Raiders drop opener; Beall shines in QB competition


Sophomore Kevin Burkes on a 95-yard touchdown run for the RC jayvees (Photo by DE'ONNA JACK)

Well, they knew they faced a challenge.

The River City Raiders opened the 2011 football season on the road against the number-six ranked Whitney Wildcats last Friday in Rocklin.

Whitney took control of the game with a 26 point second quarter, and never looked back, securing a convincing 39-0 victory.

The RCHS junior varsity fell by a score of 19-14 in a spirited back-and-forth affair that included a 95 yard touchdown run by Kevin Burkes.

Both teams are on the road again this Friday evening, taking on the Center High School Cougars of Antelope.

JOEY BEALL of RCHS: Runner-up among stiff regional competition (Photo by DE'ONNA JACK)

On the brighter side:

River City High quarterback Joey Beall shone brightly in the Aug. 19 “KCRA 3 High School Playbook Quarterback Combine – North, held at Grant High.

Almost 40 quarterbacks participated, competing in multiple events including accuracy and distance throwing.

Beall’s accuracy put him at the top of the leaderboard in round two, and he ended up tied with Roseville’s Zac Cunha. The pair dueled in a ‘sudden death’ elimination until Cunha emerged as winner.

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