Senior Night victory over Linden brings Raiders to 4-3 record

Jada Montgomery, Managing Director

“This is what Raider football is all about,” Scotch Plains-Fanwood Varsity Football Coach Austin Holman told The Fanscotian

The game was a tough battle against Linden. With Linden taking the lead during the second quarter, the Raiders knew they needed to act.  

“And then you know, after that we were like, we’re not gonna take that,” varsity starter Matthew Power said.  After the half, the Raiders were able to take the lead and break the tied game. Due to fumble recovery, Power made the tie-breaking touchdown. 

“I’ll be honest with you, after the fumble recovery, it just boosted my confidence even more,” Power said. 

The Raiders were victorious, winning 17 to 10 at the Senior Night game against the Linden Tigers.

The stands were packed. With the left side filled with loved ones of players watching their children represent their hometown, the right side was filled with the loud, boisterous Raider Nation decked out in neon. 

I knew my lineman would dominate and I was confident running behind them.”

— Running back Anthony Robinson

With every shade of neon lighting up the student section, the nation was cheering, screaming and celebrating during every quarter. There was no point in this game where the nation could be silenced, when it came to watching their team.

“Great crowd, the nation was jumping around and throwing powder. That was awesome. I mean, this was all phases from on the field,” Holman said. “In the stands the band and cheerleaders crowd and everything all the phases were in full effect today. And it helped us to a great one.” 

Running back Anthony Robinson, who made the second touchdown of the night, gave a shout out to the stronger offensive line which lead to the games ultimate success.  

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“I knew my lineman would dominate and I was confident running behind them,” Robinson said. “My highlight of the game was when I ran up the middle and broke a few tackles leading to a big gain.That led to my touchdown run.”. 

Robinson’s consistent and great performance truly uplifted the offensive line. Robinson now has a current high school career total of 1,798 rushing yards and 885 from this season alone. 

“Anthony’s the heart and soul of this football team, along with the rest of these seniors.They are primed and prepared to play in big football games and win them now,” Holman said.

After Senior Night’s success, the Raiders are pumped and ready for next Friday’s game against Montgomery.