|Cal-Mum Football 2010|
Raiders shut down Warsaw 42 to 0
The Warsaw offense certainly had their difficulties coping with the tough Cal-Mum defense during the Raidersí 2010 Homecoming game. For the Raidersí defense, it was total domination, as the Tigers could not muster a single 1st down in eight offensive series opportunities. Meanwhile the Raidersí offense chugged along registering 17 rushing 1st downs. The Raiders, offensively for the 2nd week in a row, rushed by committee as five players each rushed for better than 46-yards. Tyler Lauffer took the rushing honors with 82-yards in 8 carries. Trevor Haut had a solid game as he contributed 64-yards to the team rushing total of 345-yards. Nikko Fenderson with 49-yards, Solomon Gominiak with 47-yards and Jon Cappotelli with 46-yards rounded out the balanced rushing attack.
The Raiders scored early and often in the contest, as they would register touchdowns on the first four offensive possessions. The Raiders took the opening kickoff and used an eight-play drive capped off by a Trevor Haut 1-yard plunge into the Tiger end zone to open the scoring on the night. Cody Preston added the extra-point kick and the Raiders were quickly on top 7 to 0 with 8:41 remaining in the 1st quarter.
The 2nd Raider offensive series was highlighted by a 22-yard burst by Jon Cappotelli, who carried the ball down to the Tigersí 13-yard line. The Tigersí defense dug in and played tough only to have Raider QB Matt Hartford hit receiver Tyler Lauffer with a 9-yard TD pass on a 4th down play. Cody Preston added the extra-point and 7 Ĺ minutes into the game, the Raiders enjoyed a 14 to 0 advantage.
The Raiders 3rd offensive opportunity was a long-drive affair. Starting at the CM 35-yard line the Raiders used the 12-play drive, to take 5:53 off the time clock before a 10-yard Tyler Lauffer run and a Cody Preston extra-point upped the score to 21 to 0 with 8:54 left in the 2nd quarter.
The Raiders were not finished scoring in the 1st half as they got the ball back with 6:46 left on the clock before halftime. On the 1st play from scrimmage, Nikko Fenderson ripped off a 25-yard run, down to the Warsaw 35-yard line. Four plays later, Trevor Haut would break up through the middle of the Tiger defense for a 19-yard TD. Cody Preston capable leg added the extra-point as the Raiders closed out the 1st half scoring by a 28 to 0 count.
The Raider reserves would continue the strong effort in the 2nd half, but not before the starters tacked on another touchdown. A Matt Hartford pass to the left flat would find Tyler Lauffer open. Lauffer would break the Tiger containment and run 55-yard up the Raider sideline for the Raider touchdown. With 8:56 left in the 3rd quarter, Cody Prestonís extra-point kick upped the Raider lead to 35 to 0.
The Raider reserves made a strong showing as they battled the Tiger starters. Mid-way through the 4th quarter, Solomon Gominiak registered his 1st ever Varsity TD on a 2-yard run. Cody Preston came in and made his night perfect as he kicked his 5th consecutive extra-point of the evening making the final score Cal-Mum 42, Warsaw 0.
The Raider defense was led by Trevor Haut with 9-tackles. Matt Riggi and Solomon Gominiak each added 6-tackles to the Raider defensive effort. Tyler Boise was outstanding for the Tigers with 19-tackles on the night. Tom McFadden was also around the ball and registered 13-tackles.
Homecoming festivities included the honoring of all the Cal-Mum Football Seniors. Playing their final regular season game at Hamilton Field are seniors: Cody Preston, Nikko Fenderson, Tyler Lauffer, Jake Oltmann, Adam Baldeck, Chris Riggi, Jon Kemnitz, Jake MacWilliams along with 3-year varsity letter winners, Matt Riggi, Trevor Haut and Dan Whiteside. The Raider cheerleader Heather Wilson was also honored as the lone senior on this yearís squad.
2010 Homecoming Awards
The Robert C. Freeman Award is given to a member of the Senior class who exemplifies outstanding citizenship. The award honors Mr. Freeman, an outstanding former teacher, principal and coach at Cal-Mum. He placed a great deal of emphasis on good citizenship and his leadership was an inspiration to all who worked with him, studied under him or knew him. Congratulations to Kelly Jo Stein
The Tom Callan Award is given to a Red Raider player who best exemplifies the values that Mr. Callan stood for both on and off the football field. The type of hard work and dedication that characterized Mr. Callan's life have become cornerstones upon which the Cal-Mum football tradition is based. Tom believed that football games are won by the people who handle the under-appreciated chores of blocking and tackling. The names of these people are often lost in the headlines, but without them no team can win. Congratulations to Matt Riggi
The Raiders travel to Perry this coming Friday evening for an LCAA Division II matchup. Cal-Mum, the 7th ranked Class D School in the state, looks to keep the Raider Express rolling along against the Perry Yellow Jackets.