SPF football wins big against John F. Kennedy Memorial, increasing win streak to four


SPF Football’s win against Kennedy Memorial will be a win many won’t forget, especially during Senior Night, as SPF’s electric start carried them to a bulldozing 40-2 win.  It was a fantastic performance all around for the Raiders, as they took care of business throughout all four quarters.  
SPF started out strong early on, when senior running back Shawn Martin exploded for an electric 12 yard run as well as a 30 yard run all in the first quarter. This was only the beginning of an explosive scoring for SPF.
Later in the half, senior quarterback Hayden Widder started to take control of the game. He first delivered an absolute dime to Christian Piesch for a 57 yard touchdown and later on connected with senior Gavin Cocca for an 11 yard touchdown to extend the first half lead to 27-0. 
“Personally, I feel like last night was the best football game I’ve ever played in my life,” Widder said. “Not only that, but it was also senior night, which made it even more special.” 
SPF wasn’t finished attacking. Junior linebacker Isaiah Nathaniel sacked the Mustangs quarterback, which forced a bad punt from Kennedy Memorial. This led to an easy one yard run from Hayden Widder and pushed the Raiders’ lead to 33-0.
Widder spoke about the team’s coordination throughout the game and how everyone made a key contribution to the win. 
“The team’s performance was spectacular,” Widder said. “The defense held the offense to negative yards in the first half and didn’t let up a score the entire game. Almost every single receiver had a touchdown along with Shawn Martin having two.”
Widder’s night wasn’t over yet. Towards the end of the first half, Widder launched a deep ball to junior wide receiver Matt Power and connected for another touchdown, which expanded the lead to 40-0 to end the half. 
This win would not have been what it was behind a brilliant performance from the Raider defense. Specifically Damon Shuman, who was able to secure an interception during the third quarter, taking it back to their own 32 yard line. 
“If I were to describe last night’s performance, I would say domination,” Widder said. “I hope and believe that this team will carry this out to our final game against Colonia. 
SPF will look to continue their hot streak by playing their regular season finale against the 2-4 Colonia Patriots on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.