(IMPERIAL) The North County Raiders used a Cole Mullins field goal and two second quarter touchdown runs by Aaron Cook to jump in front of the Windsor Owls as they went on to beat the Owls 24-16. The game was broadcast on KJFF 1400AM and mymoinfo.com.
Cook’s first touchdown was a 69 yard run at the 5:47 mark in the second quarter. The extra point by Mullins was good and the score was 10-0 North County. The TD turned out to be the Festus Steak and Shake “Shake Up” play of the game.
With 1:41 to play in the second quarter, Cook scored again, this time on a 25 yard scamper.
The extra point by Mullins made it 17-0 and that was the halftime score.
Windsor got on the board at the 9:26 mark in the 3rd on a 35 yard carry by A.J. Patrick.
The two point conversion made it 17-8.
With 5:10 left in the third quarter, Raider quarterback Henry Allebach scored on a five yard keeper, the kick was good and it gave the Raiders a 24-8 lead.
A.J. Patrick got the Owls within 8 points with an eight yard carry with 10:06 left in the game. The two point conversion made the score 24-16 Raiders.
A few minutes later, North County missed a 36 yard field goal attempt and that gave Windsor another opportunity to try to tie the game but a pass was intercepted to seal the win for the Raiders. Windsor head coach Jeff Funston said he was hoping for a comeback win.
North County head coach Brian Jones said his team stayed with the game plan of protecting the football.
Jones says Cook has mostly played defense this season.
Next week, the Owls will be at St. Clair to play the (5-2) Bulldogs and North County will play at Potosi against the (3-4) Trojans.