The Eastman Raiders Teal visited the Portage la Prairie Pitbulls and started their Sunday matinée with a fierce first quarter that saw a flood of scoring.
The visitors’ first two possessions resulted in major scores. The first, a 56 yard TD run by Raylund Ross, one of a number of scores today by the swift Raiders running back. The second, a 60 yard Raiders run to the one yard line only to be capped off by a Raiders touchdown in the following set of downs, making it 12 – 0. To round out the first quarter, the Pitbulls and Raiders traded touchdowns with two kick-off returns by the Pitbulls, each followed by the Raiders driving into the end zone. At the end of the first quarter the Raiders were up, 24 – 14.
Both teams settled into their own for the remainder of the game with each defence trading big plays and offenses trading scoring drives. The Raiders moved the ball well throughout the second quarter and scored a late TD to go up 30 – 14 at the half. Halfway through the third quarter, the Raiders made a huge interception bringing the ball back to the Pitbulls 5 yard line. A few plays later the Raiders punched the ball in for another major.
Throughout the fourth quarter the Raiders added a few more scores including a short passing play that resulted in a 90 yard run to the end zone. The Pitbulls answered with a third kick-off return for a touchdown, while the Raiders responded immediately with a last minute touch down by Skylar Cudney to end off today’s scoring spree.
The final result was Raiders 54, Pitbulls 26