The Raiders have had a couple of tough outings the last three weeks against 3 of the premiere 6A programs in Kansas whose combined record to date is 11-1. The defense has shown signs of effectively stopping the run and the offense has shown an improved running game. The next two games are big for the SM South Football team as they prepare for district competition.
The Raider football team opened the 2014 football season with a 41-12 victory over the visiting SM North Indians. The season opening win marked the first time the SM South football team opened the season with a win since the 1998 football season.
The defense was led by senior linebacker Joe Fales with 9 tackles including 1 TFL and a forced fumble. Sophomore Bremen Scholz had his hand in on 10 stops as well. Sophomore Kamau Kimaru, senior Brian Harness, and senior Ryan Donnelly were each credited with a sack, senior Dalton Lewallen had an interception and Ned Bingaman had a fumble recovery. The defense held the Indians scoreless through the first 3 quarters of the game.
On offense the Raiders were led by quarterback Matt Hollingsworth. Hollingworth rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and completed 11 of 19 passes for 146 yards and 1 touchdown. Dalton Lewallen rushed for 106 yards and 3 TD’s on 9 carries and caught two passes for 39 yards and a touchdown. Marshall Bland scored the other touchdown for the Raiders. The Raiders totaled 443 yards of offense in the big win.
The Raiders Football sophomore team started off the season with a 35-6 win over the SMN Indians! They were led by QB Kamau Kimaru and WR Christian Murrell on offense and by DL Adam Bendrick and DB Cody Corbin on defense.
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Raider Safety/Running Back Ra’Keim Abdul has been selected to play in the 2014 Kansas Shrine Bowl. He will be playing for the East team. Ra’Keim is a three year starter at Free Safety and started at Running Back as a senior. He also was a major threat in the return game for the Raiders. Congrats Ra’Keim! Represent SM South!
10 Raider Seniors from the Class of 2014 signed in February to continue their playing careers at the college level. Congrats to these guys on a great accomplishment and best of luck in your futures.
Nick Oliver – Emporia State University Chase Allen – Central College (Iowa) Ra’Keim Abdul – Butler CC Dametrius Berry – Hutchinson CC Dominique Berry – Hutchison CC Jawann Stennis – Hutchinson CC KJ Edwards – Highland CC Rasheed Brady – Highland CC Kendall McCoy – Highland CC Ethan Kaplan – Highland CC
2013 All Sunflower League Team – Click link to see team
Congrats to Nick Oliver on being selected 1st Team All League Tight End!
Congrats to Ra’Keim Abdul, Dametrius Berry, and Dominique Berry for being selected to the 2nd Team All League!
Also congrats to the following players for being selected to the Honorable Mention Team. Stephen Erickson, Rasheed Brady, Tyler Perdue, Ned Bingaman, Marcus Neal, Terry Adams, Trent Flagler, Chase Allen, Brendan Brooks, Kendall McCoy, Marshall Bland