BRADSHAW – The River View Raiders celebrated their home opener and Senior Night with a 32-8 victory over the PikeView Panthers Friday evening at Mitch Estep Stadium.
Having revamped their offensive personnel early last week paid big dividends as new quarterback, sophomore Mikey Picklesimer scored one touchdown and threw for another. He ended his evening with 94 rushing yards on 9 attempts.
New starting running back, senior Cody Vance, netted 189 yards on 16 carries, as well as ringing the touchdown bell once and adding a two point conversion rush.
In all, five different Raiders found the end zone, as senior Austin Cooper ran for six, as did junior Wyatt Blankenship.
Junior Daniel Dobbs was the recipient of Picklesimer’s scoring toss.
The Raiders improved to 2-1 with the decision, while the Panthers fell to 1-2.
A swarming River View defense kept the visitors off the scoreboard until the fourth period.
Sophomore Josh Proffitt intercepted three Panther passes and recorded three tackles-for-loss on his way to a 10 tackle game.
Dobbs also had 10 stops, one tackle-for-loss and one pass theft in addition to one pass-breakup.
Cooper recovered a pair of fumbles defensively in addition to his offensive TD.
Senior nose guard Timmy Crabtree also had ten stops and a sack.
Remarked a happy head coach George Kennedy, “We played well defensively. We swarmed to the football…On offense, we spread the ball around and opened things up.”
The Raiders will host Mount View Friday evening at 7:30.
AT MITCH ESTEP STADIUM
PIKEVIEW 0 0 0 8 8
RIVER VIEW 8 12 6 6 32