One Jr. Raider squad makes playoffs

#70 Justin Hamel, #75 Jason Swearingin and #10 Flores of the RC Junior Raiders’ Jr Pee Wee team making the tackle.(photo by DE’ONNA JACK)


The Jr Pee Wee Raiders traveled to Pleasant Grove on Saturday to face the Rio Linda Jr Knights in the Sacramento Youth Football League’s 2011 Playoffs.

The last time these two teams met in the regular season, Rio Linda outscored River City by a score of 20-6, but in the playoffs, the game was a little different.  River City held Rio Linda to just 6 points in the first half, with the score at half being 6-0, Rio Linda; however, in the 3 rd quarter Amari Duncan scored on a long touchdown run for River City and tied the game up.

J.Bracy in action for the Jr Pee Wee against Davis on 10/22/11

The game remained tied 6-6 going into the 4th quarter and with just about 4 ½  minutes left to play, Rio Linda scored to go up 13-6.  River City got the ball back and was able to get in the red zone with under a minute left; however, with no time outs left, they simply ran out of time. Final score 13-6.

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