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Decisive win puts LR football at 2-0

 

Quarterback Steven Flowers looks for an open receiver against Manson Friday. On 11 completions of 17 passes, Flowers gained 209 yards for the Raiders and rushed for 140 in 18 carries. - Scott Hunter photo

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Manson Trojans 40-14 Friday night in Coulee Dam, their second victory on only the second week of the season, making their win-loss record 2-0.

The Raiders took an early lead, with quarterback Steven Flowers throwing three touchdown passes and running a touchdown in, himself, in the first half alone.

"As a young QB, the passing game is constantly evolving for him," Head Coach Loren Endsley said. "He took major strides forward in his decision making in this game."

After a Russell Wilson-esque scramble, Flowers threw a 38-yard TD pass to senior wide receiver Tyrell Kiser with only two seconds left in the half.

"I saw this guy coming and I just gave him a short move, and I threw the ball up to one of my guys to see if he could make the play," Flowers said afterward. "It was awesome." The Raiders went into halftime with a commanding 26-0 lead.

The third quarter belonged to Manson, who rushed for two touchdowns, but two Lake Roosevelt freshmen each recovered one of two Manson onside kick attempts.

"It was huge," Head Coach Loren Endsley said of Devon Hobrecht's and Cameron St. Pierre's recoveries. "I was really impressed. Our young guys are really developing."

The fourth quarter saw Flowers throw a touchdown pass to Josiah Desautel, who also rushed for a touchdown later in the quarter, making the final score 40-14.

The Raiders played solid defense as well. Fumbles caused by Tony Nichols and Kolby Picard were recovered by Angelo Clark and Elijah Harris. Harris also blocked a punt. St. Pierre caught the only interception with a 37-yard return, giving the Raiders good field position.

"Defensive ends Elijah Harris and Darian Lindsey created a lot of havoc," Coach Endsley said.

There was good turnout from the fans at the game, with crowded bleachers and supporters lining the fences above and below the stands. "I'm just overwhelmed with the overall support that's around Raider football right now. It's amazing," Endsley said.

The Raiders play Liberty Bell on the Mountain Lions' home field Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Lake Roosevelt vs Manson Scoring Summary

LR 6 20 0 14_40

WV 0 0 14 0_14

First Quarter

LR_Kiser 5 pass from Flowers, 1:59

Second Quarter

LR_Flowers 2 run, 10:01

LR_Desautel 32 pass from Flowers, 1:20

LR_Kiser 38 pass from Flowers, 0:02

Third Quarter

MANSON_#6 2 run, 6:46

MANSON_#6 6 run, 4:11

Fourth Quarter

LR_Desautel 19 pass from Flowers, 3:12

LR_Desautel 15 run, 0:26

LR INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

PASSING_Flowers 11 for 17, 209, 4 TD

RUSHING_Flowers 18-140, 1 TD;

Desautel 9-82, 1 TD; Hall 7-35; Nichols 2-11

RECEIVING_Desautel 7-120, 2 TD; Kiser 3-88, 2 TD; Nichols 3-23; Hall 1-11

DEFENSE_Nichols 9 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FF; Flowers 9 Tackles, 1 TFL, Elijah Harris 4 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FR, 1 Punt Block; Picard 4 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 FF; Lindsey 3 Tackles; Hall 3 Tackles; St. Pierre 2 Tackles, 1 Int; Horn 2 Tackles; Kiser 2 Tackles; Clark 1 Tackle, 1 FR; Cleveland 1 Tackle, 1 TFL; Evan Harris 1 Tackle

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