Raiders jump on Bullock Memorial

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 20, 2000

The SMCA Raiders improved head coach Scott Rails’ overall record to 12 – 12 with a convincing win over Bullock Memorial last

Friday night.

SMCA scored on every possession but one as they routed Bullock 58-0 in Union Springs.

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SMCA took the opening kickoff and quickly scored. On the sixth play of the drive John Andrews hit Hunter Royal for a 66-yard strike. Paul Ramirez added the PAT and the Raiders led 7-0 with 9:40 to go in the first quarter.

Adam Hughes returned a fumble 49-yards for another SMCA score and then Michael Paul Durden scored the Raiders next TD on a 21-yard pass from Andrews with 4:13 left in the first quarter, making the score 21-0 in favor of the visitors.

SMCA continued its onslaught in the second quarter as Andrews connected with Stephen Bozeman for touchdown passes of 43 and 14 yards. Ramirez hit both PATs giving SMCA a 35- 0 halftime lead.

In the second half SMCA mainly kept the ball on the ground.

After Ramirez and Royal combined for a safety, Trey Houlton scored twice on runs of 47 and 28 yards. Chip Ransom scored the finial TD of the night on a 21-yard run, Adam Hughes scored the two point attempt.

Andrews completed 8 of 9 passes for 152 yards and four touchdowns.

Bozeman caught 4 passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns.

Royal had 66 yards receiving and 48 yards rushing. Trey Houlton had 3 rushes for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Lee Kelly added 71 yards on 8 carries. Ramirez was a perfect on extra point attempts.

Jason Broadway, Alex Long, Lee Kelly, Rick Hall and Royal led a defense that limited Bullock to just 21 total yards.

Coach Rials, who played on the 1979 championship team, feels this could be one of the best SMCA teams ever. Every starter but one was part of the 0- 9 1998 season, and the 8 -3 1999 turnaround year. The Raiders are now 4-0 outscoring opponents 169 -18. The team is led by

Royal( 9 TDs), Andrews ( 66% completion percentage

with 9 touchdown passes), and a defense that has forced 12 turnovers.

Next week SMCA plays Sparta at home in Grady.