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Commodores top Blue Raiders
Kalel Harris of the Commodores eludes the tackle of Devin Martin of the Blue Raiders to break off a big gain and get the ball inside the 5. It led to a Commodore touchdown in the teams 20-8 win Saturday. - photo by James Clark
The Commodores combined an explosive offense with a goal-line stand on defense to win a huge rivalry game against the Blue Raiders at Bobby Ray Elementary on Saturday.The Commodores played turnover-free football to earn a 20-8 victory in Junior Pro 9-10-year-old action.Adding intensity to the grudge match between the two Warren County teams is the fact coaches from both sides were on the same coaching staff last year, but split to form separate teams in the offseason.The Commodores struck first when Kal’el Harris took the ball inside the 5-yard line on a tackle-breaking 35-yard run. Devin Jordan pounded it in from the 1 and Kailan McGill added the 2-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.The Blue Raiders answered right back thanks to good field position from a 50-yard kickoff return from David Nicholas. The Blue Raiders then pounded the ball straight up the middle on several plays before Cameron Stepp plowed in from the 1-yard line for the TD. Caleb King added the 2-point conversion to tie the game 8-8.After the teams battled back and forth, the Blue Raiders decided to go for it on fourth down deep in their own territory.