The Red Raiders have dominated the field the past two games, despite their loss to University of Sioux Falls during Homecoming.
During the USF game the Raiders started off the game on the right foot. Scoring the first touchdown of the game, freshman Austin Janssen went in for a 55 yard interception return and junior Brad Cave kicked in the extra point, making the score at the end of the first quarter 7-0 NW.
The Cougars fought back hard during the second quarter, scoring a field goal and two touchdowns. But senior Jon Paulsen was able to squeeze through and score a touchdown for the Raiders. Cave added the extra point, ending the half 17-14 USF.
The Cougars dominated the rest of the game, scoring two more touchdowns before the end of the game. Although Cave scored a field goal for the Raiders early in the half, the game ended 30-17, USF.
Despite the loss, the Raiders weren’t discouraged. “It showed us that we have a lot to work on, and the areas we need to improve in,” commented senior Jeremy Van Soelen.
Over midterm break they traveled to Seward, Neb. to fight the Concordia Bulldogs. Scoring between the two teams went back and forth, but the Raiders were able to pull through, defeating the Bulldogs 33-23.
Scoring touchdowns during the game were seniors Mark Milbrodt with two, Jeremy Van Soelen with two, and Justin Denning with one. Cave kicked in three extra points throughout the game. One of the touchdowns scored by Milbrodt was the result of a 70 yard pass from junior Dan Johnston.
With left over excitement from the Concordia game, the Raiders sent the Hastings Broncos to the glue factory last Saturday.
Van Soelen made the first touchdown for the Raiders halfway through the first quarter, while Cave added the extra point. From then on the Raiders continued to score three more touchdowns before.