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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rise Up Raider nation let's vote again...Colin England has been nominated

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For those that do not know, Junior Football player Collin England has been nominated for player of the week for the second time this season. After a slow start yesterday, the RaiderNation has catapulted Collin in to first place but will need your continued votes and supports through 9:00am on Friday. The rules allow you to vote once per hour per IP address and takes no longer than 30 seconds to vote from a smart phone. This nomination comes the week after our Ryle Football team was nominated and won the Gold Star Chili Team of the week.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ryle-Dixie matchup suddenly has meaning

By Rick Broering, Enquirer contributor7:55 p.m. EDT October 20, 2014
Before the season, the week nine matchup between Ryle and Dixie Heights probably wasn't a game that many coaches, players or fans had circled on their calendars, but when the Raiders host the Colonels at Borland Stadium in Union Friday night all of Northern Kentucky will be paying attention.
Dixie thrust itself into the driver's seat of Northern Kentucky's 6A District 6 race by knocking off the last two district champs – Campbell County and Simon Kenton – consecutively.
Ryle opened district play with a loss to Simon Kenton but has pulled out district wins over Boone County and Campbell County with a big non-district win over CovCath sandwiched in between over the last three weeks. The Raiders can force a three-way tie between themselves, Dixie and Simon Kenton if they pull off the upset Friday night over the Colonels, making each team 3-1 in the district standings.
Boone County and Campbell County both sit at 0-3 in the district.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association breaks a three-way tie by selecting any four of each team's defeated opponents, except for the teams involved in the tie, and awards one point for each game won by those selected opponents. The point totals decide the district seeding.
Dixie and Ryle are two programs in different stages, but there are a lot of similarities between them that could make for an interesting game.
The Colonels have been steadily progressing since head coach Dave Brossart took over. They have multiple three-year contributors on their roster that have been through the rebuilding process. As a team they experienced playing close and competitive with the district's top teams – Campbell County and Simon Kenton – last year, only to come up short and ultimately settle for the district's three seed. They're a hungry group that believes in their coaching staff as well as themselves.
The Raiders are the Cinderella story of the season in Northern Kentucky. They're still in the rebuilding process under first-year head coach Mike Engler, but they've made some adjustments and gained confidence by winning four of their last six, including their last three. Now they have the opportunity to play spoiler for Dixie's team of destiny.
Both teams have found success utilizing their potent rushing attacks, but also have big-play threats that can hit the home run so they don't constantly have to put together drives.
Ryle junior Colin England has been a workhorse during the Raiders' recent success, and passed the 1,000-yard mark on the season last week with over 200 yards in the overtime win against Campbell County.
Senior quarterback Ryan Rytlewski has thrown for 753 yards and six touchdowns on the year. His favorite target is classmate Grant Arnwine – a big, physical receiver that averages 23.5 yards per catch with 423 yards and six touchdowns on the season.
Dixie's offense is especially difficult to stop this year because the Colonels have multiple weapons that a defense has to worry about, but none are more threatening than senior quarterback Drew Moore, who is most lethal when he keeps it and makes plays with his legs. A master of the read option, Moore has piled up 968 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on the year.
The biggest difference may come on the defensive side of the ball for both teams as the Colonels have only allowed an average of 77.3 rushing yards per game while the Raiders have given up 127.3.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ryle 24, Campbell County 17, OT

Ryle 24, Campbell County 17, OT
By Brady Laber | Multimedia Journalist
ALEXANDRIA, Ky. – Ryle scored in the third play of overtime en route to a 21-14 win over Campbell County on Friday.
The Raiders dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and as a result earned them a road victory.
The win was the third straight for the Raiders (4-5, 2-1), while the Camels (4-4, 0-3) dropped its third consecutive decision, all of which in district competition.
The two teams battled to a 14-14 tie at the end of regulation. Campbell County won the coin flip and decided to play defense first, but the Raiders' Ryan Woolf rumbled to pay dirt from nine yards out.
The extra point kicked by Grant Beagle gave Ryle a seven-point advantage.
On Campbell County's possession, quarterback Carson Plessinger’s pass in the end zone on 4th and 11 fell incomplete to give Ryle the win.
The Raiders scored first at the 4:01 mark of the first half when running back Colin England used strength and speed to find the end zone from 30 yards out. England, who eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season on this windy night, used two stiff arms to avoid would-be Camel tacklers.
Unfortunately for Ryle, the two-point conversion failed, keeping the score 6-0.
Campbell County took what turned out to be its only lead of the game in the second quarter. Plessinger powered his way into the end zone off the left side for a one-yard score. Trey Schierenbeck’s extra point gave the Camels a 7-6 advantage.
England scored his second rushing touchdown with just over two minutes left before halftime. Quarterback Ryan Rytlewski’s pass to Eric Wright for the two-point conversation gave the Raiders a 14-7 lead going into the intermission.
Both teams held each other scoreless in the third quarter but Campbell County scored on the first play of the fourth quarter. Plessinger threw a 30-yard pass over the middle that Gabe Kremer caught in the end zone to tie the score at 14.
Ryle struggled to hang on to the ball in the second half by committing three turnovers. Jacob Ginter and Dylan Rich each recovered fumbles and Eli Matthews intercepted Rytlewski, but Campbell County failed to take advantage.
The Raiders play their final regular season game next Friday, hosting Dixie Heights. A Ryle victory would cause a three-way tie between the Raiders, Dixie Heights and Simon Kenton at the top of the district standings.
Campbell County will try to get its first district win at home next week against the Boone County who is also winless in district play. - See more at:…

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ryle Nominated for Gold Star Chili Team of the Week

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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.

Ryle (3-5) - After starting the season 1-5, the Raiders have put together a pair of back-to-back victories. The latest was an impressive 21-14 upset of CovCath.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ryan Rytleswki has been nominated for the Mercy Ortho/WCPO 9 On Your Side Player of the Week.

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Ryan Rytleswki has been nominated for the Mercy Ortho/WCPO 9 On Your Side Player of the Week.

The voting opens no later than afternoon each week and ends each morning at 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. 

Ryan Rytlewski, Ryle – Threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the first half of the Raiders win over Boone County. -

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Ryle pummels Boone County, 48-13

Marc Hardin,11:32 p.m. EDT October 3, 2014
The Ryle football team extended its regular-season winning streak against Class 6A district rival Boone County to six on Friday with a 48-13 win over the host Rebels on Irv Goode Field at Owen Hauck Stadium in Florence.
The last time the Rebels (1-6) beat the Raiders (2-5) in the regular season was in 2008. Their last win against Ryle came with a 2011 playoff conquest.
"They've been our rival since we opened the school," said Raiders running back Collin England. "To come in here and get a win on their field is great."
Behind the rugged running of England, a 6-foot-1, 218-pound junior, and the passing combination of Ryan Rytlewski to Grant Arnwine, the Raiders raced to a 35-7 halftime lead against the Rebels. Rytlewski and England both scored on 1-yard first-quarter touchdown runs for a 13-0 Raiders advantage.
Rytlewski, who carried three times for 31 yards on the first scoring drive, found the end zone in the first three minutes. His quick quarterback keeper was set up by a short, game-opening Rebels drive resulting in a 15-yard punt to the Boone County 26.
Raiders strong safety Alex Brownell sacked Rebels quarterback Jamar Lamb for a 9-yard loss on the game's first play from scrimmage to set the defensive tone for previously hardluck Ryle, which has allowed 15 points or fewer in three games, two of them losses.
England's score capped a 10-play, 87-yard drive on which he ran four times for 48 yards. The extra-point kick failed with 28.2 seconds remaining in the opening quarter. England finished with 18 carries for 169 yards with two touchdowns.
"Unbelievable effort," Ryle coach Mike Engler said of England's performance, which included several tackle-breaking runs, some impressive pile-driving, and rushes on which he carried several Rebels on his back. "Collin is learning how to run the ball hard. And, by doing so, he's becoming a very good football player."
Boone County pulled to within 13-7 in the opening minute of the second quarter on Lamb's 91-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Figueroa on third-and-11 from the Rebels' 9, and Sam Gascon's kick. Figueroa finished with four catches for 141 yards.
Ryle responded with 28 unanswered points to take a 41-7 lead with 7:18 to go in the third quarter. Scoring second-quarter TDs were Arnwine on a pair of grabs of 28 and 38 yards from Rytlewski, and Ryan Woolf with a 9-yard scamper.
Arnwine's first score was preceded by a 29-yard England ramble to the Rebels' 46. Woolf's score was set up by an 18-yard England carry on which he stiff-armed his way to the Boone County 30.
Arnwine's second TD grab with 49.2 seconds to play in the half, came on first down moments after Ryle cornerback Eric Moore intercepted Lamb at the Raiders' 42 and returned it 22 yards. Another defensive hero for the Raiders was safety David Rich, who recovered a fumble that set up England's second score.
England had 130 first-half rushing yards. His second touchdown on a 2-yard run gave the Raiders a 34-point lead. His 19-yard run to the Rebels' 2 set up the score.
"It starts off with the offensive line, and we knew we could run on them," said Rytlewski, who had a hand in three touchdowns and a two-point conversion pass. "I thought Collin ran really hard tonight."
The Raiders snapped a two-game losing streak, which followed their previous win against Class 5A county rival Conner. They improved to 1-1 in the Class 6A district.
Boone County has lost five in a row since beating Conner, and fell to 0-2 in the district.
Ryle 13 22 6 7 -- 48
Boone County 0 7 6 0 -- 13
R-Rytlewski 1 run (Bouldin kick)
R-England 1 run (kick failed)
B-Figueroa 91 pass from Lamb (Gascon kick) R-Arnwine 28 pass from Rytlewski (Wright pass from Rytlewski) R-Woolf 9 run (Bouldin kick) R-Arnwine 38 pass from Rytlewski (Bouldin kick) R-England 2 run (pass failed) B-Douglas 17 run (kick blocked) R-Bateman 7 run (Bouldin kick)
Records: R 2-5 (1-1 Class 6A district), B 1-6 (0-2).

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.