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PHOTOS: Raiders at Southern Lee, Week 5

Tyson Holloway (75), Joey Cook (65) and Johnny Lunceford (69) block during Richmond's 38-10 win over Southern Lee. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

SANFORD — Emoni McBride had his best offensive performance as the Raiders’ quarterback in Richmond’s Sandhills Athletic Conference opener on Friday.

Continuing their four-game road trip, the Raiders earned a 38-10 win over Southern Lee High School, including a second-half shutout.

McBride accounted for three total touchdowns, starting the scoring with a 5-yard run less than two minutes into the game thanks to a forced fumble by the defense.

He later connected with junior wide receiver Jada Zimmerman and sophomore wideout Raymond Knotts for touchdown passes. Both grabbing their first career varsity score, Zimmerman caught a 9-yard pass and Knotts jumped up to pull in a 27-yard touchdown.

McBride finished the game 9-of-18 passing with a career-high 138 passing yards.

Sophomore kicker Billy West helped add to a first-quarter lead with a 22-yard field goal, his first of the season.

Before the half, senior linebacker Frazion Steele collected a fumble and raced 65 yards to the end zone for the defensive score.


Adding a rushing touchdown in the second half was senior running back Taye Spencer (18 carries, 106 yards), who ran in up the middle from 14 yards.

Winning their second straight game, the Raiders improved to 2-3 overall and 1-0 against SAC teams. 

Up next is a road game at Pinecrest High School (2-2, 0-0 SAC) on Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

For a full recap of Friday’s win game, complete with video interviews, click here.

Below are photos of Friday’s conference win for Richmond over Southern Lee, taken by sports editor Kyle Pillar.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.