WARSAW — The Red Raiders beat up on Warsaw Friday night, winning 42-7. They were led by their senior quarterback Kurtis Haut, with three touchdowns through the air, as well as senior running back Ryan Sickles, who had two touchdowns on the ground and caught another.
Warsaw received the opening kickoff and drove 60 yards straight down the field, en route to a touchdown run on fourth and goal from the one-yard line to open the game, but the Red Raiders would take over from there.
Cal-Mum tied it up on their next possession with a two-yard run by Sickles. Then, the Raiders recovered a Warsaw fumble on the next possession, and Haut threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Sickles a few plays later.
Sickles scored another touchdown, this time a run from 10 yards out, with 3:55 left in the half to put the Red Raiders up 22-7. After a quick three and out from Warsaw, Haut showed off his throwing ability with a 25-yard pass to junior tight end Will Vanauken, which set up a 12-yard touchdown pass to Vanauken with just 20 seconds remaining until halftime.
“That was something we wanted to get better at,” Red Raiders coach John Walther said about his passing game.
It was much of the same in the second half for the Red Raiders. The defense continued to stifle the Warsaw offensive attack, while senior running back Jacoby Clemens, junior quarterback Kyle Preston, and sophomore running back Justin Hinkley played in relief of Haut and Sickles to close out the game.
Cal-Mum (4-1) travel to play Cuba-Rushford next Friday night.