Raiders win hard-fought battle over Brookwood

Published 12:14 am Saturday, October 12, 2019

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AMERICUS – Coming off a tough 49-28 loss to Glenwood (AL) last week, the Southland Academy Raider football team (SA) was eager to get back on track when they faced their fellow GISA Region 3-AAA opponents Brookwood. That eagerness led to a 40-20 victory hard-fought victory over the Warriors on Friday, October 11, at Harvey Simpson Stadium on the SA campus.

Southland running back Hunter McCain rushed for 48 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Raiders’ 40-20 win over Brookwood.
Photo by Sherry Bass

Southland running back Clay Owens led the way for the Raiders. He rushed for 215 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns. Hunter McCain also came up big for the Raiders. McCain rushed for 48 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns. Owen Exley also had a solid performance on the ground for Southland. Exley rushed for 51 yards on eight carries. Quarterback Landon Law carried the rock for 35 yards on seven carries for the Raiders. In total, the Raiders rushed for 400 yards on 54 carries on the night.

Southland’s Riley Parker tries to sack the Brookwood quarterback.
Photo by Sherry Bass

With the win, the Raiders improve to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in Region 3-AAA play. They will try to stay undefeated in the region when they travel to Valdosta, GA next Friday, October 18, for a showdown against the Valiants of Valwood. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.