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The Battle for Paulding – Raiders win over Patriots

Paulding Patriots took on East Paulding Raiders at the boneyard for the annual Battle for Paulding. The game started out with a 6 point Patriots lead after the first half but the battle turned after halftime. The Raiders walked away with decisive 42 to 13 victory.
The Raiders tone for the first half came on the first K.O. return to East Paulding when the return was tipped and recovered by Paulding. Paulding made two field goals and a touchdown in the 2nd quarter. The Paulding TD came with a completed pass was fumbled and knocked in the end zone only to be recovered by Paulding for a touchdown. East Paulding Skyler Melton rushed 6 yards for the only TD in the 2nd quarter.
After the halftime, the Raiders took the field with determination. #2 returned a 98-yard kick off to start the 3rd quarter. Two more touchdowns were made by Tyrell Robinson. Then in the fourth, #15 grabbed a Patriots handoff and ran back for 95 yards to the end zone. Tyrell Robinson made the last TD of the game. The Patriots remained scoreless in the 2ndhalf.

 DSC3705 533Patriots Christian Rowe passes incomplete as the ball slipped through his hands. DSC3749 533Patriots Christian Rowe rushed for a 1st down. DSC3768 533Patriots Samael Mondon TD was called back due to penalties on the Patriots. DSC4069 533Tyrell Robinson ran back 49 yards on a punt to the 1-yard line. On the next play, he took it in for a TD. DSC4042 533Dominic Burnam just completed a 98-yard K.O. return to start a charge for the Raiders in the 2nd half leading them to a decisive victory.  DSC3820 533Raiders Chance Foster knocks Patriots Smael Mondon out of bounds. DSC3916 533Pass interference on the Raiders gives the ball to the Patriots on the 30. The Patriots would go on to make a field goal and the last point scored at the close of the 2nd quarter. DSC4036 533Homecoming Left to Right Ivy Couch Junior, Lauren Paris Sophmore, Lexie Fordham Queen, Rebecca Campbell Freshman, and Abby Kikta last years queen