Football: Raiders roll in opener


It took a few series, but once Keyser Helterbrand and the Raider offense got rolling their was no stopping them in their season opener against Kenosha Indian Trail Friday, Aug. 17, in Hudson.

After punting on their first possession and falling short on fourth down on their second, the Raiders scored on seven of their next eight possessions on their way to a 48-20 victory over the Hawks.

Kenosha Indian Trail jumped out to a 6-0 lead when quarterback Alex Jarvis wiggled out of a sack and went 76-yards for a touchdown less than two minutes into the game.

Hudson punted on its first possession and turned the ball over on downs at the Indian Trail 28 the second time they touched the ball.

The Raiders finally found paydirt on the first play of the second quarter when Hunter Luetkens capped a 54-yard drive with an eight-yard touchdown run.

Indian Trail fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Alonzo Madsen fell on the ball at the Hawk's 22 yard line. Three plays later Cole Danielson scored from five yards out for the Raiders second touchdown in less than a minute and a 14-6 lead.

Helterbrand took over from there, scoring on runs of 4, 20, 4 yards to extend Hudson's lead to 35-13. Danielson took a pitch and outran the Indian Trail defense 70-yards for a touchdown to make it a 42-13 game at the end of three before Helterbrand scored his fourth touchdown of the game from three yards out to institute a running clock.

This story will be updated.