Reed turned the ball over early in the first quarter of Friday’s game at Galena and gave up a pair of passing touchdowns over 30 yards shortly after, but that was about all that went wrong for the visitors that night.
The Raiders went on to score the next 56 points of the game to beat the Grizzlies 56-12.After going down 12-0 in the first quarter, Elijah Tua-Tolliver got Reed on the board midway through the second with a nine yard rushing touchdown that was quickly followed by a 25-yard touchdown run by Chance Bustillos to give Reed a 14-12 lead that they would never give back.
Reed’s defense was as much on display as its offense as the team combined for eight total sacks, three interceptions and a fumble recovery. Ezra Belingheri and Roman Villegas each had two of those sacks and led the team in tackles. Belingheri and Tyler Curry had 11 total tackles while Villegas finished with 10.
Jack Franz led Reed at quarterback with a pair of passing touchdowns and a rushing score. Tau-Tolliver racked up 141 yards on the ground and three touchdowns while Bustillos reached the end zone twice for 75 yards. Tau-Tolliver and Thomas Johnson also caught a touchdown pass.
The Raiders (2-0) will look to keep the momentum going Friday when they travel to Douglas for a 7 p.m. kick.
The Cougars tough start to the season continued on Friday after falling to Del Oro (Lommis, Calif.) at home, 33- 28.
After jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, the Cougs looked to pad their lead but have up 14 of their own in the second to go to half tied up. The teams traded touchdowns in the third before Tristan Szabo connected with Mason Bebout for a short touchdown to give the Cougs the lead back early in the fourth quarter.
The Golden Eagles answered with a score to tie it up a few minutes later, and took the lead for good with a three-yard touchdown run by Sheldon Conde with five minutes left in the game. Szabo finished with three touchdowns and 151 yards, and senior receiver Jordan Dudick caught two of those.
The Railroaders fell for the second week in a row on Friday 30-13 at South Tahoe.
It was the second conference game of the year for Sparks who are now 0-2 in league play.
Sparks (1-2, 0-2) steps out of conference play this week when they travel to Paradise, Calif. for a 7 p.m. kickoff.