Raider Football Struggles against Summit Losing 22-7 on Senior Night


Morgan Ritter, Opinion Editor

On Friday, September 30, the SPF Raiders football team faced off against Summit in their fifth game this season.

Both teams entered the contest with one win and the Raiders were ready to fight for a victory on their Senior Night. 

The Raiders started off the game strong with an early touchdown pass caught by running back Anthony Tittanegro. Their defense continued to be secure throughout the first quarter, but the Raiders couldn’t keep up their momentum in the second.

“We played very well in the beginning of the game with a lot of intensity,” senior wide receiver Ethan Filler said. “What really hurt us were critical plays that hurt our energy. Once our energy was down it was difficult for us to chip back into the game.”

During the second half, the Raiders tried to wear down their opponent with numerous rushing attempts, but Summit’s defensive line remained persistent.

Summit’s offense built off of their defense, racking up the score to 22-7, where it stayed until the game’s end.

The game itself, however, could not take away from the support shown by the SPF community. The stands were packed for Senior Night, which recognized senior football players, cheerleaders and marching band members.

Despite the Raiders’ struggles, the squad looks to turn their season around in the upcoming weeks.