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Raiders shutout St. Albert, 53-0

The Raiders hosted St. Albert last Friday, but had a special guest prior to the game.
Diagonal resident and elementary student, Sawyer England, was an honorary captain for the Raiders and participated in the coin toss.
England, is battling leukemia and the Raiders, from pop-werner to high school are sporting yellow ribbons on their helmets.
“I think for a little guy like that who knows how he receives it and how he feels and hopefully he feels like he’s got a lot of guys behind him,” said coach Ryan Victor. “Hopefully for our guys, they see this game is a lot more than running plays and making plays and tackles. We have a lot of little eyes that look up to us and anytime they can show love to kids who show a ton of love to our program is great and Sawyer is just one that is going through a lot right now and anything we can do to help him stay strong right now, we are happy to do it and I am glad we got to be a part of that tonight.”
The Raiders put on a show for their newly christened captain and came out of the gate fast and never took their foot off the gas, outscoring the Falcons 53-0 to shutout the Falcons of St. Albert.
The Raiders saw Jaixen Frost put up five touchdowns through the air, finding receivers in Braydon Pierson who had a big 84-yard touchdown catch that he reeled in with one hand, Hunter Case who had two touchdown grabs, Adler Shay with one 36-yard touchdown catch and Keaton White who took one 59-yards to the house.
Frost was six-of-seven for 243 total yards through the air.
The junior quarterback also took one in with his legs to total six touchdowns on the night. Frost rushed the ball seven times for 103 yards and the one score.
“I feel pretty good,” Frost said about his night on the field. “I don’t know how it happened, I just came out to play ball. We came together as a team. We are a family around here and we are getting to know each other more and more each day, especially with coach Victor as the new head coach. I’m blessed to have him as my head coach. One team. One family.”
The Raiders scored 13 in the first, before having their biggest quarter in the second, scoring 20 to lead St. Albert 33-0 at halftime.
The Raiders struggled out of the gate in the second half, scoring only six, but the fourth quarter saw 14 more on the board, one by the junior varsity, to see the Raiders up 53-0.
“St. Albert came out with a good game plan to stop the run. They know we are run heavy. We probably only throw the ball eight to ten times per game, but we also take pride as a staff that we are going to take what they give us,” said coach Victor. “Our quarterback was on tonight, our receivers were on tonight and they made some big plays and we were able to jump on them early. Our defense flew to the ball. They answered the challenge and we controlled it the rest of the way.”
The win put the Raiders up to 4-2 on the season.
In other district play, Earlham fell to Southwest Valley which puts the Timberwolves at the top of the district as the only team without a district loss after Riverside fell to AHSTW.
Mount Ayr hosts Earlham this Friday at 7 p.m. and will close out the regular season against Southwest Valley, on the road.
“We try to tell our guys, great teams prepare and play, no matter if the team is the number one team in the state or the worst team in the state. We are in a tough district,” said coach Victor. “Our guys have to understand, that as coach [Lucas] Smith would say we have to raise our level in preparation and I think things guys are hungry to make something special. Coming in to next week it’s a big one and every day matters and if we take it for granted, Earlham will take advantage of that.”
1 2 3 4 F
MA 13 20 6 14 53
SA 0 0 0 0 0
1st Quarter
10:46 – MA – Frost to Case 5-yd pass. PAT no good.
3:42 – MA – Frost to Shay 36-yd pass. PAT no good.
2nd Quarter
9:37 – MA – Frost to White 59-yd pass. 2pt PAT good.
4:19 – MA – Shay 3-yd rush. PAT no good.
1:56 – MA – Frost to Pierson 84-yd pass. 2pt try no good.
3rd Quarter
7:50 – MA – Frost to Case 32-yd pass. PAT no good.
4th Quarter
10:32 – MA – Frost 9-yd run. PAT no good.
2:27 – MA – Ehlen 9-yd rush. 2pt try no good.
Team Statistics
1st Downs MA SA
Total 13 4
Rushing 8 2
Passing 5 2
Penalty 0 0
Attempts 30 31
Gained 224 79
Lost 0 13
Net 224 66
Completions 6 3
Attempts 7 7
Percentage 86 43
Intercepted 0 2
Net 243 26
Total Offense 467 92
Punts 2 6
Average 39 35
Return Yards
Punt Return 4 0
Kickoff 10 109
Int. Returns 17 0
Fumble Ret. 0 0
Fumbles 0 1
Fumbles lost 0 1
Penalties 3 6
Yards lost 20 60
Individual Statistics
Comp Att Yds
Frost 6 7 243
Att. Gain Avg
Frost 7 103 14.7
Ehlen 2 15 7.5
Martin 3 39 13
Dugan 2 12 6
Shay 10 28 2.8
Cole 6 27 4.5
Rec Yds Avg
Case 2 37 18.5
Pierson 1 84 84
Shay 1 36 36
White 1 59 59
Knight 1 27 27
Frost 1 0
Ehlen 1 0
Martin 3 1
Dugan 1 1
Grose 1 0
Shay 5 3
Swank 1 0
White 1 1
Murphy 0 1
Knight 6 2
Cole 2 3
Larson 3 0
Saville 1 0
Larson 3 3
Strange 0 1
Kicks Yds
Frost 8 39
Martin 1 50
Punt Return
Returns Yds
Pierson 2 4
Kick Return
Returns Yds
Case 1 10
INTs Yds
Frost 2 17
Recovery Yds
Knight 1 0

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