Riverfield Raiders blasts ACCS, 49-20
The Raiders came out hitting on all cylinders, blasting the Adams Christians Rebels 49-20 last Friday. It was an easy victory for Riverfield after a tough grind through the first five games. The win raised the Raiders’ record to 5-1 and 2-1 in District 3AA.
Riverfield received the ball to begin the game. Corbin Cater hit Logan Moore with a 19 yard pass, and Brad Rogers had a key fourth down run of 12 yards. Rogers took it in for a 23 yard touchdown. Chase Cater hit the PAT. Raiders 7, Rebels 0.
The Riverfield defense also looked great. Will Clay, Jon Taylor Davis and Logan Cantu each had tackles to force a punt. Riverfield took the ball and drove it down for another score, but it wasn’t easy. The Raiders converted three 4th down attempts on the drive behind the running of Davis, Rogers and Cater. Rogers scored on a 2 yard touchdown and then threw a 2 point conversion to Logan Moore. Raiders 15, Rebels 0.
The Raider defense pitched a shut-out through most of the first half. Davis, Clay, Moore and Joseph Bell all had key tackles. In the second quarter, Corbin Cater hit Dakota Moss with a 57 yard pass. Jon Taylor Davis then burst through the line for a 22 yard touchdown. Rogers hit Logan Moore on another 2 point conversion pass. Raiders 23, Rebels 0.
Dakota Moss set up the next Riverfield scoring opportunity after an interception and a 30 yard return. This was Moss’ fifth interception on the season. Rogers then sprinted around the left end for a 7 yard touchdown. The PAT was no good. Raiders 29, Rebels 0. ACCS managed a lone score in the first half on a 65 yard run by Brandon Sanders.
After halftime, a 33 point scoring barrage in the third quarter occurred. It began after a muffed punt by the Rebels. Corbin Cater took it in for a 2 yard touchdown. Chase Cater’s PAT was good.
After the kick off, ACCS’s Bryan Murray scored on the first play from scrimmage on a 90 yard run. Brad Rogers answered with his 4th touchdown of the night from 5 yards out. Chase Cater’s PAT was good to raise the score to 41-14.
Riverfield’s offense had another shot at the end zone after Chase Cater made a tackle for a loss and forced a punt. Patrick Cencer broke a 9 yard touchdown run. On the ensuing kickoff, the Rebels Bryan Murray took it the length of the field for a touchdown. ACCS added a later touchdown in the fourth quarter to end the scoring at 49-20. Several of the Raiders younger players had the opportunity to play for most of the second half. Cole Mills and Colton Franklin made some good runs on offense. Tripp Morgan recovered two fumbles on defense.
Jon Taylor Davis and Will Clay again spearheaded the defensive effort for the Raiders. They lead the Raiders with 21.5 (Davis) and 23.5 (Clay) tackles. Clay has 3 sacks. Brad Rogers had another stellar night on offense, running for 4 touchdowns. On the season, Rogers has 616 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Riverfield travels to Brookhaven, Mississippi this Friday in a non-district tilt between two South AA playoff teams from last year. Come out and support the Raiders to another victory.