WADESBORO — Armaad Horton’s only rushing touchdown of the night, with 3:52 left in the game, put a stamp on the Richmond junior varsity football team’s 27-0 victory over Anson on Thursday night.
The win comes a week after the Raiders opened their season with a tough 7-2 win over Rocky River at home.
“We definitely improved from last week. The offense improved greatly,” coach William Fly said. “Across the board, there’s still jumps we need to make in terms of getting better. Defensively, we could’ve had a lot of sacks tonight. Special teams, we have a lot of stuff to work on. But it’s a lot easier to work on those things with a win rather than a loss.”
Jahiem Covington, Jada Edwards and Jarvis Tillman each scored a touchdown on the night.
“We’ve got to buckle down on Monday after school and get ready for Douglas Byrd,” Fly added.
Richmond JV (2-0) will host Douglas Byrd next Thursday, Sept. 1, at 6:30.
VOLLEYBALL FIGHTS OFF SLOW START, GRABS WIN
WADESBORO — The Richmond Senior volleyball team lost the opening set at Anson on Thursday night, but reeled off three straight wins to bring home its third victory in as many days.
“I think we responded really well coming back from a loss. We could’ve easily given up, but they came back and rallied back to win the next three,” coach Shellie Wimpey explained. “It’s been a long week…I know they’re tired and it’s hot in here. That’s not an excuse, but at least we came out of it.”
After falling behind 4-0 in the first set, the Lady Raiders (3-2-3) were able to claw back and tie things up six different times. An Owen Bowers block would land out of bounds and give Anson a 25-24 lead. The Lady Bearcats scored the next point in order to win the first game by two.
In the last three sets, Richmond won by scores of 25-18, 25-18 and 25-8.
“We’ve seen a lot of team communication and team chemistry kind of coming together a little more,” Wimpey added. “Which is going to benefit us in the end.”
The two teams will turn right back around and play one another next Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Richmond Senior at 5:30 p.m.
SOCCER GETS BACK ON TRACK
BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. — Eight Raiders scored at least one goal each in Richmond Senior’s 12-0 defeat over Marlboro Academy on Thursday.
Jonathan Tadlock led the way with three goals, while Brett Baucom — who performed a hat trick against Marlboro last week — and Carlos Alcacor each had two scores on the night.
Alex Alvarado, Patrick Hamilton, Carson Leviner, Victor Lucero and Brandon Morse all chipped in a goal each.
“Hopefully we learned from our mistakes last night (against Pine Forest) and carry this on throughout the season,” coach Bennie Howard said.”
The Raiders (4-1) will travel to Jack Britt on Monday, Aug. 29, and hope to grab another win over the Buccaneers.
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Richmond’s Xavion Lindsey communicates with his teammates during Thursday night’s win over non-conference opponent Anson County.