By Kiley Diesner, reporting intern
Reed didn’t have a problem with Hug Friday night on the road, rolling 65-14.
The Raiders improved to a perfect 8-0, 3-0 in High Desert League play. The Hawks dropped to 1-6, 0-3.
Reed quarterback Matt Denn and Isaac McCoy had multiple combinations in the game and accounted for two of the team’s touchdowns. Denn also ran in a few of his own, per usual. Denn rushed for 105 yards and passed for 120. McCoy finished with 98 receiving yard. Senior running back Jordan Carter rushed for 116.
“Matt is a stud man, he just puts it (the ball) right there perfect for me,” McCoy said. “I really just have to catch it.”
In the second half, Reed was got up big enough to put in sophomore backup quarterback Cameron Emerson who had a 50-yard touchdown run.
“It’s just always exciting to get in the game,” Emerson said. “I just try and do whatever I can and work with what I got. I’m looking forward to getting more playing time in the next couple of years and doing what I can for the team.”
Emerson is expected to take over the quarterback position next year and head coach Ernie Howren seems confident in that.
“For this season he is doing exactly what we wanted,” Howren said. “He has a role that he understands right now, he’s behind Matt, and he gets that. You can see some glimpses of what we expect to see. That’s why he’s up, because we know what he can do.”
Reed hosts McQueen (5-2, 3-0) next Friday followed by a road game at Spanish Springs in the regular-season finale.
“We understand that these next two games are big for us because they put us in a position to win league and host a home playoff game,” Howren said. “So really the next week is more about winning these games to get the home playoff game.”