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Raiders defeat Kittitas, progress to first round of state


Quarterback Hunter Whitelaw keeps the ball for a quick gain. He rushed for 57 yards.

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team defeated Kittitas in Coulee Dam on Friday in the districts crossover tournament, sending the now 7-2 Raiders to the first round of the state tournament.

The Kittitas Coyotes scored first in the first quarter, intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown. Kittitas didn't score an extra point.

Lake Roosevelt answered when Raider Dylan Steinert ran 91 yards for a touchdown. "Steinert made a great run," said Head Coach Bubba Egbert. Steinert ran for 105 yards during the game.

The Raiders also didn't score an extra point, leaving the score tied 6-6 at the half.

In the second half, Raider Tony Nichols ran for a touchdown. A successful two-point conversion on a pass to Lucas Bird put the Raiders up 14-6.

"Nichols had another excellent run, and Bird made a big catch with the two-point," Egbert said.

Kittitas never really came close to scoring again.

"Our defense really shut them down," Egbert said.

Raider Elijah Harris stood out on defense with nine tackles, including three for a loss, and a fumble recovery.

Dylan Steinert breaks away in a sprint to a 91-yard touchdown run. - Scott Hunter photos

The Raiders defended their lead until the clock ran out, with the cold-tolerating fans chanting "on to state!" from the stands.

The 7-2 Raiders play the 7-2 Davenport Gorillas on Friday, Nov. 10, in Davenport at 7 p.m.

LRHS vs Kittitas

Raiders 14, Coyotes 6

Passing: Whitelaw 7/20, 57 yards, INT

Rushing: Steinert 105 yards, 1 TD; Nichols 69 yards, 1 TD

Receiving: Horn 18 yards; Wapato 18 yards

Defense: Harris 9 tackles, 3 TFL, FR; Nichols 5 tackles, TFL; St. Pierre 5 tackles

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