The Lions jumped on the Raiders early scoring 14 points in less than 4 minutes. Coffee County’s defense would stiffen and hold Columbia in check for most of the night. The Raider D held the Lions to only 166 yards. The problem was the Columbia had mostly a short field to work with due to 5 Coffee County turnovers. The Raiders also failed 3 times on 4th down conversion attempts.
On offence Coffee County gained 160 yards led by Cody Howes with 9 carries and 49 yards, Dalton Carter 45 on 14 totes and Hunter Smithson ran 4 times for 32 yards. Smithson was named the Gateway Tire and Service Player of the Game for his rushing yards and his great play at free-safety on defense.
The Red Raiders will host Warren County on Friday night with both teams looking for their first win of the season.
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