Ravenwood Raptors
Chris Rowland runing back one of his two punt return touchdowns against Lebanon

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It is hard to play a better game than Ravenwood did on Friday night at Region 3-6A rival Lebanon.

The Raptors (6-1, 4-0) burned the Blue Devils 52-7, after busting out to a 52-0 halftime lead.

Lebanon (2-4, 0-3) turned the ball over four times, while Ravenwood dominated with its run game and Chris Rowland returned two punts for touchdowns.

The Raptors ran for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns, and held the Blue Devils to 158 yards total on offense, much of which came after the game stopped being competitive.

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Raptors: Flightless Football Brilliance

Quarterback Andrew Rappe got things done with his legs, scoring the first touchdown of the game with a 60-yard run.

Rowland followed that with a 40-yard run for a touchdown. Then he returned a punt 60 yards for his second touchdown in several plays.

That Rowland scored two touchdowns and gained a hundred yards in two plays in the first quarter puts Ravenwood’s dominance of Lebanon in a nutshell.

In the second quarter somehow Ravenwood found time to score 31 points. Two interceptions helped set up scores.

To start Crews Holt hit a 52-yard field goal, the longest in the state this year and impressive for a pro, let alone a high school, game.

Rowland, possibly turning into a video game character at this point, scored on a  second punt return, for 65 yards, giving the Raptors a 31-0 lead.

Connor Jeffries scored on 34-and-1-yard runs in the quarter and Carter Nelson added a 1-yard touchdown.

Phew.

At the half the Raptors led 52-0. Lebanon truly deserves credit for coming out in the second half and continuing to compete. The Blue Devils scored on a 7-yard run by Brett Hutto in the third.

Rappe led Ravenwood rushing, with 103 yards on 3 carries. In the first half the Raptors only attempted one pass and did not have a completion.  It did not seem to matter.

Rowland had 48 yards rushing on 2 carries; Jeffries 57 on 8.

Ravenwood, alone in first place in Region 3-6A, plays at Wilson Central (2-4, 0-4) next week in another district game.

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