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The Raiders face Colfax-Mingo this Friday night for what will be Mount Ayr’s homecoming.
Colfax-Mingo comes into the Friday night contest sitting at 0-3 on the season, having lost to Interstate-35, North Mahaska and Lynnville-Sully.
Mount Ayr has won against Albia, Nodaway Valley and recently fell to Pleasantville.
The Raiders and Tigerhawks have only seen each other four times previously, with Mount Ayr being the victor in all three contests.
Their first meeting was September 14, 2012 in which Mount Ayr won 54-16, followed by wins of 61-13, 63-7 and 42-20 in their last contest in 2015.
The Raiders are currently being led by Payton Weehler who started the year off at runningback and transitioned back into his junior role of quarterback after Jaixen Frost was not available.
Weehler has thrown for 251 yards and completed 12-of-25 yards for two touchdowns, while rushing for 138 yards and four touchdowns.
On the ground, Dawson Swank leads the team with 174 yards on 26 attempts and two touchdowns, though Swank has also caught the ball for 36 yards and one touchdown.
Trae Ehlen leads the Raiders in receptions with six passes caught for 161 yards and one touchdown.
On defense, Erik Trujillo has collected 19 tackles and one interception.
Colfax-Mingo is led under center by Colton Lind. The junior has thrown for 272 yards and completed 35-of-65 attempts for one touchdown.
On the ground, Jayden Horrach has rushed 282 yards on 65 attempts for three touchdowns, while Zach Steenhoek has caught 13 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns.
Tanner Gorman leads the defense with 13.5 tackles, assisting on one tackle for a loss.
The Tigerhawks average 8.8 yards per completion with a quarterback rating of 96.9, while on the ground they average 3.5 yards per carry.
The Tigerhawks have recovered one fumble, whereas the Raiders have recovered a total of three.
Kickoff is 7 p.m. Friday.
Thursday, September 17 will have a host of events for homecoming and will see the homecoming court crowned. A list of events and times appear on the front page of the Record-News.