Raiders Snap Skid

Convincing Homecoming Win over PCS


The JA Raiders continued a three game home stand as they hosted Presbyterian Christian School in their third conference game of the year. After dropping their first two conference games, the Raiders responded in a big way on Homecoming night as they jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead after one quarter and a dominating 42-0 lead at the half. The Raiders scored on every drive of the first half except the last drive when they took a knee at PCS 2-yard line. JA racked up an impressive 578 yards of offense including 435 on the ground while limiting the Bobcats to 125 total yards.

Kinkead Dent finished 7-for-11 for 112 yards and 2 TDs as he shared the ball with five different Raider receivers, and he also rushed twice for 26 yards moving his season yardage to 1,297 total yards. Thad Bishop had another three TD performance as he ran eight times for 78 yards including those three scores. Seven different Raiders ran the ball and seven different Raiders received at least one pass.

On defense Eli Ridgeway led the way with 5 total tackles (4 solo), including one sack and two Tackles for Loss. Tae Stewart had 4 total tackles and an interception as well as a touchdown reception. Sean Lackey registered 4 total tackles (3 solo) including a sack, while four other Raiders tallied 3 tackles each.

At halftime, Kate McDowell was crowned Homecoming Queen 2018 as former alums from the classes of 1988, 1998 and 2008 reunited and looked on as JA improved to 6-2 on the season and 1-2 in conference play. The Raiders conclude their three game home stand as they host Parklane Academy on October 19th at The Brickyard. Kickoff is at 7pm.

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