Saturday, August 3, 2013


"McClelland Passes for 7 TDs in 1st Half; DaPra Converts 10 Extra Points"
"August 3 (GREENDALE, WIS.) - Racine Raiders quarterback Craig McClelland and kicker Joel DaPra tied Mid-States Football League records in a 73-0 rout of the Milwaukee Venom in Greendale, Wis., on Saturday night.

"McClelland tossed seven touchdown passes, all in the first half, to join Brandon Benda of the now defunct McHenry County Pirates in the MSFL record book. Benda set the record in 2009.

"Meanwhile, DaPra took advantage of the offensive explosion and connected on all ten of his extra point attempts, joining Dave Clawson of the Indiana Generals and T.J. Hearn of the Racine Threat for the most extra point attempts and extra point attempts made in league history in one game. Clawson and Hearn both had ten in 2011.

"McClelland completed 9 of 12 passes for 164 yards and threw touchdown passes to five different receivers. He completed a pass to six different receivers on the night.

"Meanwhile, DaPra also connect on a 35-yard field goal in the game and missed a 48-yard field goal wide right.

"The Raiders led 70-0 at the half. McClelland threw two touchdown passes each to Sam D'Alie and Dorian Palmer. Traves Worthington, Dom Kegel and John Sterba each had one touchdown reception.

"J.R. Taylor, who saw limited action in the blowout, rushed for a touchdown in the first half. he finished with six carried for 28 yards. Rookie Ivry Lashley led all Raiders with 43 yards on the ground on just four carries. He had a 17-yard touchdown run late in the first half.

"The only other score for the Raiders came on a 60-yard interception return by Nate Heard late in the first quarter.

"The Raiders defense forced five turnovers and held the Venom to 0-11 on third down conversions and 0-2 on fourth down conversions.

"The Venom had negative total yards until Torrick Wright broke off a long run on their last drive of the game. The Venom got within one inch of scoring their first points in a game they lost this season but the Raiders defense stopped them to secure the shutout. The Venom have now been shutout five times this season.

"The Raiders improve to 6-0 on the season and 4-0 in the MSFL with the win and extend their winning streak to 20 games. Racine ends a month-long road trip next week in Madison, Wis., against the Monona Warriors (3-3, 1-3 MSFL).

"The Racine Raiders, a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization, begin their 61st season of operations in 2013. The Raiders won their eighth national championship in 2012. Find out more about the Racine Raiders at"

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Root - Root - Root for the home team!