In a sloppy, breezy, rainy and cool Portage morning, keeping a grip on the football proved quite difficult. The ground game became paramount for both teams and in the end, the home team came out the victors.
Portage #15 scored a 32-yard TD with 1:49 left in the first quarter to put the home side up 6-0 (failed PA).
Eastman would quickly respond before the end of the first quarter with a 40-yard toss to #28 to take the lead 8-6. That unfortunately would be the only lead Eastman would have on this chilly morning.
Midway through the second quarter, Portage would respond with a 40-yard play to bring the home side up 14-8 at the half.
The second half resulted in little offensive punch leaving the defense on the field for the Raiders too long and in the end surrendered to more majors to the home side by #81 to make the final 28-8.
The Eastman Raiders (3-4) face the Eastside Eagles (2-5) in Winnipeg for their final regular season game at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 3rd.