Football Falls to CT, Now 1-3

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 By Sebastian Wiegand, Sports Editor

After coming off of their monumental first win against Grand Junction last Saturday, in which Rangeview gave up just seven points, the Raiders on Thursday traveled to Legacy Stadium to take on the 10th ranked Cougars of Cherokee Trail, who were coming off of their first loss of the season against Rejis.  

The game proved to be a good one as both defenses stepped up and only 21 points were scored the entire game.

“The defense was putting in work,” said Senior Xavier Perez, “they had the mindset of executing.”

The Raiders kicked the ball to begin the game and forced C.T. to punt.  The ball went back and forth during the first quarter as neither team could manage points.  Midway through the second quarter C.T. struck first on a long run by their quarterback.

The teams went to the half with the Cougars leading 7-0. After a scoreless third quarter the Cougars put up another touchdown to extend their lead to 14-0.  However, the Raiders began to spark life as senior Devante Wheaten weaved his way through the defense on the kick return to end up in the end zone and giving the Raiders their only score of the game.

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Senior Devante Wheaten runs back a kick. Wheaten had the Raiders only score of the game on a kickoff return for a touchdown as the Raiders lost to CT, 14-7. (Sebastian Wiegand)

The Raiders will look to get their second win of the season Friday against Hinkley in the 2015 Homecoming game. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at APS Stadium.

“I’m looking forward to the  opportunity to play another down with my brothers,” said Senior William Fifita.