CORTLAND OH- Friday night South Range came into week 9’s game vs Lakeview looking to stay undefeated and get ready for next weeks battle with Hubbard. The Bulldogs were not going to make it easy for the Raiders to get win #9 on the season.
Lakeview got the opening kick and proceeded to drive down the field and score first on a 31yd field goal from Ownen Vlk.
The Raiders were in an unfamiliar situation, being down early. But they rallied and took their opening drive down and scored on a one yard run from Qb Billy Skripac. The extra point was blocked and the first quarter was over with the Raiders holding a 6-3 lead. But the storm was coming In the second quarter.
The Raiders exploded in the second frame with 3 throwing touchdowns from Skripac. He spread it out to 3 different receivers (JD Crouse, Shane Lindstrom, Ayden Leon).
Lakeview had a touchdown of their own as Nate Fox found Hayden Bartram in the back of the end zone for the td. The first half ended with the Raiders leading 35-10.
The Raiders would add 2 more scores in the second half to end the game with a 49-10 score. South Range now prepares for their biggest test of the year as undefeated Hubbard comes to town in week 10. This will be the first time in 30 years that 2 undefeated teams will meet in week 10 in the valley. And there will be a ton on the line. The NE8 championship and playoff positioning for both teams. Lakeview will travel to Jefferson looking for their first win of the season. Week 10 will be exciting for both teams.
*Contributed by YSN’s Paul Munson