The Ryan Raiders won state titles in back-to-back years in 2001 and 2002. They had appeared in 3 title games since but had failed to record their 3rd state title until Friday night at AT&T Stadium as they defeated the Cedar Park Timberwovles 59-14 in the 5A Division I title game.
Ryan jumped out to 10-0 lead in the first quarter behind a field goal by Clayton Roblyer and a 13-yard touchdown run by Keori Hicks.
Cedar Park cut the lead to 10-8 on a Ryan Hernandez pass to Jack Hestera and a successful 2-point pass to Josh Cameron.
And then it was all Ryan. Seth Henigan completed touchdown passes to Keagan Cunningham and Billy Bownman and Anthony Hill added a rushing touchdown to send the teams to halftime with Ryan leading 31-8.
On the first series of the 3rd quarter, Cedar Park QB Ryan Hernandez lost the ball as he was being sacked. Ryan’s Marquice Hill recovered the ball and stepped into the end zone to give the Raiders and 38-8 lead.
Henigan completed a touchdown pass to Micahel Davis to push the Raider lead to 45-8 before Hernandez connect with Caleb Haught for a TD (PAT was blocked) and make the score 45-14 after 3 quarters.
Ryan added a Heigan TD pass to Ja’Tavion Sanders and Keori Hicks TD run to push the score to 59-14.
Seth was named the game’s Offensive MVP – 264 yards passing for 4 touchdowns.
Ty Marsh was named the game’s Defensive MVP – 6 tackles, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recover, 4 passes broken up.
Seth Henigan 14 of 22 passing for 264 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Keori Hicks 15 carries for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Keagan Cunnigham 3 receptions for 79 yards and 1 touchdown.
Ryder Hernandez 24 of 44 passing for 282 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Kevin Adams 4 carries for 29 yards.
Gunner Abseck 8 receptions for 105 yards.