Tomorrow kicks off our first full schedule of games at Raider Field. Many good matchups are on the schedule, and one mammoth game will be played. GAME DAY at RAIDER FIELD!!! Raider Nation puts on a great show, and creates a great environment. Let’s FILL THE HILL Saturday for our big matchups with another great organization... the Chargers.
The future of the Raiders is shining bright this year. We have full rosters on all 3 flag teams and a lot of bright young talent, with good energetic coaches. The Flag program has been restored to a level we can be very proud of. Come out and support these youngest members of the Raiders as they put their competitive skills on display for Raider Nation.
8:45 am Competitive Flag Chargers vs. Raiders
4:00 pm Developmental Flag Chargers vs. Raiders
5:15 pm Instructional Flag Chargers vs. Raiders
3rd and 4th Grade Raiders (1-0) vs. Chargers (0-1)
The Raiders have a very new group of Raiders with only a handful of returners from last year’s NSYFL Championship team. However, as good teams do they have reloaded, and found a lot of new talent that is working through the learning curve of tackle football, done the Raider way. The team features two of the best running backs you will see in the league in Amari Richardson (#9) and Garrett Smith (#25). The two running backs are only two of a group of very good players that are learning to come together as a team and reach their potential.
5th and 6th grade Raiders (1-0) vs. Chargers (1-0)
The 5th and 6th grade Raiders may be the pride of our organization this year. They have two classes full of very experienced, successful football players. With lots of talent in every position, the Raiders will look to rebound to championship form this year and should be very exciting to watch. They will face a strong opponent in the Chargers who won their first game of the year against the Longhorns 14-7.
7th and 8th Grade Raiders (1-0) vs. Chargers (1-0)
This is perhaps the most anticipated regular season game of the year in the NSYFL. The Raiders 8th grade class have won the championship every year (6 Championships), they were the first Raider Flag team to win the championship, and have a chance to be the only team in NYSFL history to win 7 championships. However, they are not favored to meet that task, and are the underdogs in this game. Our Raiders have only one blemish on their record, a loss to the Chargers in 2012 in a regular season game. That same Chargers team will be coming to Raider Field after winning their first game of the season in commanding fashion against the Wildcats (49-12). Many people don’t believe the Raiders are up to the challenge this year. The word is that our team is too small, slow, and not savvy enough to match up with the Chargers. Come see how our 7th and 8th grade team answer their critics.
Dear Lord the battles we go through life,
We ask for a chance that’s fair
A chance to equal our stride
A chance to do or dare
If we should win, let it be by the code,
Faith and Honor held high
If we should lose, well stand by the road,
And cheer as the Chargers go by
Day by Day, we get better and better!
Til We can’t be beat…
WON’T BE BEAT!!!!
LET’S GO RAIDERS!!!