NYA Football

After winning just one game during the regular season, the Central football team embarked an unpredictable postseason last week. The Raiders, a No. 7 seed, opened against No. 2 Watertown-Mayer, and despite a close contest between the teams during the regular season, most outside observers probably expected a relatively routine first round win for the [...]

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Yet another close game for the Central football team slipped away in the second half, as the Raiders fell 27-7 at home to Belle Plaine on Friday, Oct. 19. That loss concluded Central’s regular season, during which the Raiders went 1-6 overall and 1-5 in the Minnesota River Conference. The Raiders earned the No. 7 [...]

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For the second time in as many weeks, the Central football team went against one of the MRC’s best teams and came away with a relatively close loss. The Raiders hosted Sibley East for their homecoming game last Friday and, after taking an early lead, eventually succumbed to one of the league’s best offensive teams [...]

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As the top team in the section, Watertown-Mayer probably wasn’t anticipating much of a challenge from a young Central football team last week, but the Raiders gave the Royals a scare and kept things closer than anticipated. Watertown-Mayer earned a 19-14 victory, but not until after the Raiders had taken a 14-13 halftime lead and [...]

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As might have been expected, an inexperienced Central football team has encountered a few bumps in the road this season. The Raiders experienced the hardest jolt yet last Friday at Mayer Lutheran, where the Crusaders cruised to a 33-0 win on their homecoming night. Central now owns a 1-4 record for the season, while the [...]

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Something had to give when Jordan Hubmen visited Norwood Young America last Friday night. Both football teams were searching for their first win of the season, and the Raiders made sure there was no doubt about which team would snap its losing streak, using the Hubmen as a step stool out of the Minnesota River [...]

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