Mays held off by Rabun Gap in Cam Newton Classic
On Saturday, the Mays Raiders took on the Rabun Gap Eagles as part of the Cam Newton Classic, a two day event featuring high school football teams from around the metro Atlanta area, battling teams out of North Carolina. The early evening game kicked off with both teams struggling to find any offensive production in the opening period of play, however, the Eagles would get on the scoreboard first.
With the Raiders backed up deep in their own territory and forced to punt out of the end zone, and bad snap would lead to the ball going out of the back of the end zone, resulting in a safety and giving Rabun Gap a 2-0 lead. In the second quarter, the Eagles would put together a positive drive with quarterback Gavin Owens leading the Rabun Gap down field and concluding the drive with a Tyrell Campbell one yard rushing touchdown. With the extra point, the Eagles would take a 9-0 lead.
On the ensuing possession, the Raiders would respond with a score of their own as quarterback, Semaj Martinez would help the Raiders put together a drive that would end with a Martinez touchdown pass to Jaqorian Wiggles. Mays would fail on the extra point attempt, however they would trail 9-6 at halftime. The third period of play would see both teams once again struggle to score, as the quarter would come to a close with Rabun Gap still up 9-6.
In the fourth quarter, with both teams looking for a momentum swing, the Eagles would get a huge defensive stance that would turn things in their favor. With Mays once again backed up deep in their own territory at the goal line, Martinez would throw an interception to Yussif Kadri and on the ensuing possession, Rabun Gap would capitalize with a Trey Horne rushing touchdown and take a 16-6 lead following the extra point. The score would eventually be the final as the Eagles improved to 3-0 and the Raiders dropping to 0-3.