Raiders Thwarted By Independence Patriots 55-8

COAL CITY – For the second week in a row the Independence Patriots flexed their offensive muscles with the most recent display coming Friday evening in a 55-8 victory over the visiting River View Raiders.

Senior Austin Cooper scored a 10 yard TD run for River View Friday evening against the Independence Patriots.  (Photo by Gary Dove)

Junior Atticus Goodson scored five touchdowns on only 11 rushing attempts and was joined by a trio of teammates who tallied a six-pointer each as the Pats moved to 2-0 on the season.
Goodson scored the initial three times Indy lit the scoreboard in the initial quarter before adding a pair of scoring jaunts in the third stanza.
Senior Austin Cooper kept the Raiders from being shutout when he scored on a 10 yard burst in the fourth, followed by a two point conversion pass from sophomore Mikey Picklesimer to senior Chase Porter.
The Raiders, who won their season opener 22-0 over Montcalm fell to 1-1 with the loss and will be open this week before entertaining Van a week from Satiurday for their home opener.
Goodson ran 11 times for 150 yards along with his five scores.
Cooper paced the Raider ground game with 80 yards on 20 attemmpts.
RIVER VIEW 0 0 0 8 8
INDEPENDENCE 21 14 20 0 55
First Quarter
IN Atticus Goodson 8 yd run (Colton Blackburn PAT kick) 6:47
IN Goodson 8 yd run (Blackburn PAT kick) 3:33
IN Goodson 28 yd run (Blackburn PAT kick) 0:55
Second Quarter
IN Cohen Miller 5 yd run (Blackburn PAT kick) 9:10
IN Judah Price 37 yd pass from Isaiah Duncan (Blackburn PAT kick) 0:55
Third Quarter
IN Goodson 6 yd run (Blackburn PAT kick) 7:01
IN Goodson 8 yd run (PAT kick failed) 6:14
IN Logan Phalin 21 yd run (Blackburn PAT kick) 2:44
Fourth Quarter
RV Austin Cooper 20 yd run (Chase Porter PAT pass from Mikey Picklesimer) 3:33