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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The Sioux Falls Washington Warriors picked up a homecoming win, 35-14 over Rapid City Stevens.
The Warriors cruised to a second half lead and eventually sealed the game with a big defensive play, but the Raiders didn’t make it easy for Washington.
Following a fourth down stop, the Raiders marched 47 yards, in eight plays and capped the drive with a 3 yard touchdown run by Uriah Glynn.
The 7-0 Rapid City lead held until the second quarter when an interception by Zach Burgers, gave the Warriors great field position.
Following a delay of game, Washington’s Max Thomson found Josh Piper for the 17 yard score, tying the game at 7.
The two teams would exchange turnovers and then came Rapid City’s best drive of the game. An 11 play, 66 yard drive that took nearly 5 minutes, led to a 1-yard touchdown run from quarterback Joe Weber.
The Raiders led 14-7 at halftime.
But that’s when the Warriors found their groove.
Blessing Taniah would score from five yards away, to tie the game at 14.
On the next drive, the Warriors grabbed their first lead when Taniah capped off a 3 play drive with a 31-yard touchdown run.
The Raiders would fumble the kick return, giving the Warriors first and ten from the 16, where three plays later Thomson found Piper to extend the lead.
The Warriors 21-point third quarter opened a 28-14 lead. Late in the game, the Raiders were still trying to claw back into the contest, but Senior linebacker and Nebraska Cornhusker commit Randolph Kpai, sealed the game with an interception.
Washington would score 28 unanswered points to earn the 35-14 win over Rapid City Stevens.
The Warriors (3-2) were led by Max Thomson who was 20-28 on pass attempts for 284 yards and two touchdowns.
Blessing Taniah ran for 70 yards and two touchdowns, on just ten carries.
Rapid City Stevens (0-5) was led by quarterback Joe Weber, who rushed for 33 yards and a touchdown, while throwing for 57 yards.
Uriah Glynn rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown as well.
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