Roosevelt’s Homecoming, A Game To Remember Forever

The players prepare for the ball to be hiked in the hopes of getting a first down. Photo by Jamie Gallegos

Roughriders Recall Thrashing Volunteers For First District Win

By Abraham Prather
TBS Sports Editor

The Roughriders, who now enter the playoffs versus Steele this Friday, have some fond memories of a regular season of success to look back on with wins against many district foes, but the game against the Lee Volunteers will remain one of the highlights of a successful regular season.
The boys of fall opened up district
play with an unforgetable win against the Volunteers several weeks ago.
It was a homecoming game for the ages. First drive success was the first thing on the Riders’ mind, that special night, with a 12 play 67-yard scoring drive, capped off by a touchdown by Delvage McIntyre. McIntyre caught the pass from Sean Alonzo to score with less than 2:00 into the game. But the freight train didn’t stop there. The Riders continued their success by picking off Lee’s quaterback Gaberial Rangel, and taking it in from 37 yards out for the score to put the Riders up 21-0. The Riders rolled on to win 44-0 pitching their first shutout of the season in a dramatic fashion. Player of the game honors went to Senior Delvage McIntyre, who has a game and season high eight receptions, 123 yards receving , 15.4 yards per rec and two touchdowns. The very next week, the Riders took on the no. 1 team in the city, the MacArthur Brahmas at Heroes Stadium. Looking back, that game against Lee set the pace for the Riders to become the playoff contenders they are now.

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