The boys varsity football team is off to a 2-1 start. Head Varsity Coach Earl Sims, credits much of the team’s early season success to his players buying into the program and executing the small details that lead to big plays on the field.
“It was a total team effort. The offense put up a lot of big points, the defense played tough, and everybody left everything they had on the field. It was a heartbreaking loss, but not a total defeat; a lot of lessons were learned,” said Sims.
The only defeat the Raiders have suffered this season was an overtime thriller against Belen where the Raiders loss 38-45. Despite this loss, the Raiders showed they have the toughness, camaraderie, talent, and coaching to make this a great season.
This was more than apparent in their next game against Doral where they crushed the Doral Firebirds 42-0.
“The Doral game showed that we are a good team and that when we work together, we are unstoppable,” said left tackle sophomore Braynon Edwards.
The Raiders brought the positive momentum from the Doral game to pull of an amazing stunner against the highly-touted Pace Spartans. The Raiders beat Pace 36-7 behind the outstanding performances of junior Bo Ellis and senior Max Grigio. The Raiders are now 3-1 and are looking to continue their dominating play against their next opponent, Champagnat.
“Using our momentum from the win against Pace I am sure we can beat Champagnat,” said right tackle junior Grant Siegel.
Written by: Sports Information Coordinator, Daniel Boston