Elgin's quick advantage forced Ridgemont to dig down, but it did to earn a 38-26 win Friday in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The Comets started on steady ground by forging a 14-8 lead over the Golden Gophers at the end of the first quarter.

Ridgemont's offense moved to a 26-14 lead over Elgin at halftime.

The Golden Gophers' leg-up showed as they carried a 32-20 lead into the fourth quarter.

Both squads drew cheers for final-quarter scores, but the period resulted in a 6-6 draw, which were all the Golden Gophers needed.

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