A chilly 5 degrees Celsius at game time as the Raiders took on the Thunder for the last regular season game.
The game began with the Raiders receiving the opening kickoff and ended up starting at their own 50. The Interlake defense only gave up a few yards as Cazden and Gavin had short gains. The Raiders punted and Interlake began at their own 35.
Strong tackling by Stephen, Brayden, and Evan led to Interlake punting the ball back to Eastman. Brody returned that punt all the way back to the Thunder 5 yard line! Anthony managed to rush to the 1 yard line before being stopped. Unfortunately the next play was a Raiders fumble. That combined with the Raiders first penalty put the ball in the Thunder ‘ s possession on their own 15. 2 Strong defences and an interception by Evan highlighted the rest of the first quarter. At the end of 1st quarter a zero zero tie.
The 2nd quarter started with the Raiders with the ball on Interlake ‘ s 45. The Thunder defense kept Eastman from getting any significant gains. The Raiders turned the ball over on downs but a fumble recovery by Jerome gave Eastman the ball right back. The big play on offense in the 2nd quarter was a long run by Mikka. Any yards gained by either offense were hard fought. Danic, Bauer, Cazden, Anthony and Gavin had limited gains but at halftime it was still a scoreless game.
Record breaking hot chocolate sales were reported from the canteen at halftime.
The Raiders kicked the ball off to start the third quarter. The Raiders defense started things off with a renewed determination. Brayden, Damon and Stephen made some nice tackles and of course Evan and Jerome can always be counted on to stop the opposition in their tracks. Interlake ‘ s defense continued their strong play and at the end of 3 quarters still no scoring.
In the final quarter the Raiders finally had put together a drive with some tough runs from Cazden and Danic but ended up punting again. A long punt return by Interlake almost resulted in the first score. The Raiders defense shut the door the rest of the way and make the final Raiders 0 Thunder 0.