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Ridgewood wins big in Arline showcase

The Ram has four touchdowns, three on the ground, in a 48-16 win against Hudson.

By MIKE TOMPKINS
Published September 23, 2006


NEW PORT RICHEY - If you're a lover of running the football, the game between Hudson and Ridgewood was for you. The game featured Pasco County's leading rusher in Byronell Arline, who entered the Rams' fifth game with more than 700 yards already on the season, and Hudson fullback Jake McFadden, who had rushed for over 550.

Unfortunately, that didn't equate to good football.

Arline had 227 yards of total offense, including 172 on the ground, as Ridgewood cruised to a 48-16 victory over the Cobras. Arline had rushing touchdowns of 3, 3, and 6 yards in the second quarter and added a 55-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Charlie Minichino in the third. Arline added a two-point conversion run after his third touchdown run. Minichino finished a perfect 5-for-5 with 157 yards and three touchdowns.

"Byronell is going to run the football well if we block well, you know what I mean?" Rams coach Chris Taylor said. "It's always 'Byronell, Byronell, Byronell,' but 11 guys on the offensive side of the ball have to execute as one. That's something we strive for, and we have to keep getting better every week at it."

McFadden led Hudson with 230 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries.