Robert Burns’ 7-yard run capped off a five-minute drive to start the fourth quarter and give the Gulliver Raiders (3-3, 1-0 18-4A) a late 14-6 win against Edison, following Thursday’s lightning-postponed game which was 7-6 at halftime.
“It represents a new season,” Raiders coach Earl Sims said. “It means a lot to us for so many reasons. It represents us coming together as a team, having the discipline and desire to win, and actually showing that hard work pays off.”
The Raiders forced six turnovers in the victory, including freshman Kristopher Trapp’s fumble recovery with 5:54 remaining.
“It was an extremely important drive and those guys capitalized,” Sims said. “I basically told them that this is it. This is what we’ve talked about and prepared for. It’s now crunch time it’s time to stop talking about it and just do it.”
Burns totaled 124 yards on 20 carries in the victory. Brandon Shuman had two interceptions in the game, with one going for a 99-yard score. Trapp also had an interception.
The Red Raiders (2-3, 0-1) had 78 rushing yards and 123 passing yards in the loss.