Bantam vs. Portage Pitbulls – September 14


The first quarter featured Eastman #16 run for a touchdown to make it 6-0 (missed point after). Portage responded with a major five minutes later with a pass from #27 to #71 to go up 8-6.


Both teams traded possession of the ball until Eastman #16 found Eastman #2 through the air for a big gain to the Portage 5-yard line. The very next play Eastman #16 called his own number to give the Raiders the lead again 16-8.

With just over a minute to go, Eastman #16 found his favourite target Eastman #2 for another big gain. Two plays later, Eastman #16 punches it into go up 22-8 over the Pitbulls.

Not to be outdone, the Pitbulls kept pace with no time left on the clock with a 48-yard pass from Pitbulls #27 to #81 to close the first half within a converted touchdown, 22-14.


The Portage Pitbulls came out of half time with three big plays to march down the field however were eventually shutdown by the Raiders defense. That allowed Eastman #16 to run nearly untouched down the left sideline 61 yards for the major to make it 28-14 (missed PA).

Portage responded on the very next possession with a 59-yard pass from Portage #27 to Portage #81 to close the gap once again 28-22.

Portage took over the ball after the Raiders were forced to punt the ball and thought they had a touchdown which was called back after an unnecessary roughing penalty was called. Two plays later, Eastman #52 picked an errant pass to give the Raiders great field position going into the final quarter.


The final quarter featured more turnovers than a bake sale by both teams.

Both teams were adamant at throwing the ball into the opposition’s hands. Undoubtedly, Portage finally took advantage with Portage #81 running 32 yards into the end zone to tie the game 28-28 with 6:43 to play.

Once again, both teams felt the need to cough up the ball to the other team. This time however, Eastman #16 found Eastman #30 in the flat who ran it in to make it 34-28 with two minutes remaining on the clock.

The Pitbulls marched down the field on the very next possession, however with 40 seconds to go, Eastman #22 sealed the victory with an interception to seal the victory.

After a shaky start, the Eastman Raiders (Bantam Sunday) improve to 2-3 and face the Greendell Falcons at A.D. Penner Park next week (Sunday, September 21st) at 10:00 am.