CHARLOTTE — Butler athletic director Courtney Paschal announced Thursday the Richmond Senior-Butler football game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 will be played at Providence High School.
The information was first reported by the Charlotte Observer.
Paschal said the contest was moved because Butler’s home field can only seat approximately 2,500 fans and a larger crowd is expected for the game. Providence’s field, on the other hand, has a capacity for around 6,000 spectators.
Paschal added officials talked about using Memorial Stadium as the site of the contest as in years past, but the visitor’s portion of the stadium is currently under construction.
Last season, Butler pulled out a 49-32 victory over Richmond at Raider Stadium. The Bulldogs outscored the Raiders 35-13 in the second quarter en route to their fourth straight victory in the series.
Butler’s Anthony Ratliff accounted for 479 yards (327 passing, 152 rushing) in the victory. Ratliff tossed for three touchdowns and ran for another. Benjamin LeMay found the end zone three times and finished the contest with 103 rushing yards on 15 carries.
In the loss, Miles Grant led the Richmond attack with 151 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Richmond releases remainder of fall schedules
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior released the cross country, girls golf and girls tennis schedules this week.
The cross country team will open its season on Sept. 2 with a three-team Southeastern Conference meet with Hoke and Purnell Swett at Hinson Lake. It is one of two home meets for the Raiders.
Richmond’s final home meet of the year is scheduled for Sept. 23 versus Pinecrest and Purnell Swett.
This year’s conference meet is set for Oct. 14 to be hosted by Hoke in Raeford.
The girls golf squad will begin its season Sept. 8 when it travels to Bayonet at Puppy Creek Golf Course in Raeford for the first conference match.
Richmond Pines will welcome all six SEC teams on Sept. 29.
Richmond’s girls tennis will play 13 matches, with seven at home. The Raiders will play 10 SEC matches and three non-conference contests.
The team will welcome Hoke Aug. 28 in its season-opening match.
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