High School Sports

Riverfield Raiders post second win of the season

The Riverfield Academy Raiders posted their second win of the season this past Friday night as they defeated the Hillcrest Cougars by a score of 41-0.

The win gives the Raiders a 2-0 district standing and brings them to 2-2 overall. 

From the onset of the contest, it became pretty obvious that the Raiders were the strongest of the two teams. Offensively, the Raiders scored two first quarter touchdowns and four in the second quarter. Defensively, the Raiders shut down all scoring attempts by the Cougars. The Raiders went into half time with a very solid lead of 39-0.

Raiders fall to Mustangs 9-6 during overtime play

The Riverfield Academy Raiders were at home this past Friday night where they hosted the River Oaks Mustangs.

It is usually an exciting and intense game when Riverfield and River Oaks match up and Friday night’s game was no different. In a low scoring contest, the Raiders came up short, losing by a score of 9-6 in overtime.

River Oaks took the opening kick off and in four plays took the ball 72 yards to score their only touchdown of the night. They missed the PAT, so with just a little over two minutes gone off the clock, the Mustangs had an early lead of 6-0.

Richland Parish football teams open play

The Delhi Bears topped the host Mangham Dragons football team 44-27 in Friday’s season opener.

With the win, the Bears start their season at 1-0 as they travel to Vidalia this Friday to take on the Vikings. The Vikings are also 1-0 after defeating Sicily Island 34-7.

Mangham starts the season at 0-1 as the Dragons prepare to host St. Frederick Sept. 7. 

The Warriors are coming into the outing with a record of 1-0 after a 30-7 win against D’Arbonne Woods.

Riverfield Raiders stop Porters Chapel, 46-14

Coming off a hard loss in their season opener, the Riverfield Academy Raiders took to the road once again this past Friday night to take on the Porters Chapel Eagles in Vicksburg, Miss.

The Raiders took charge of the contest early and came up with their first win of the season which was also a district game.

The Raider offense looked sharp and seemed to get stronger as the night progressed. The Raider defensive unit did its job as well, forcing six Eagle turnovers, including one second quarter Pick Six by Ty Skeldon.

Lady Raiders wrap up rough week on diamond

The Riverfield Academy Lady Raiders lost three close games Aug. 25 in the Bayou Academy 16-team tournament.

The Lady Raiders lost a 1-0 game to Marshall Academy in a pitchers duel in the opening game of the tourney. M. Bennett took the loss on the mound, scattering seven hits. M. Allen had the Raiders only hit.

The Lady Raiders lost an 4-3 extra inning game to Washington School in their second game of the tourney. K. Branch took the loss on the mound. R. Gibson and M. Word had hits for the Lady Raiders.

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