Football season is over across Hillsborough, but there’s still plenty of awards to hand out. The Cedar Ridge Interior Lineman of the Year is Ryan Long. The past four years have tested the meddle of Cedar Ridge football players who have remained dedicated to the program. There’s been four head coaches in that span. In 2018, there was no varsity program. Whether on the junior varsity team or varsity program, Long has stayed dedicated as a starting guard on offense and a defensive tackle. Long’s high school football career is over, but his service is just beginning. After he graduates in June, Long plans to enlist in the Navy. He’s already slated to travel to Illinois and El Paso, Texas to start his training. Wherever life in the Naval Academy takes him, Long will always check up on Cedar Ridge football to see when the day arrives when the foundation that he and the rest of his classmates built starts to pay off with victories.

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