WEEK 6 RESULTS MIDGETS September 16, 2012
Midget Raiders Week 6:
In Week 4 the Raiders clashed with the St.Vital Mustangs in their home opener, then met with the North Winnipeg Nomads in a showdown for 1st place in the league, both games were defensive struggles, with the Raiders winning 14-9 over the Mustangs, and then losing a close one to the Nomads 21-10 in Week 5. Coming into Week 6 the Raiders were looking to respond after a frustrating loss in their 2nd meeting of the regular season with the Interlake Thunder, their 3rd meeting since pre-season.
The Raiders first two drives ran into some trouble but they finally got onto the scoreboard on a 15 yard TD pass from Greg Plett to Patrick Bissonnette. However, just like their first meeting it was the 2nd quarter where the Raiders offense really opened up. Marc Kirouac ran for two touchdowns and Greg Plett connected on another passing TD, this time to rookie receiver Javon Chomini, the Raiders took a 28-0 lead into the locker room at half-time. The Raiders would pick up right where they left off, 4 plays into the 3rd quarter, Raiders rookie RB Zack Hazlehurst broke off a 25 yard TD run to give the Raiders a 35-0 lead. Marc Kirouac would add a third rushing TD late in the 3rd to give the Raiders a 42-0 lead and Raiders kicker Leo Sawatzky would connect on a 33 yard field goal to give the Raiders a 45-0 lead and eventual win. On the opposite side of the ball, Raiders DE Justin Krause racked up two sacks, along with Raiders DL Jonathan Wichers and LB Cole Watts. DB Matt Delaurier made the only interception in the game, while Jonathan Wichers and TJ Nicol had fumble recoveries. Brock Letkeman and TJ Nicol led the team in tackles with 5 each. Defensively the Raiders dominated, allowing negative yards, as the Thunder rushed for -19 yards on the ground, 48 yards passing, for a total of 29 yards of offense allowed.
Following the game, Raiders RB Marc Kirouac leads the league in rushing, Raiders QB Greg Plett is 1st in passing yards in the league, and Raiders receivers Shante Murdock and Patrick Bissonnette are tied for 1st in receiving yards.