Raiders, Rangers get victories

Jake Begle

The Dubois County Herald has the lodown for you on the other three local football games Friday night.

Raiders 28, Miners 0: Southridge pitched a shutout Friday at Raider field against visiting Linton-Stockton. The Raiders (1-0) scored all 28 of their points in the second half. Matt Springer's four-yard run got the Raiders on the board for the first time this year, while quarterback Chase Taylor had a pair of keepers — a four-yard run in the third quarter, and nine-yard run in the fourth. Reid Schroeder also snatched an interception and ran it back for 10 yards. Springer led the way with 74 yards on 15 attempts. Southridge is scheduled to return Aug. 28 at Boonville.

Rangers 20, Tigers 7: Forest Park won its season opener for the first time since 2011, and did so against a new opponent in the Pocket Athletic Conference. The Rangers (1-0) scored a pair of touchdowns in the opening quarter, and that was all they needed. Jake Begle ran for one-yard in, Caleb Moya recovered a fumble for the game-winning score, but Forest Park wasn't done yet, as Trey Toby added on a 17-yard touchdown with 32 seconds left in the first half. Neither team scored in the second half. Forest Park is set to be back at it Aug. 28 at Perry Central.

Wildcats 24, Patriots 14: Heritage Hills was the only local team to lose on Friday. Evan Bowling rushed for two touchdowns for the Patriots (0-1, 0-1), with his second score being the go-ahead in the fourth quarter. The Pats led, 14-7, after that second touchdown, but the PAC rival Wildcats tacked on 17 points in the fourth to knock off Heritage Hills at the Jungle. Heritage Hills will look to get in the win column Aug. 28 at Tell City.

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