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Weekend Raider Update: Nov. 2, 2020
Andrew Mouzin

The varsity cross country team competed at districts over the weekend and will send its boys team and three girls runners to state this week. The varsity football team won its first district game against Southeast High School and the varsity volleyball squad ended its run at sectionals. Here is your Weekend Raider Update for Nov. 2, 2020.

Cross Country
The varsity boys cross country team battled the wind and took home second place at the Class 3 District 8 championships Saturday, Oct. 31. The team will run in the Class 3 championships Thursday, Nov. 5, in Columbia. Additionally, three boys runners and three girls runners finished in the top 15 at districts and advanced to state.

Boys

  • Senior Jackson Hargroves (8th place)
  • Senior Jackson Chu (10th place)
  • Junior William Greaves (15th place)


Girls 

  • Senior Alice Guo (6th place)
  • Junior India Williams (7th place)
  • Junior Ella Palmet (14th place)


Football
The varsity football team celebrated a Class 3 District 7 first round victory, 47-6, over Southeast High School Friday, Oct. 30, at Stadium Field. The game was featured as the Fox4/Hy-Vee Game of the Week and on 41 Action News. The game was also selected as the PrepsKC/BeYOUnion.com Game of the Week.

Volleyball
The varsity volleyball team had its perfect season ended at sectionals on Saturday, Oct. 31, as the team lost in a tremendous contest against Platte County, 21-25, 18-25, 25-21, 19-25. Congratulations on a great season!

Boys Soccer
The varsity boys soccer begins its trek to the Class 4 state championship as it takes on Lincoln College Preparatory Academy tonight, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m., at Stadium Field in the semifinals of the Class 3 District 14 championships. The Raiders played Lincoln Prep earlier in the season, winning 6-2.

Boys Swimming and Diving
The varsity swimming and diving team is competing in a modified Interscholastic League Championships with Rockhurst and St. Pius X today and tomorrow, Nov. 2-3, at Red Bridge YMCA. So far, freshman diver Zach Berg is an automatic state qualifier, and three medleys and two individual swimmers, senior Nick Trainor and freshman Nicholas Frank, have state consideration times.