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Score in fourth quarter avoids Raider blowout

 

Beau Michel rushes to gain 39 yards in five carries for the Raiders against Soap Lake.

Steven Flowers' touchdown with 42 seconds left in the game kept the Raiders from a scoreless loss against Soap Lake Friday night.

Flowers ran the ball in from 54 yards out, and the kick was good to give Lake Roosevelt seven points to the Eagles' 34.

The Eagles had come to town with a 2-0 win-loss record and showed up ready to play. The Raiders played hard and kept trying to get back into the game. The Eagles were too much, however, and the Raiders dropped to 1-1 overall.

"We played hard to the end of the game," Raider Head Coach Geary Oliver said, adding that that had been noticed by many community members who had talked to him later. "Other than the early fumbles, the team played a competitive game, overall a great improvement," he said.

Oliver highlighted an individual who he said really shined in the game. "Beau Michel had a great first game," the coach said. "He got a late start because of the fires and had to miss the first game. He made up for it with 39 yards rushing on five carries, and 12 tackles - four for loss - and a sack."

Oliver also highlighted Steven Flowers for his continued good play. Flowers scored the Raiders' lone touchdown, on a 54-yard run, and also recorded 10 tackles.

Jesse Louie carried the ball six times, gaining 26 yards and recorded nine tackles, two of which were for a loss. Jacob Palmer was also in for nine tackles, with three for a loss. Palmer led the Raiders with two sacks. Hernan Atchison-Garcia, Michael Thomas and Matthew Tillman each recorded five tackles.

"We will improve our skills," Oliver said, "but I am excited that the perception in the community reveals how hard these guys are working."

On Friday the Raiders will host the Manson Trojans starting at 7 p.m. Manson has been down this season. Two weeks ago Manson lost to Entiat 36-34 in a mixed 8-, 11-man game. Last week the Trojans lost to Oroville 30-22.

LR vs Soap Lake

Rushing

Rushes Yards TD

C. Garvin 2 -14

S. Flowers 1 54 1

N. Hall 2 2

J. Louie 6 26

B. Michel 5 39

Passing Comp./ Yards TD

Attempts

C. Garvin 7/13 7

Receiving Catches Yards TD

L. Bird 4 6

N. Hall 2 -1

J. Palmer 1 2

Defense

Tackles Tackles Sack Fum.

for loss Recov H. Garcia 5

R. Benton 2 1 1

H. Chapman 3 1

A. Clark 1 1 1

S.Flowers 10

Steven Flowers makes to the end zone after a 54-yard run. - Scott Hunter photos

C. Garvin 1

N. Hall 2 2

E. Harris 1

J. Louie 9 2

B.Michel 12 4 1

J. Palmer 9 3 2

C.Ruiz 1

M. Thomas 5

M. Tillman 5

D. Whiteman 1

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