On paper, Reed shouldn’t have had much trouble at Douglas Friday night. The paper didn’t lie.
The Raiders improved to a perfect 5-0, 0-0 with a 67-20 annihilation of the Tigers in Minden. Douglas (0-5, 0-0) still seeks the elusive first win of the season.
Things escalated quickly in the rout as the Raiders led 27-7 after 12 minutes and 48-13 at the break.
With the 67-point outburst that led to a running clock in the second half (45-point or greater difference), the Raiders are now averaging a grotesque 53 points a contest.
The 67 points was nine points better than the Raiders’ previous season high when it topped Damonte, 58-39, on the road in the second week of the season.
Reed now turns its attention to Reno in the High Desert League opener. The Raiders host the Huskies next Friday at 7 p.m. in a contest that could very likely determine the HDL title.
Reno (4-1, 0-0) has outscored its four DI North opponents (Galena, Douglas, Damonte Ranch and Bishop Manogue) 128-26 and is widely regarded as the biggest contender, other than Reed, for the HDL crown.
It will be the Huskies’ first trip to Reed since 2013, when a blocked chip shot field goal in the final seconds sealed a 29-27 upset victory.
In last year’s HDL opener, Reed soundly beat Reno, 28-8, on the road.