Injury-plagued Raiders roll Central

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A banged up bunch of Shelby County Raiders defeated Central Christian Academy 48-27 at home last Friday night. They will close out the regular season on the road in a non-region contest against Abbeville Christian Academy.

The Raiders (7-2, 7-1) in 1A, AISA football Region 1 football will end the regular season second in region play and will have a home field advantage for the first round of the state playoffs.

Head football coach DeWayne Kervin said he was pleased with his team&8217;s performance against Central Christian because of all the injuries they have suffered.

The team was missing the play of Rick McBride, Chip Lovelady, Parker Headley, who had knee surgery, and Brandon Horton, who suffered a broken collarbone but is expected to be back for the playoffs.

The team also had to go without the play of quarterback Brandon Horton, who has suffered kidney stones.

Against Central Christian JoJo Tidmore completed five of six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. Cody Wilson rushed 16 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns, Jason McDaniel had 11 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown and Brad Lovoy carried five times for 54 yards and one touchdown.

Jeremy Ogle led the defense with nine tackles while Steven Michael, Wilson and Bobby Sexton had eight tackles each.

Wilson put the Raiders on the board first with a 13-yard run. Josh Sharp caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Tidmore and Tidmore scored on a 24-yard run.

Central Christian responded with a 67-yard kickoff return. But Jason McDaniel answered with a 22-yard run for the Raiders to put Shelby Academy up 27-7 in the first quarter.

Raider scoring was closed out by Wilson with a 12-yard run, Lovoy on an 8-yard run and Chad King on a 2-yard run