Stars blast Riverview in homecoming game

Tyree Thomas, Correspondent

 

With a 1-5 start to the season, the North football team wanted to turn its year around and make this year’s homecoming game one to remember. This was especially true for the seniors, who were playing in their final homecoming. The Stars opened up its rushing attack en route to a blowout 54-20 victory over the Riverview Rams.

“I have a high confident level in my team every game, but we had to play good and hard this game,” said senior Komunyaka (KC) Branch.

That’s exactly what the Stars did by taking the lead in the first quarter with the score of 21-6. Brandon Minor scored the first touchdown with a 4-yard run.

That TD was the first of three for the Stars in the first quarter as they took a 21-6 lead. Kyrton Kilgore with a 9-yard run and Ryan Wilkins ended the quarter with a 43-yard run.

In the second quarter Riverview fought back and cut the deficit to a touchdown at halftime. The Rams scored 14 more points while the Stars scored only 6 more ending the first half with the North Stars in the lead, 27-20. However, that’s the closest the Rams would get.

The Stars defense blanked Riverview in the second half. In the third quarter, Harry Ballard caught the only pass thrown from quarterback Cameron Rivers. Also in the third quarter, Alexander Hamm had a big 35-yard interception return for a score, ending the quarter with a score of 47-20.

By the end of the fourth quarter, Chris Jones scored another touchdown with a 2-yard run, ending the game with a score of 54-20.

“I love this team, it’s like family to me,” said senior Charles Lockett. “Me and a couple other players have been here for a while I am happy we could get the win and have good homecoming day.”