ROCKINGHAM — Jayvon Boyer scored three touchdowns and Leon Zeigler threw for another two to pace the Richmond Senior junior varsity football team to a 47-12 home win over Rocky River Thursday night.
Boyer scored the game’s first touchdown on an 85-yard run in the first quarter. At the start of the second half, he returned the kickoff 80 yards for his second score of the night. Boyer added a 60-yard run later in the third quarter.
Zeigler hooked up with Malik Bailey for a 12-yard scoring play in the middle of the second quarter. With 5.0 seconds remaining in the first half, Zeigler found Damontre Bennett behind the Rocky River for a 37-yard touchdown.
“We saw some good things out there and we saw some bad things,” Richmond coach Jason Norton said. “It’s the first game, there are going to be some things we have to clean up. The kids have to learn how to play the Raider Way. They will be OK.”
The Raiders (1-0) also scored on defense and returned a punt for a touchdown as well. Yusef Gibson ran 95 yards for a pick-6 in the opening moments of the second quarter. Steve Jones notched the final touchdown of the night, a 70-yard punt return.
“We talk about three phases of the game — special teams, defense and offense,” Norton said. “We want to win all three.”
Richmond will return to action 6 p.m. Wednesday when it travels to Wilmington to face Hoggard.
Richmond wins first match
SANFORD — The Richmond Senior volleyball team claimed its first victory of the season, downing Southern Lee in four games.
The Raiders won 25-22, 27-25, 22-25 and 25-22.
“We played well and we did a great job staying up even when we got behind,” Richmond coach Shellie Wimpey said. “Hailey Mason did a great job in the middle with 10 kills and also had five aces. Chelsea Davis also had 10 kills. Madelyn Chappell got us 25 point in four games off her serves.”
Richmond improves to 1-2 on the season and will return to action 6 p.m. when it welcomes Marlboro County to Raider Gymnasium.
“We played really well on the back row and had some great passes that allowed us to set up to get some good attacks,” Wimpey said. “I’m proud of the girls for coming out ready to play today.”
In the junior varsity contest, Richmond also picked up its first win by sweeping Southern Lee in two games.
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