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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Ryle 14, Boone County 7

By Stefanie Theobald | Multimedia Journalist
UNION, Ky. – Ryle and Boone County have struggled the first half of the season, with only one combined win between them entering Friday.

It was the Raiders that prevailed for their second win of the season, beating the Rebels, 14-7 in a U.S. Marines Backyard Battle between the rivals at Borland Stadium.

“Boone is always a good rival for us,” Ryan Hill said. “We haven’t really had the best season this year, but getting this win definitely helped us out and gives us motivation.”

It took until the final minutes of the second quarter for either team to score. Ryle senior running back Ryan Hill finally opened the scoring when he caught a 6-yard pass from quarterback Ryan Rytlewski.

Aside from Boone County (0-7) threatening in the red zone during the third quarter as Raider Kyle Bailey intercepted a touchdown attempt, the scoreboard remained dormant.

With just under eight minutes left, Ryle (2-5) posted its second score of the night as running back Ryan Woolf completed a 146-yard game with a 1-yard run for Woolf’s only touchdown and the Raiders final of the night.

Boone County mounted a comeback, scoring with just under five minutes left in the game as Aaron Floyd connected with senior wide receiver Kanye Westoff for a 57-yard score.

But it wasn’t enough for the Rebels, who fell short and failed to post another score for the remainder of the game.

“Our program really needed this victory, and we played hard,” said Ryle head coach Bryson Warner. “We needed the win and deserved the win.”

Next week, the Rebels first-year head coach Jeff Griffith will continue his quest for his first victory when they play Simon Kenton at home.

Ryle travels to Covington Catholic.

Stefanie Theobald is in third season with She is a UC graduate with a passion for the media. You can hear her on our podcasts and High School minutes and follow her on Friday nights this season. If you are interested in covering your team, please CONTACT US.
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