Ridley rushes for 379 yards in Saints win

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 2, 2006

NATCHEZ &8212; The Stevan Ridley show keeps on rolling.

The star Trinity running back rushed 17 times for 379 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Saints (4-0) to a 45-0 win over the Tensas Chiefs (0-4) Friday night at Trinity.

Despite the big win, Trinity head coach David King felt his team had been somewhat outplayed.

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&8220;You look at this score and you wonder how I can say this but I thought we were outplayed in the first half,&8221; King said. &8220;Coach Jacobs&8217; boys were more ready to play than ours were. That&8217;s my fault. I commend coach Jacobs for that.&8221;

Ridley opened the scoring with a 71-yard run in the first quarter, and had runs of 22, 94 and 52 for touchdowns; as well.

Other Saints got in on the scoring action as well, as R.J. Fleming scored on a 32-yard run and Parker Brumfield connected on a 51-yard pass to Clint Easom and a 13-yard pass to Wells Middleton for touchdowns.

Both touchdown completions were Brumfield&8217;s only pass attempts of the day.

The No. 1 Saints held Tensas to only 100 total yards of offense.

&8220;We were able to get Stevan loose on some runs, but it&8217;s a weird feeling right now,&8221; King said.

&8220;I&8217;m very disappointed in the way we played. We kept them off the scoreboard but they moved the ball on us. We had 45 points but we played very sloppily offensively at times. We&8217;ve got some lofty goals that people have set for us but I feel like Tensas outplayed us tonight. I know it sounds crazy.&8221;

King said the biggest issue seemed to be focus.

&8220;We had some delay of games, some too many men on the field (penalties),&8221; he said. &8220;We weren&8217;t very sharp and crisp. I felt like they did a good job of controlling the line of scrimmage. I felt like they pushed us around some. I felt like they weren&8217;t intimidated by us. That&8217;s a testament to Chris Jacobs&8217; team. I felt like we didn&8217;t get better as a team. I felt like I didn&8217;t have our team ready to play tonight. We just did not play very good football tonight. That&8217;s my fault.&8221;

Trinity will travel to WCCA next Friday at 7 p.m.