Despite having just one win this season, Ely hosted St. Thomas Aquinas for the District 14-7A championship. Zackery Perdue returned after missing the past four games for the Tigers (1-8, 1-1) and kept it close. But after reinjuring his ankle and leaving in the second half, the Raiders (7-1, 2-0) pulled away to a 37-13 victory.
St. Thomas outgained Ely 366-153 and scored on seven of its 11 possessions, including three field goals by James McCourt.
Jaxson Kincaide: Ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries for St. Thomas.
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Arthur Forrest: His 100 yards rushing accounted for 65 percent of his Ely’s offense
THEY SAID IT
“The defense decided they weren’t going to let them score another point [in the second half], and that came to fruition.”
— Raiders coach Roger Harriott