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PHOTOS: Richmond at Butler, Week 2

Junior right tackle Gray Maultsby (53) finishes a block on one of Richmond's scoring drives in the fourth quarter. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

MATTHEWS — The Richmond Raider football team couldn’t get its momentum going soon enough during Friday’s non-conference game.

The Raiders suffered a 50-13 loss to No. 25 Butler in a game filled with penalties, costly mistakes and two punt returns for touchdowns by the Bulldogs.

Butler took a 34-0 lead at halftime and added two points early in the second half following a safety on a blocked punt.

Both of Richmond’s touchdowns came in the fourth quarter, the first on a 5-yard run by sophomore quarterback Evan Hodges.

Later in the quarter, Hodges connected with senior wide receiver Javian Drake for a 56-yard catch and run score. Junior kicker Billy West added the point-after attempt.


Richmond’s only positive turnover came in the first half when junior defensive back Christopher Covington intercepted a pass near the end zone. 

Junior defensive end Zach Gardner added the team’s only quarterback sack.

Click here to read a full recap of Friday’s game, including quotes from head coach Bryan Till.

Richmond (0-2) will try to avoid its second straight 0-3 start to the season when it hosts No. 4 Cardinal Gibbons High School (1-1) next Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Below are photos of Friday’s non-conference game 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.