By Don Perry
The Raiders fans were finally treated to some highlights in the final minutes of a running clock when Chase Bowling intercepted a Cardinals pass to end the third quarter.
The pick set up the first of Kamari Gigilo’s two touchdown runs in the fourth quarter, long after the game was in the books.
By the time Giglio stepped behind center for the Raiders, Wayne County had wrapped things up. After heading into the locker room with a 39-0 halftime lead, the Cardinals quickly stretched it to 47-0 in the third quarter.
The scores in addition a pair of 2-point conversions by Block Botts and Mason Acres accounted for the only points for McCreary as the Cardinals dominated every facet of the game on both sides of the ball.
In fact, the Cardinals rolled up 375 in total yardage (most of which came in the first half) compared to the Raiders’ 233 total yard — 77 of those came from two passes by Giglio in the fourth quarter.
In addition to leading the team in passing, Giglio also lead the team in rushing by picking up 71 yards on five carries. Senior Maddux McKinney led the team in receiving with 109 yards on the night.
The late game touchdowns allowed the Raiders from suffering their first shutout of the season, while the loss drops them to 2-3 midway through the season.
McCreary will travel to Bell County this week to face the Bobcats in their district opener. Bell is 3-1 on the season with the squads only blemish being a 4- point loss at Knox Central in week 2 of the season.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm at Bell County High School.