Friday Night Football Preview: Red Devils Host Raiders In Huge District Game

Written By: JMF

Both teams currently have 4-game winning streaks. Both teams are currently undefeated in district play. Only 1 team can remain undefeated in the district and extend their winning streak to 5 games. It’s the Red Devils of Russell vs. the Raiders of East Carter.

East Carter (6-2) have won 4 straight and 6 of their last 7 games. The Raiders are averaging 32.1 points per game and are only allowing 19.9 points per game this season. The Raiders have only scored less than 21 points 1 time this season.

The Raiders rushing attack leads the way for the team. The Raiders are averaging 192.9 rushing yards per game and have scored 22 rushing touchdowns. Landon Yoak leads the way for the rushing attack. Yoak has 95 carries for 643 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. Bryer Holbrook has 57 carries for 319 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Ryland Pfau has 26 carries for 226 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns.

Raiders QB, Quentin Johnson, has completed 68 of 113 passes for 918 yards and 9 touchdowns. Johnson has only thrown 2 interceptions all season. Johnson has connected with Michael Hall 26 times through the air for 447 yards and 3 touchdowns. Johnson has connected with Gabe Roberts 26 times for 297 yards and 6 touchdowns.

The Raiders’ defense has forced 9 interceptions and has 7 fumble recoveries this season. Jaxon Barker has 2 interceptions. Landon Yoak also has 2 interceptions and has returned 1 of those interceptions for a touchdown. Chase McGuffin also has an interception that he returned for a touchdown.

Russell (6-3) is red hot as well. The Red Devils have also won 4 straight and 5 of 6 games. The Red Devils are averaging 26 points per game and are allowing 17.9 points per game.

The Red Devils are led offensively by QB, Ethan Pack. Pack has completed 59 of 114 passes for 886 yards and 13 touchdowns. Pack also leads the team’s rushing attack. Ethan has 115 carries for 645 yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. The Red Devils are averaging 178.3 yards per game rushing. Joining Pack in the rushing attack is Andre Richardson-Crews, who has 80 carries for 450 yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. Elijah Hankins has 29 carries for 232 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ben Totten has 21 carries for 91 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Caden Pennington has 13 receptions for 237 yards and 2 touchdown receptions. Parker Mitchell has 16 receptions for 214 yards and 4 touchdowns. Haiden Anderson, Jayden Pennington, Ben Totten, Andre Richardson-Crews, and Caleb Rimmer all have a touchdown reception each. Noah McDaniels has 2 touchdown receptions.

The Red Devils defense has 15 interceptions this season. Parker Mitchell has 4 INTs. Elijah Hankins has 3 INTs and has returned 1 for a touchdown. Ethan Pack has 3 INTs. Josh Hudson has 2 INTs. Grayson Kiser, Ben Totten, and Caleb Rimmer has an interception each. Ben also returned his interception for a touchdown.

Two very strong defenses meet two good offenses. This game could very well be a defensive battle. With homefield advantage in the playoffs on the line, this game will be a battle. You will want to get out to Russell this Friday and watch this exciting game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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