FRONTENAC — It’s been a rocky season for the Frontenac High School football team to this point, but the Raiders found a rhythm on Friday in the 60-12 win over Riverton on homecoming night.
Everything seemed to be going right for the Raiders, as they quickly took control halfway through the first quarter and built a 41-point lead en route to coasting for the win.
“I thought we got off better start in this game and we just played with more confidence,” FHS head coach Mark Smith said. “Our defense played well and we made good plays on the offensive end. The kids had a hard two weeks, but I just told them to keep working hard and we got to keep getting better.”
The Raiders hit the scoreboard at the eight-minute mark of the opening quarter, going up 7-0 on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Brown to Gage Clothier.
Riverton took over following the touchdown, but a pick-six by Austin Souder increased Frontenac’s lead to 14-0.
The Raiders went on to find the endzone two more times before the end of the first, increasing the lead to 27-0 on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Brown to Broc Ginavan and on a 45-yard touchdown run by Jake Wilbert.
Wilbert scored again in the early going of the second quarter on a 47-yard touchdown run, before Kooper Loy made the score 41-0 after breaking the goal line from two-yards out.
The Rams put a dent in the deficit with a touchdown in the following possession, but the Raiders got the points back after Hayden Pile returned the kickoff for a touchdown to push the score to 48-6.
Frontenac closed out the win on a pair of touchdowns by Alex Johnson and Pile and coasted to the finish line.
The Raiders will hit the road to take on KC Harmon at 7 p.m. on Friday.