The Raiders travelled to White Swan to take on the league-leading Cougars last Friday. The Cougars came away with a win and the Central Washington 2B League Championship as the final score was White Swan 41-LR 14.
“White Swan is a strong team - especially up front; we had a difficult time getting their guys blocked,” Head Coach Steve Files said. “We played right with them the first half on both sides of the ball; they picked up the intensity in the second half and seized the momentum.”
Josiah Desautel led the Raiders in the running game, picking up 130 yards on 11 carries, including a 71-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Oscar Pakootas averaged 11 yards a carry, tallying 55 yards on five carries, including the Raiders’ second score of the game on a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Austin Rosenbaum went two of four through the air for 27 yards and a two-point conversion, connecting with Michael Thomas in the fourth quarter.
Trey Nicholson led the Raider defense with 13 tackles.
With the loss, the Raiders drop to 3-6 in their overall win-loss record and 0-5 in Central Washington League play. They look to pick up their first win since September this Friday as they host Bridgeport at Greene Field starting at 7 p.m.
When asked how to make the rematch a win Coach Files said, “We'll need to play good, physical, fundamental football to beat Bridgeport.” It will be Senior Night for the Raiders, who want to end the season on a good note.
The Mustangs come into the rematch Friday 1-8 overall and 1-4 in league play. Bridgeport’s lone win of the season came at Manson on Oct. 25 by the score of 29-27.