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RSHS Homecoming Week Athletic Results

Richmond Senior JV cheerleaders on the track at the junior varsity football game at Hoke. Photo by Deon Cranford

Junior varsity Raiders remain perfect in SAC Play

Richmond Senior’s junior varsity football team got off to a slow start in its Sandhills Athletic Conference game at Hoke on Wednesday evening.

Its first half offensive possessions yielded just 61 yards and ended in three punts and a fumble resulting in a 6-0 halftime deficit. After the break, the Raiders dominated in all facets of the game to score 23 unanswered points in a pivotal win to improve to 3-0 in conference play.

Richmond (4-2, 3-0), Scotland (5-1, 3-0), and Lee County (6-0, 2-0) all remain undefeated in SAC play.

After the break, Richmond held Hoke to a 3-and-out and the Raiders took over at their own 35 following a Hoke punt. A 45-yard touchdown pass from Evan Hodges to Nicholas Griggs capped a seven-play scoring drive. Jacob Veach put the ball through the uprights for the point after to give Richmond the lead at 7-6 with 5:02 left in the third.

Richmond’s next points wouldn’t come until 4:00 remaining in the fourth quarter when a Hoke snap went high on a punt attempt and bounced out of the back of the endzone for a safety.

Terande Spencer returned the ensuing kickoff 36 yards to the Hoke 20-yard line. Javion Smith took it the distance on five carries to ice the game. Smith capped the drive with a touchdown run from one yard out and Veach connected on the PAT to put Richmond ahead 16-6 with just 46 seconds remaining in the game.

Le’Shaun Goodwin added some salt to the wound when he picked off a desperation pass from Hoke and returned it 45 yards for another score with just 23 seconds left. Veach was good once more extending the lead to 23-6.

Hodges ended the evening 3-of-5 passing for 121 yards and a touchdown. Smith had 16 carries for 79 yards and a score. Dillon Veach had 2 carries for 22 yards. Griggs caught 2 passes for 74 yards and Keonta Pegues caught one pass for 47 yards.

The Raiders will host Union Pines (3-3, 0-2) at Raider Stadium next Thursday.

McRae represents Richmond Senior at first 18-hole golf match

With Ella Munn sidelined with an injury, Jacey McRae was Richmond Senior’s sole golfer in Monday’s match at Pinehurst No. 6. The sophomore shot a 140 in the first 18-hole match of the season.

“Jacey played well today at a very difficult course,” shared Richmond golf coach Keith Parsons. “Her improvement from last week to this week was impressive. She definitely made a leap.”

Next week’s match has been postponed until Tuesday and will be played at Whispering Pines Country Club. The Lady Raiders will tee off at 2 p.m.

Raider Volleyball drops a pair of SAC matches

It was a tough week for the Lady Raiders varsity volleyball team. On Tuesday, they fell 3-0 (14-25, 11-25, 16-25) conference leader Pinecrest (16-2, 8-0).

Thursday’s match at Hoke County was moved ahead to Wednesday to avoid conflicting with other schedule changes due to Hurricane Ian.

Richmond had difficulty managing a strong serving performance from Hoke allowing the Lady Bucks to sting together points and go on multiple long runs.

Richmond dropped the match in three sets (22-25, 15-25, 17-25). Hoke improved to 7-10, 3-6 in conference play and the Lady Raiders drop to 8-10, 4-5 SAC with the loss.

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Richmond will next play at Union Pines next Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Raider Soccer competes in two of three scheduled matches

The Richmond varsity soccer team started the week strong with a big win over visiting Scotland (3-6, 0-5). Sophomore Noah Gil (2), junior Jesus Castro, and senior Jullian Cline each contributed to the scoring. Ethan McDonald had six saves for the Raiders.

On Wednesday, the Raiders dropped a tough 4-2 match to visiting Southern Lee. Juniors Daniel Jaimes and James Eason each scored for the Raiders in the loss.

Richmond (4-9-1, 3-4 SAC) had its Thursday evening match with Northwood canceled due to the various schedule changes associated with Hurricane Ian and will next host Pinecrest (5-4-1, 4-0-1 SAC) on Monday.

Lady Raiders Cross Country team earns second place, Raiders finish third

The Richmond Senior High School Cross Country teams traveled to Sanford where they ran against host Southern Lee High School as well as Pinecrest and Lee County.

Pinecrest swept the event finishing first in both the girls and boys races.

The Lady Raiders finished in second place with Mariana Mendez leading the way for Richmond with a time of 22:48 resulting in a third place finish. Sheccid Heaton (26:03), Kaleigh Cloninger (27:41), Presley Dawkins (28:56), Nelly Cadena (30:21), and Ella Parker (42:48) also competed for the Lady Raiders.

For the Raiders, Christian Sanchez finished 25th with a time of 21:32. Kody Simmons (22:19), DJ Gainey (23:52), Norman Perkins (24:24), Jake Richardson (25:28), Toby McInnis (25:35), and Cain Hunsler (27:52) each completed the run for the Raiders.

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