Boys Junior Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Football · RNE Loses Home Opener

On a night when history was made at Richland Northeast, the Cavalier football team came up short in a 20-6 loss to Lancaster. The first home game ever played on the campus of Richland Northeast opened with a defensive struggle as both teams were scoreless after one quarter. Midway through the second quarter, Lancaster finally found the endzone when standout wide receiver Jay Hood hauled in an 11 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Keendarius Truesdale. The Bruins added to their 7-0 halftime lead early in the 3rd quarter when Truesdale capped off a long drive with a 1 yard touchdown run. The Northeast offense found a spark late in the fourth quarter when quarterback Simeon Kelly found Jeff Rhodon on a 43 yard strike to put the Cavs on the board and cut the Lancaster lead to 20-6, but the Bruins were able to control the ball for the remaining minutes and hold on for the 14 point victory.