After five turnovers, Lancaster loses to Ridge View

Herald correspondentSeptember 24, 2011 

— Ridge View used five Lancaster turnovers and stifled a one-man offensive attack by Shaq Williams on the Bruins' final drive Friday night, providing just enough room to squeak out a 9-6 win.

The win improved the Blazers to 3-2.

Williams rushed for 140 yards and threw for 70, but four interceptions and a fumble - added to 58 yards in penalties - undid the comeback.

Williams had Keanthony Foster with a step in the end zone on the final throw of the game, but the pass bounced out of Foster's hands.

"That's it, bottom line," Lancaster coach Bennie McMurray said. "Our own worst enemy. Too many penalties, too many mistakes."

The game almost turned Lancaster's way on a Bruins mistake. C.D. Pelham dropped the snap on a punt but picked it up on the first bounce and raced 45 yards. The Bruins punched in the touchdown but couldn't get past Ridge View's defense for any more.

Attempting to kick a field goal to tie the score in the second half, Lancaster (3-2) put on a fake. The play was dropped for a significant loss, and the Blazers held on.

The Bruins also had a touchdown called back for offensive pass interference. They will return to Blythewood Stadium next week to take on Blythewood.

NOTE: Rashaun Cloud was injured on the opening kickoff and had to be carried off on a stretcher. Lancaster personnel said Cloud had a broken leg and a dislocated ankle.

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