Raiders win league football championship


Hunter Whitelaw powers through the Brewster line on the way to a touchdown Friday night. - Jacob Wagner photos

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders have won the league championship for the first time in recent memory.

The Raiders won 32-14 on Friday against the Brewster Bears at home in Coulee Dam.

Things went the Raiders' way from the get-go, recovering their opening kickoff to the Bears and starting with good field position.

Steven Flowers scored soon thereafter, rushing for a touchdown and a two-point conversion to give the Raiders an early 8-0 lead.

Hunter Whitelaw scored next for the Raiders, following a botched punt from Brewster that gave the Raiders good field position again. Whitelaw ran for a 13-yard touchdown and another two-point conversion, putting the Raiders up 16-0.

Brewster tried to score, getting close to the end zone, but turned the ball over on downs, leaving the score 16-0 at the half.

Flowers scored again in the third quarter, and with the two-point-conversion the score was 24-0.

Brewster finally scored in the fourth quarter, running for two touchdowns, and the Raiders scored once more on a Flowers rushing touchdown, making the final score 32-14.

"It was a great overall team win," said Coach Tim Rasmussen. "We came out and had some things go our way early, set a tone, and were able to play through some of the adversity. Our kids did a good job of stepping up to the challenge. They've been working hard for this, and it was definitely a team goal to win the championship.It's good to see all their hard work and dedication pay off. Now it's time to get ready for the rest of the season and make a playoff run."

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The Lake Roosevelt Raiders, the number-one team in the Central Washington 2B league, will play the fifth-seeded team from the Eastern Washington Athletic Conference, the DeSale Fighting Irish on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at home in Coulee Dam.

Steven Flowers passes against Brewster Friday. Flowers ran for three touchdowns against the Bears.


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