Raider 80s go undefeated, win title
The 80-pound Bethlehem Raiders squad completed a 10-0, undefeated season with a 25-18 victory over the Bethlehem Township Bulldogs in the championship game on Sunday, Oct. 27.
The Raiders jumped out to a 19-0 lead midway through the second quarter on touchdown runs by quarterback Jaylin Freeman and running backs Kyndred Wright and Landon Foster. The Bulldogs rallied with three consecutive touchdown runs by Connor Bevan to close the gap to 19-18 midway through the fourth quarter.
The Raiders' defense stiffened late in the fourth quarter and came up with a game-changing turnover as Landon Foster scooped up a Bulldogs fumble and scampered for a Raiders winning touchdown.
The Raiders advanced to the Championship game after defeating the Bethlehem Steelers 20-0 the previous day. The Raiders 2012 perfect season consisted of victories over Lower Macungie, South Parkland, Mountainville, Bethlehem Bulldogs, Hokey, Bethlehem Saints, Lower Nazareth, Northampton and Bethlehem Steelers.