By: COLIN DAVIS, Staff Writer
September 28, 2019
After defeating Sayreville 22-7 last week, the Raiders were flying high as they came back home to face the Edison Eagles. Friday’s Homecoming game was a packed house and the Raiders did not disappoint. The 15th ranked team in the state according to the NJ.com Top 20 ranking got the ball rolling early with an 80 yard kickoff return from New Brunswick transfer Dahvey Hicks.
From there, the Raiders kept their foot on the gas pedal en route to four touchdowns from senior running back Myles Bailey who capped off his eventful evening with a 50 yard rushing touchdown. Bailey also had a nice night on defense highlighted by a key interception early in the 3rd quarter when Edison was in the red-zone thrown by Edison quarterback Lucas Loffredo. The interception was the last that Bailey saw the field last night as head coach Mike Cipot decided to pull him along with starting quarterback Michael Baradhi in the 4th quarter to ensure that they would be healthy against New Brunswick next week. Edison ended up scoring a late touchdown in the 4th quarter but it was futile as it came in the last minute of the game. In an interview after the game, Coach Cipot said, “The way we kept scoring is just how we practice. The offensive line played great, kept blocking all night. The running backs kept pounding the ball. It’s a simple game plan.” The now 3-1 Raiders hope to keep up with their winning ways as New Brunswick comes to town next week.