Riverdale Gets Thrilling Homecoming Win

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Homecoming fans saw an exciting game with the Southwest Louisiana Knights last Friday.  Riverdale pulled off the win.  It was a great spectator’s game and was down to the wire, but the Rebels managed to come away with a 28-20 homecoming win.

Prior to the game, an Alumni reception was held at 5:30 pm followed by court presentation at 6:00 pm and the kickoff at 7:00 o’clock. Their opponent for the evening was a very good SWLA Knights from the Lake Charles area.

The Rebels had 307 total offensive yards with 4 touchdowns. Quarterback Ryder Huddleston had a fabulous game on offense and defense. He was 3 for 6 in passing for 43 yards with a touchdown pass. Kyle Guillory was on the other end of Huddleston’s touchdown pass for a 35 yard score. Ben Almond had 2 receptions for 16 yards. Almond also had a punt return for 41 yards. Most of the Rebel offense came on rushing yards. Huddleston had 17 carries for 122 yards and 3 touchdowns. Guillory had 14 carries for 114 yards, and Almond had 5 carries for 28 yards.

The defense worked hard on their side to hold the Knights to just 3 touchdowns. Hayden Hillman had 3 tackles, including a TFL and 2 assists. Ashton Almond had 4.5 tackles, including 2 TFL, an assist, and .5 sack. Huddleston was in on that sack for .5, along with 1.5 tackles and 1 PBU. Landen Barrett had a tackle, an assist, and a sack, while Guillory had a tackle and 2 assists. Kaidyn Williams and 2 tackles and 2 PBU, while Aston Hester had a tackle and an assist. Ben Almond had 2 PBU and an interception, and Jace Wilhite had a tackle, a PBU, and an interception.

The Rebels will travel to Woodville, MS, Friday to take on WCCA for their final district game. A win would secure 1stplace in district for the Rebels. Good luck and safe travels to our Riverdale Rebels!

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