ROCKINGHAM — The lights at Raider Stadium shined bright for the class of 2023 on Friday, as members of the senior class were recognized.
The Richmond Senior High School football team lost a nail-biter, 22-21, to rival Scotland High School, but before the game and during halftime, this year’s seniors were honored for their contributions.
Escorted by family members and a Richmond faculty member, the senior football players also had a balloon arrangement with the number 34.
It was a gesture of support to sophomore teammate Bobby Little, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
Also recognized before the game were Richmond’s six senior cheerleaders: Cayden Hood, Akira Jackson, Madisyn Locklear, Tatum Rhyne, Sanajia Tillman and Abby Williams.
Members of the Richmond band and color guard were also honored at halftime. Those members were: Cyncere Bell, Makayla Conaway, Terrae Covington, Neely Dawkins, Nicholas Ewing, Rachel Martin, Layla Morman, Heather Pike, Asrella Redfearn, Kadia Rucker, Leah Squires and Damani Terry.
Below is a list of Richmond’s 22 football seniors, in order by jersey number:
Taye Spencer, RB (1); Jamarion Bryant, WR (2); Brandon Askins, DB (4); Emoni McBride, QB (5); Zyion Baldwin, LB (10); Messiah Shaw, DB (16); Jadden Jenks, WR (18); Emerson Wall, DB (23); Frazion Steele, LB (24); Isaiah Wall, LB (28); Ayden Mabe, K (31); Londan McLaurin, LB (38); Joey Cook, OL (65); Tyson Holloway, OL (75); Christian Quick, OL (76); Jeffery Linton, OL (77); Ethan Clayton, DL (78); Wade Stephens, RB (82); Luke McCormick, P (83); Tyler Berry, K (84); Noah Preslar, WR (89) and Urijah McDonald, DL (99).
Below are photos from senior night, taken by sports editor Kyle Pillar.