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Raiders fall at Central but still alive in playoff hunt

PICKERINGTON — For the second year in a row, both the Raiders and arch-rival Pickerington Central came into their Week 9 Battle of 256 with a combined 13-3 record and a lot of momentum. Despite recent history not being on their side, the Raiders knew that the past did not matter and that their main […]

Raiders now 6-2 with win over Grove City; Battle of 256 up next

REYNOLDSBURG — Coming off one of its biggest home wins in recent memory, the Raiders were back in action on Friday October 13th for a division matchup against Grove City. Despite a road trip to arch-rival Pickerington Central looming next week in Week 9, the Raiders went into Week 8 with the mindset that all […]

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Raiders secure critical Homecoming win as defense comes up big late

REYNOLDSBURG — There were a lot of storylines coming into the night of Friday October 6th, as the Raiders faced Gahanna-Lincoln in what was easily the biggest game of the season up to this point. The Raiders allowed a combined 66 points in its last two games after allowing only 29 in its first four […]

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Pickerington North snaps Raiders’ four-game win streak

PICKERINGTON- With the Panthers of Pickerington North and the Raiders both finishing the first half of the season at 4-1, this set the stage for a marquee Week 6 matchup on Friday Sept. 29th at Pickerington North’s Homecoming game in what was also the OCC-Ohio division opener for both teams. Although the Raiders fell behind […]

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14 seniors honored before Senior Night victory over Bishop Hartley

REYNOLDSBURG — With the Raider Boys Soccer team coming into their Senior Night contest against Bishop Hartley with two losses in its first 12 games and the JV team cruising to a 6-0 victory on the same home field a short time earlier, there was a lot of momentum on the Raiders’ side towards a […]

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THRILL AT THE ‘VILLE: Raiders rally late at Westerville Central for 4th straight win

WESTERVILLE – The Raiders had allowed 29 total points in their first four games and traveled to Westerville Central to play the Warhawks: a team looking to bounce back after a 42-3 home loss to Raiders’ division foe Pickerington North. With 7:13 to go, the Warhawks rallied from 10 down with its second touchdown in […]

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Raiders off to 3-1 start for third consecutive season

REYNOLDSBURG — Early in the 2nd quarter against Central Crossing on Friday Sept. 15th, the Raiders led 21-7 and were on pace for a big victory over the Comets for the second season in a row. (The Raiders won 55-14 at Central Crossing in 2016). After that, the Raiders came up empty on a few […]

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Raiders dominate Olentangy in statement home opener victory

REYNOLDSBURG — The comeback heard around Central Ohio in 2016. 52-51. The stunning Raiders loss at Olentangy last year that proved to be costly down the stretch. All of this along with a revamped defense coming off of seven consecutive quarters of allowing 0 points led up to the Raiders’ highly anticipated 2017 home opener […]

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Raiders blank St. Charles again for first win of season

COLUMBUS – Although they could not complete the comeback at New Albany last Thursday, the Raiders held the Eagles scoreless for the final 36:26 of regulation. They were looking to build upon the good things they had done last week and try to bounce back on the road at St. Charles on Friday Sept. 8th: […]

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THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS- Late Raiders rally falls short at New Albany in opener

NEW ALBANY – Another year of Raiders football is finally here, meaning another opener against the Eagles of New Albany. The previous three openers against the Eagles saw an average of 74.67 combined points, two double overtime contests, an average margin of victory of only 4.67 points, but two consecutive victories for the Raiders. This […]

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