ROCKINGHAM — Sophomore football player Terande Spencer has been named the Official Richmond County Male Student-Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55.
Playing his first full season on varsity, Spencer has emerged as a quick and viable threat in his role as an outside linebacker. His play on Friday helped Richmond earn its first win of the season.
This is Spencer’s first career selection, which comes on the heels of an impressive outing against Southern Lee High School.
Fall Sport: Football
Position: Outside Linebacker
Years on Varsity: 1 Year
Other Sports: Basketball
“SACKING THE QUARTERBACK” WITH TERANDE SPENCER
During its annual homecoming game last Friday, Richmond used a balance of offense, defense and special teams to hand the Cavaliers a 55-33 loss in the first week of Sandhills Athletic Conference play.
Spencer and the Richmond defense created a lot of chaos in Southern Lee’s backfield and limited the Cavaliers to just 218 yards of total offense and 2-of-11 on third down attempts.
A large part of that disruption, Spencer recorded a single-game career high five quarterback sacks. Those were five of his eight total tackles in the win.
Seven of Spencer’s tackles were solo drag downs, and seven of the eight tackles also went for a loss.
Entering the night, Spencer had only recorded one tackle-for-loss in the previous four games combined. His single-game career-high nine tackles in a game were recorded in week three against Cardinal Gibbons High School.
On the season, Spencer is currently fourth on the team in total tackles (22), sixth in tackles per game (4.4) and leads Richmond in sacks (5.0) and TFL (8.0).
The Raiders (1-4, 1-0 SAC) will welcome in 4A rival Pinecrest High School (4-0, 0-0 SAC) on Friday. Kickoff will get underway at 7:30 p.m.
RAPID RESPONSE VIDEO WITH TERANDE SPENCER
In his interview, Spencer talks about Richmond’s first win, his big night in the backfield and discusses Richmond’s 4A rivalry game this week against Pinecrest.
The Richmond Observer will publish two more Official Richmond County Student-Athletes of the Week next week.