Reed bested 24-21 on road at Oak Ridge
Reed was unable to complete the four-year sweep of Oak Ridge on the road Friday night.
The Raiders had won three-straight over the Trojans before going to El Dorado Hills, Calif. and drawing the short end, 24-21.
It was the first loss for Tony Amantia as the head coach of the Raiders, who sunk to 3-1. The Trojans, the toughest team Reed will likely see in the regular season, remained unbeaten at 4-0.
Trailing 24-21 with nearly 10 minutes left following Josiah Schmidt’s second rushing touchdown of the night, Reed’s defense forced three straight Oak Ridge turnovers, giving the offense the chance to tie or take the lead.
The three possessions ended with a punt, an interception, and with time running off the clock.
A long touchdown run three minutes into the second quarter spotted the home team a 10-0 lead. The two squads alternated scores the rest of the way.
Reed now prepares for its final non-league game of the season, arguably the most anticipated contest in Northern Nevada for the entire 2017 season. The Raiders will travel to Bishop Manogue (3-1) next Friday to see their former coach, Ernie Howren.