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Making Moves: Vista Ridge, Stony Point continue to separate in competitive district

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Stony Point and Vista Ridge have already started to separate themselves in the district standings as the season reaches its midpoint. 

The Tigers and Rangers have had some fantastic performances so far this season, and occupy two of the top four spots in District 13-6A. But the biggest test so far will come Friday night when he two squads face off at Gupton Stadium at 7 p.m.

Stony Point is a perfect 5-0 this season and 3-0 in District 13-6A, coming off a three-point win over Hendrickson in which the Tigers kicked a four-quarter field goal to pull out the win. Just a couple weeks ago, they beat Cedar Ridge for the first time in school history. 

Vista Ridge has one of the most high-flying passing offenses in the area and rebounded from their first loss of the season at home against Vandegrift a couple of weeks ago with a lopsided win last Friday night. 

Rangers junior quarterback Kyle Brown has found his groove so far this season, passing for 1,764 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for 18 yards and another nine touchdowns. 

Senior Adam Fogg has clearly been his favorite receiver, catching 45 passes for 710 yards and seven touchdowns so far this season.

The next three leading receivers for the Rangers (Ethan Hefflefinger, Jacob Bowerman and Nathan Schlapkohl) all have at least 200 individual receiving yards and have combined to catch five touchdowns. 

Stony Point’s offense is much more even, as senior quarterback Kyle Overton has thrown for 970 yards and three touchdowns and has rushed for 325 yards and seven scores this season. 

The Tigers’ rushing attack has been deadly, with five different players combining for 1,775 yards and 23 touchdowns this season. 

Senior Kendall Thomas leads the way with 95 carries for 1,170 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. He’s rushed for 100 yards in all five games this season and scored four touchdowns in all three games he played in September. 

Even the defenses of the two teams are relatively even on paper. Stony Point allows 23 points per game throughout five games, and Vista Ridge has given up 23.8 points per game over six games this season. 

Leander is the only common opponent between the two teams. The Ranger beat the Lions 64-20 last Friday night, while the Tigers came out on top against Leander 66-14 in the first game of the district season. 

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