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Raiders show good signs in pre-season football jamboree

 


The Raider football team showed a lot of promise on Saturday when they played Bridgeport in a pre-season “jamboree.”

The Raiders scored three touchdowns, while only allowing one during the series of short scrimmages against Manson and Bridgeport.

Sophomore quarterback Steven Flowers threw a touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Nathaniel Hall. Junior running back Beau Michel ran in a touchdown. Flowers ran the third touchdown in himself, showing that he is a dual-threat QB capable of both passing and running.

On the defensive end, defensive back Elijah Harris had two sacks and four tackles for a loss, and recovered a fumble. Hall, in addition to his touchdown reception on offense, caught an interception. The defensive line swarmed on another fumble for a total of three turnovers in the Raiders’ favor.

“Overall, it was a very successful night,”Head Coach Loren Endsley said. “It was a preview of what this Raider team can be.”

Endsley said the team used video footage from the jamboree to watch and learn, tweaking their game for the next contest.

“Our entire team was able to get in and play, which is huge to grow and develop as a team for the long-term success of the program,” Endsley said. “The players brought amazing energy and focus towards this jamboree. It was only a start of what is possible for this team.

The Raiders’ first game is scheduled for Friday night at Waterville.

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