Bobcats rally to win season finale


RIDGEFIELD — Storming from behind in the second half, Aberdeen ended its football season on a winning note.

Scoring 15 unanswered points in the second half, the Bobcats rallied to upend Ridgefield, 15-9, in a Greater St. Helens League 2A finale Friday night on a wet, muddy field at Ridgefield.

Aberdeen ended its season at 2-3 in league and 3-6 overall.

The Bobcats played without starting quarterback Veek Cheema, who was sidelined with a concussion. Bobcat coach Terry Dion commended backup quarterback Austin Kerrigan for stepping in and playing the entire game, completing 5-of-13 passes for 81 yards.

The Spudders (3-2, 6-3) led 9-0 at halftime.

Bryceson Talley opened the third quarter with a 1-yard run from the right side into the end zone. David Garcia kicked the PAT.

Austin Floch was the leading rusher for the Bobcats, with six rushes for 40 yards, including a touchdown and a 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter. He also intercepted a pass, one of two the Bobcats picked off.

Late in the game, Carter Harris made an important reception to help seal the game.

Dion praised his defensive unit for making numerous fourth-down stops in the second half to put the game away for the Bobcats.

“This was a remarkable feat since we were already out of the playoffs,” said Coach Dion. “We traveled for over two hours to another school in our league and we were focused and determined to win. We averaged 16 yards per catch in this game (total net yardage of 159 yards).”