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LR football's first loss comes in Chewelah

 


The Raider football team suffered their first loss of the season, losing by three points in Chewelah in a non-league game last week.

The Raiders lost 21-18 to Jenkins High School in Chewelah at the Cougars’ home field Oct. 11.

“It was a great game, a battle back and forth,” Head Coach Tim Rasmussen said.

Chewelah was up 21-12 at the end of the half, but LR shut them out in the second.

The Raiders had the ball with two-and-a-half minutes left in the game and were working their way down field, but the ball was tipped away on a fourth-down attempt, Rasmussen explained.

Cameron St. Pierre rushed for two touchdowns in the first half and was on the receiving end of a 17-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Whitelaw in the second half.

Whitelaw threw for 141 yards in the game, and St. Pierre rushed for 121 yards.

The Raiders couldn’t get extra points after their touchdowns, accounting for the three-point difference in the final score.

“The difference in the game was just a few errors that we made and not converting after the touchdowns,” Rasmussen said. “It’s definitely something we are putting an emphasis on and continuing to work on.”

Brit Egbert and Trevor Johnson led the Raider defense with 10 tackles each.

The Raiders are still at the top of the Central Washington 2B league with a 2-0 league win-loss record, 4-1 overall, the same record as Tonasket.

The Raiders host Northwest Christian this Friday, Oct. 18, in Coulee Dam at 7 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to getting back at it,” Rasmussen said.

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