Galena was too much for Frontenac in the third quarter, outscoring the Raiders 22-7 in the quarter en route to a 28-14 win at home.
“It was a tough game. You have to credit to Galena,” said Frontenac head coach Mark Smith. “They're a very good football team. I thought we had the momentum going into halftime, and was hoping we would score there just before halftime. I told the kids it would come down to five or six plays, and [Galena] made them today.”
Frontenac kept the game close for the first two and a half quarters.
After Galena hit an 18-yard touchdown from Kyler Cook to Logan Johnson, the Raiders would respond with a 2-yard touchdown run by Ethan Powell to give the Raiders a 7-6 lead at the end of the first quarter that held up through halftime.
The teams would trade touchdowns to start off the third quarter before the Bulldogs would turn up the heat and run past the Raiders. Cook would complete his second touchdown pass of the night, this time to Gabe Helton for 64 yards, and Johnson would cap off the night with a nine-yard run with 1:48 left in the third quarter.
“I told our kids if we could not turn the ball over, we could win the game. I think we turned the ball over two times in the second half. We didn't make the plays tonight,” Smith said.
The Raiders dropped to 2-1 while the Bulldogs improved to 3-0. Frontenac will host Colgan on Friday in the Raiders' Homecoming game.