After keeping the score close in a low-scoring first half, the Raiders were overwhelmed in the second half in a 47-12 loss to the Coffeyville Golden Tornado in the first round of the playoffs. Playing on a rain-drenched field, the Golden Tornado used an explosive third quarter to transform a narrow one-point lead into a 28-point advantage and never looked back. “You have to give credit to our kids, everybody put us as the underdogs but they played well,” said head coach Mark Smith in his post game interview with 103.5 X The Evolution. “Good first half and probably should have taken the lead. Coffeyville played But I'm proud of our kids and proud of the effort.” Running back Ethan Powell had 20 carries for 82 yards. Quarterback Austin Seward had 10 carries for 22 yards and completed five passes for 38 yards. The Golden Tornado brought the ball downfield on their opening possession where two passes to the end zone fell incomplete. The Raiders forced a turnover on downs. After a scoreless first quarter, the Raiders got the start they needed with a touchdown run of one-yard by Ethan Powell with 8:29 in the second. “We put a little pressure on them and that hasn't happened to them much this season,” Smith said. “Our kids played hard.” Things were looking up for the Raiders as they continued to deny the Golden Tornado the end zone. However, momentum started to swing the other way in the form of a fumble after the Golden Tornado fell on the loose ball. Coffeyville thanked the Raiders by scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Nathan Finley with 3:00 before halftime. The extra-point gave Coffeyville a one-point advantage at halftime. “We felt great, kids were confident. We got off to a bad start and had trouble running the ball in the second half,” Smith said. “They are a talented team and will do well in the playoffs.” After bringing the ball downfield with less than a minute before halftime, the Golden Tornado almost scored again but Keaton Bollinger's interception in the end zone cancelled the opportunity. Coffeyville didn't let that affect them in the third as they continued where they left off with a touchdown run with 8:53. After a Frontenac turnover, LaDarrius Johnson scored off a 27-yard run to take a 20-6 lead. Johnson finished the night with 16 carries for 174 yards while Downing had 126 yards and four touchdowns. Finley went 7 of 16 for 112 yards. “They started to get their running game going they wore us out with their big boys,” Smith said. “We missed a few touchdowns but good players will make you miss. We've got to work on improving every year.” Downing would score again on the ground with a 62-yard run with 2:30 left in the third to give the Golden Tornado a 20-point lead. With 35 seconds before the end of the quarter, Downing did it again on a touchdown run and the third finally ended with Coffeyville leading 34-6. After Johnson added another touchdown run in the fourth quarter, the Raiders managed to get another score with Powell getting into the end zone on an 11-yard run before the Golden Tornado could add another score before the game's conclusion. The Raiders end the season with a 6-4 record. Coffeyville improved their overall record to 9-1.