Raiders shine in annual spring game

May 20 Written by 

The Laurens Raiders wrapped up spring practice with their annual spring football game on Friday night at K.C. Hanna Stadium.

Raiders head coach Chris Liner organized a green and white team that shared quarterbacks Ryan Campbell and Kobe Williams for first-team reps.

For the first four series, first team defense took on first team defense. Second team defense then when up against the second team offense for two series just before the half. In the second half, each team got two series before the end of the scrimmage.

“This is fun and I think our kids had a good time doing it,” said Liner. “You saw some flashes of some really good individual play.”

The Raiders were missing five starters who were held out because of injuries, including tackle Shawn Smith and running back Troy Dendy.

“We’ve got a lot of talent,” said Liner. “We’ve got 100 kids out now and that’s a lot. For all of the transition, it was a really good spring because we found a way to make it work.”

The first score of the game came on a touchdown run by Carado Ray for the white team. Duane Martin added another score for the white team on a 44-yard run.

The green team’s only score was on a Williams to Trevor Madden pass across the middle.

White added another score on a pass from Campbell to Chris Jackson. White’s final touchdown was a special one. Cam Cofield took the handoff from Campbell and dashed 70 yards for a touchdown. After his touchdown scamper, Cofield was mobbed by all of his teammates from both teams at the goal line.

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