The weather was hot on Friday for the opening night of the 2019 football season, but maybe not as hot as the offense of the Raiders. Reed scored early and often against visiting Wooster and blasted the Colts 55-22.
Both teams traded scores in the first quarter before Reed exploded for 27 unanswered points to take a 34-7 lead late in the second. Raider quarterback Jack Franz completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Roman Villegas to put the home team up 51-15 with five minutes left in the third quarter, and that forced a running clock for the remainder of the game.
Franz completed 16-of-23 pass attempts for 393 yards in the air and four touchdowns, and added a fifth on a 25-yard run. The Raiders rushed for 293 yards in the game, led by Elijah Tau-Tolliver who had 84 yards and a score. The junior also caught two passes for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Alex Casarez led receivers with 119 yards on just three catches, while Thomas Johnson and Chris Williams each caught a touchdown pass.
Reed recorded three sacks in the game, two by Villegas and one by Tau-Tolliver.
The Raiders (1-0) have a bye week on Friday and will take the field next at Galena on Sept. 6.
The Cougs led 33-13 after three quarters of football in South Lake Tahoe Friday night against Canyon High School out of Southern California, and then it all went wrong.
The Comanches went on to outscore Spanish Springs 28-7 in the fourth, including a touchdown in the final minute of play to stun the Cougars, 41-40.
Junior quarterback Tristan Szabo threw for 229 yards and four touchdowns in the loss, while Parker Luthy carried the ball 31 times for 227 yards and a score. Mason Bebout led the receiving core with four catches for 115 yards. The Cougs (0-1) will try to shake off the tough loss when they travel to Elk Grove, Calif. Friday night to take on Monterey Trail.