


Football University is an invitation-only experience for the serious football player, focusing on teaching

technique and skill in a small-group setting with other elite athletes. Modeled after NFL mini-camps, each

camp includes 18 hours of training and development—both on the field and of the field—including film


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study, classroom testing, and aces to hi-tech equipment, all under the professional tutelage of former

NFL players and coaches. Fottball University travels to the United States to train players hand-picked by

the organization’s network of regional directors and scouts.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ryle Maddness is Thursday at 8:00

Don't forget to order your shirts!!!

at 8:00pm - 1:00am
Jul 31 at 8:00pm to Aug 1 at 1:00am
Carnival style fundraiser including food vendors, Kona Ice, kids games and activities, a jewelry vendor, a bouncy house, an appearance by Union Raider Youth Football Team with performances by the Ryle Dance Team and Ryle Cheerleaders from 8pm - 11:30pm. We will showcase the 2014 Ryle Raider Football Team starting at 11:30pm with a player introduction followed by a light practice. Please come to the Ryle Football Stadium, Thursday, July 31st, from 8pm - 1am to show your support and enjoy this fundraising event. Go Ryle Raiders!

Ryle 2014 Football Season Tickets & Parking Fundraiser

Ryle 2014 Football Season Tickets & Parking Fundraiser

·         Season tickets are available for $100 per person (Includes home pre-season/regular season games NOT PLAYOFFS).
·         Student/Child season tickets are available for $25 (Includes pre-season/regular season games NOT PLAYOFFS).
These season tickets will include all Varsity, JV and freshman games.
·         Individual game tickets are available for $10, for season ticket holder’s guests or family.
·         Roped off seating under press box for all season ticket holders.
·         Parking passes sold for $60 (All Varsity games- playoffs included).

To sign up for these please email Joe Principata @
Let me know how many tickets you want, adult or child and if you want a parking spot. 

The Ryle Football Team will be selling season tickets this year to help raise money for much needed football equipment.  Each ticket will cost $100.00 and will allow you access into every home football game during the regular season. All season ticket holders will enter through the gate behind the press box allowing for a quick, no wait entry to reserved seating in front of the press box. The center section of the stadium will be roped off for season ticket holders.   
Parking spots will also be available this year.  The first six rows of the school’s lot near the football field will be available for season parking pass holders for varsity football games only.  Your reserved spot will be available up until halftime.  Senior football parents will have the best available spots, and then juniors, sophomores, freshman, cheerleaders, the band and then any remaining spots will be open to the public.  If you want to reserve a spot please reply to by August 10, 2014.  These are limited and will be sold on a first come first serve basis to season ticket holders first.  

Tickets and parking passes will be available for pickup at Raider Madness on July 31, 2014.

If you have any questions please email Joe Principata at