Sunday, August 27, 2000

Anderson 20, Lakota East 13


New QB runs for 215 yards, wins MVP

By Dave Schutte
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The time was right for a change, and Kenny Riddell was the right player for the transition.

        Shedding their conservative image and riding Riddell's quarterback talents, , Anderson unveiled a wide-open, no-huddle offense in its 20-13 victory over Lakota East in the opening game Saturday of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium.

        Riddell, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior, rushed for 215 yards on 15 carries, completed eight of 14 passes for 92 yards and scored a touchdown to earn Most Valuable Player honors.

        “I played safety last year, but I've always wanted to play quar terback,” Riddell said. “Coach (Vince) Suriano put the new offense in this year, and we worked on it all summer. We were ready to go today.”

        In the past, Suriano's Redskins seldom put the ball in the air. But Suriano said he learned his new offense from Clemson coach Tommy Bowden.

        “We're in our infant stages, and Coach Bowden warned me not to get discouraged, because we'll get better at it every week,” Suriano said.

        Although Anderson racked up 462 total yards compared to 286 by Lakota East, the Redskins couldn't breathe easy until defensive end Dan Miller came up with the play of the game.

        On a fourth-down play at the Anderson 24 with less than two minutes remaining, Miller hit Lakota East backup quarterback Scott Wyckoff, resulting in a game-clinching interception by Matt Bolan.

        Riddell's TD came in the first quarter. Forced out of the pocket, Riddell broke six tackles and raced 86 yards for the score.

        “There's 56 plays in the offense, and the players have memorized all of them,” Suriano said. “I knew we had to change from the Pro-I after watching films following the 1999 season. We were too predictable and teams were keying in on us.”

        Lakota East's Craig Salvati, the starting goalie for the soccer team, booted field goals of 37 and 32 yards, and Dustin Baynes scored on a 32-yard run, tying the score at 13-13 at halftime.

        Lakota East ....... 3 10 0 0—13

        Anderson ....... 7 6 0 7—20

        A—Riddell 86 run (Haukabo kick)

        L—Salvati 45 field goal

        L—Baynes 38 run (Salvati kick)

        A—Rod 5 run (kick wide)

        L—Salvati 37 field goal

        A—Rodd 14 run (Haukabo kick)

        Records: A 1-0, LE 0-1. Officials: Bill Klamo, Roy Sloneker, Randy Adams, Dan Byrum, Curt Meyer.

       



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- Anderson 20, Lakota East 13
Badin 31, Springboro 14
Beechwood 21, Sheldon Clark 6
Bellevue 48, Dayton 0
Bethel-Tate 36, CCD 31
Boone County 37, CovCath 12
Chaminade-Julienne 31, Clayton Northmont 21
Colerain 14, Elder 7
Dayton Jefferson 21, Landmark Christian 12
Dixie 28, Campbell Co. 18
East Central 42, Martinsville 35
East Clinton 23, Batavia 13
Edgewood 21, Kings 0
Finneytown 28, North College Hill 14
Goshen 39, Western Brown 0
Harrison 34, Walnut Hills 21
Highlands 55, Fern Creek 0
Indian Hill 40, CHCA 0
Lakewood St. Edward 25, Middletown 22
LaSalle 31, Oak Hills 21
Lebanon 47, Col. White 14
Lloyd 13, Scott 6
Loveland 38, Northwest 7
Madeira 43, Ludlow 10
Mariemont 47, Clermont NE 7
McNicholas 45, Glen Este 22
Middletown Madison 47, Yellow Springs 0
Milford 20, Turpin 14
Moeller 10, Lakota West 7
New Miami 12, Worthington Christian 0
New Richmond 46, Deer Park 12
NewCath 41, Newport 14
Princeton 24, Wayne 21
Purcell Marian 14, Amelia 0
Reading 69, Lockland 6
Ross 35, Lemon-Monroe 14
Ryle 61, Aiken 0
Simon Kenton 40, Holmes 7
St. Xavier 15, Fairfield 9
Summit CD 42, Holy Cross 12
Sycamore 20, Mason 3
Taylor 35, Norwood 10
Western Hills 27, Urbana 0
Williamsburg 25, Berne Union 6
Wilmington 54, Washington Court House 14
Winton Woods 41, Hughes 0
Wyoming 27, Clinton Massie 21