Raiders Edge TRV For Homecoming Win
RUTHVEN – A Homecoming win is a big deal, and for the Ruthven-Ayrshire Raiders, a 24-22 win over Twin River Valley was extra cause to celebrate on Friday night. The victory was Ruthven-Ayrshire’s third of the season, and second consecutive district win, giving the Raiders a 2-2 mark in Eight-Man District Two and 3-3 overall on the season.
“I couldn’t be prouder of these kids and the way the fought back and played Friday night,” noted Ruthven-Ayrshire Head Coach Larry Swingen. “They just showed a lot of character and desire in the way they played and never gave up.”
Ruthven-Ayrshire would use the airways on a windy, moist evening to counter the Twin River Valley rushing attack of Levi Peters.
Raider quarterback Trevin Enderson would complete eight of 11 passes in the contest for 108 yards. Ryan Sikora was the favored target of Enderson, with Sikora making six catches for 93 yards and scoring two touchdowns in the game. Enderson would account for the other touchdown off a 68-yard kickoff return.
Mark Geelan would catch the other two Enderson passes for 15 yards on the night.
Ruthven-Ayrshire got 40 yards of rushing from Michael Sundall off seven rushing attempts, while Enderson added 21 yards off 10 tough carries. Kyle Toillion added in 14 yards off five attempts, while Calvin Pomeroy rushed twice for eight yards and Jimmie Sledd added a two yard carry.
Overall, Ruthven-Ayrshire would gain 85 yards on the ground off 25 attempts, and coupled with their 108 passing yards, amassed a total of 193 total yards of offense in the satisfying victory.
For the Raiders’ defense, Kyle Toillion would make 13 stops, followed by Colton Bakken with 12 tackles. Carter Williamson and Ryan Sikora would bouth add 11 tackles to the winning effort, while Calvin Pomeroy and Michael Sundall each added nine stops.Trevin Enderson would pick off one pass for a 15 yard return and Carter Williamson also intercepted a TRV?pass in the win, while Ryan Sikora recovered a fumble for the Raiders.
The task lying ahed of Ruthven-Ayrshire is daunting this Friday, as they will take to the road for a matchup against Armstrong-Ringsted at Armstrong.