The “Bailey Bowl” was packed with emotion, screaming fans and a father-son going head-to-head for a seventh time. The undefeated Rangers kept their momentum, despite the standing mud and often time’s heavy rainfall, to keep their record unblemished and give Coach Don Bailey his 298th career win and his seventh straight win over his son, Brandon Bailey.
Patrick Donoughe is a three-year letterman in football with Forest Hills and has also lettered in basketball and baseball. He is a member of the Spanish Honor Society and carries a 4.117 GPA. Patrick was an altar server through 11th grade at St. John Church in Summerhill. He plans on attending college next year, majoring in civil or mechanical engineering. His parents are David and Patricia Donoughe.
Quinn is a four-year letterman on the Richland varsity football team and carries a 98.4 GPA. He is also a four-year letterman in wrestling and track and a member of the National Honor Society. Quinn plans on attending college next year and pursuing a degree in engineering. He is the son of Keith and Tracy Carpenter.
The first quarter started out strong for the Rangers of Forest Hills. Nick Dudukovich, later named the Great American Rivalry Series MVP, ran the next play from scrimmage 73 yards to the Rams 3-yard line and two plays later bolted in from the 2. With Dudukovich's early touchdown it made the score 7-3.
Richland would soon put together a scoring drive of their own, as John Rizzo busted up the middle on his way to a 14-yard score. Both teams had trouble moving the ball through the air and decided to go to a more traditional style. The running game kept the game honest and sent both teams into the locker room with a 9-7 halftime score.
Richland returned to the field down 9-7 looking to score on their opening drive. To their surprise, Forest Hills came out with the same intensity they displayed in the first half and pushed the lead to 15-9. The Rangers made two key plays denying the Rams on two fourth and one plays. Momentum was on the side of the home school, as Forest Hills would end the game with an impressive 23-9 win.
After it was all said and done, Nick Dudukovich of Forest Hills was awarded the well deserved MVP trophy. SSgt Weber met Nick at mid-field and presented him with the trophy in front of a proud Forest Hills crowd.
Coach Don Bailey and the Rangers were presented the Great American Rivalry Series Championship Trophy by Marine SSgt Weber. Both teams huddled around the trophy while Coach Bailey thanked the Marines for all their hard work and dedication.
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