SUNNYVALE — It was Blue & Gold Bears against Blue & Gold Raiders Friday night.

The Sunnyvale Air Raid was on full display as the No. 9 Raiders scored a 57-41 win over Brownsboro at Raider Stadium.

The Bears played hard and had a chance to keep it a touchdown game in the first half but couldn’t finish two drives deep in Raiders territory.

In the first half the Bears scored on a two-yard Marcos Molina plunge, and a defensive masterpiece. Ja’tavian Sessions dislodged the ball from Raiders QB Tripp McAda on a tremendous hit, with the ball popping into the arms of Ty McKenzie and 45 yards later the Bears had scored their second touchdown. Jorge Vicenté tacked on both extra points.

The Raiders scored three rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns. McAda threw touchdown passes to Noah McDill and to Max McAda. Rushing for TDs were Alex Luna, Obi Arinze and Tripp McAda. Jake Pecina converted the PATs.

Sunnyvale led 36-14 at halftime.

In the second half, Tripp McAda continued throwing touchdown passes to Will Van Vessem and another to Max McAda. The final score for Sunnyvale was the second rushing touchdown for Arinze.

The Bears countered with Dakota Harmon darting for a 13-yard touchdown. Also, Cole Williams had a dazzling 70-yard touchdown run. Plus Shayden Jennings scored from 40 yards out. Vicenté kicked all three extra points.

On the final play of the game Harmon broke for a 64-yard touchdown The final score was 57-41. Both teams played hard and showed true sportsmanship.

The Bears go to West next Friday, and the Raiders visit Glen Rose.


Sports Editor

I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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