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Last updated: August 16. 2014 12:05AM - 832 Views
By Danny McDowell Sports Writer



Raider Larry Blanks carries the ball as Kendall Byrd blocks for him versus Lakewood (Danny McDowell/The Sampson Independent)
Raider Larry Blanks carries the ball as Kendall Byrd blocks for him versus Lakewood (Danny McDowell/The Sampson Independent)
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Friday night was the annual County Football Jamboree, held this year at Union High School . First year Midway head coach Jason Fussell was anxious to see what his Raiders would look like lining up against the other schools of the County. The coach was not disappointed.


Defensively, the Raiders held Union scoreless. Clinton hit pay dirt twice versus Midway, while Lakewood and Hobbton each scored


one touchdown.


“I was pleased,” remarked defensive coordinator Billy McLamb.


“I think we were getting to the football fairly well. We’ve still got to work on our wrapping up. We were pretty well pleased with what we saw. There’s still a lot of work to do.”


On offense, the Raiders showed some improvement over their earlier scrimmage at St. Pauls. On their first play versus Lakewood , Quarterback Cameron Godwin found Tyler Pope for a 40 yard touchdown pass. Jeremy Robinson scampered to the end zone twice against the Leopards.


Versus Hobbton, the Raiders got scores from sophomore quarterback Austin Raynor and from Labi Olanipekun.


Terrel McGee found pay dirt in the session against the Spartans.


The Raider offense did not score versus the Dark Horses.


“We ran the offense a little bit better tonight,” asserted Fussell.


The defense played great. The offensive line did a whole lot better. We’re still not there. We’ve got a long way to go.”


The Raiders will host Hobbton next Friday night to begin the regular season.


 
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