Ridge Point Football not intimidated by Cedar Park’s top billing
Cedar Park may be the top-ranked Class 5A football team in the state of Texas.
But don’t expect red-hot Ridge Point to stand in awe of the 14-0 Timberwolves in the 5A-II State Semifinals at 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston.
“Our kids don’t worry about rankings – that’s for adults and people who follow the sport,” Panthers head coach Brett Sniffin said.
Ridge Point (11-3) has won 1o of its last 11 games, including a 36-35 overtime victory over Angleton, in which the Panthers trailed 21-6 in the first half.
“We’ve been down quite a few times,” Sniffin said. “It doesn’t deter us. We get better as the game goes on.”
Ridge Point already owns two victories over 5A teams in the Top 10 – No. 4 Crosby and No. 8 Stratford.
Ridge Point earned a 42-14 win over a then-undefeated Crosby team in the second round of the playoffs last month.
Sniffin said Cedar Park’s offensive and defensive styles remind him of Crosby.
“Cedar Park runs and passes the ball effectively on offense,” Sniffin said.
Ridge Point is 2-0 at NRG Stadium, but that likely won’t be a major factor in Saturday’s game.
“It may slightly, but they’re just as prepared as we are, and they’re used to big time games,” Sniffin said.