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Raiders stung in loss to Oroville Hornets


Raiders Dylan Steinert (1) and Elijah Harris (77) apply pressure to Hornet quarterback Anthony Jamison in the second quarter Friday night. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders are in need of some antihistamine after getting stung by the Oroville Hornets on Friday night.

Leading 8-6 at the half, the Raiders lost the lead, then the game, when the Hornets put up 27 points in the third quarter.

It wasn't a total blowout, as the Raiders put up eight points in the third, and eight in the fourth, with a final score of 33-24.

In the first quarter, a Hornet fumble recovered by Raider Dylan Steinert gave LR good field position. A pristine pass from quarterback Hunter Whitelaw to wide receiver Lucas Bird brought the Raiders within just a yard or two of the end zone. Running back Tony Nichols ran for the touchdown, and with a successful 2-point conversion the Raiders took an early 8-0 lead.

In the second quarter the Hornets ran a touchdown in, and with no extra point the score was 8-6, LR.

The Hornets were moving the ball down the field when Raider Cameron St. Pierre put an end to their drive, intercepting a pass in the end zone with only 35 seconds left in the half.

The third quarter went badly for the Raiders and well for the Hornets, who intercepted for a touchdown on defense, scored on offense, then recovered an onside kick.

The Raiders got a breath of life when Kolby Picard intercepted a Hornet pass and returned it a long distance for a touchdown. Sam Wapato chalked up another two points for the Raiders in the conversion, making the score 26-16, Oroville.

But the Hornets answered immediately afterwards, returning the kickoff for a touchdown and kicking an extra point to go up 33-16.

A touchdown pass from Whitelaw to receiver Sam Wapato added another touchdown and a two-point conversion to LR's score in the fourth quarter, but LR was unable to come away with the win, closing the game with a final score of 33-24, Oroville.

The Raiders have a bye this week, meaning they don't play until Friday the 13th (good luck!) in Soap Lake, where they'll face off against the Eagles at 7 p.m.

Oroville vs Lake Roosevelt

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final

Oro 0 6 27 0 33

LR 8 0 8 8 24

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