ROCKINGHAM — After breezing to a win in the first game of its match with Anson, the Richmond Senior volleyball team was forced to rally to pull out the victory.
The Raiders knocked off the Bearcats 25-20, 16-25, 19-25, 25-22 and 15-7 Thursday night in Raider Gymnasium.
“We played really hard, but we need to more consistent,” Richmond coach Shellie Wimpey said. “If we would have been more consistent, we would have won in three.”
Wimpey praised the play of junior Hunter Parks. Wimpey said Parks “had a good game in the middle.”
With the victory, Richmond evens its overall record to 3-3. The Raiders will return to action at 6 p.m. Monday when South Stanly visits Raider Gymnasium.
In the junior varsity contest, Richmond swept Anson, 2-0.
Raiders swat Yellow Jackets
ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior junior varsity football team remain undefeated and ran its scoreless streak to eight quarters with a 28-0 victory over Lee County Thursday night at Raider Stadium.
Miles Grant ran for touchdowns of 83 and 5 yards in the win and Jesse Williams added a 19-yard scamper for a score. Quarterback Montek Johnson connected with Brandon McLaughlin on a 30-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
The Raiders (2-0) were forced to overcome five turnovers and a stew of penalties.
“We have to do a better job of holding onto the ball,” Richmond JV coach Jason Norton said. “We will work on it because the teams are only going to get better.
“The defense is flying around the ball and making plays. I’m not saying the offense isn’t playing hard, but it’s fun to watch those guys. I love it.”
Richmond will return to action at 7 p.m. Thursday when it travels to Anson County.
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