|1968 yellow Corvette what a nice ride!|
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
It was the hardest hitting game of the season and the Raiders were ready to play. Tanner had 21 tackles and Dalton had 3 interceptions on defense. On offense Tanner had 2 rushing TD's and Dalton throw for a TD. The RV made it's maiden Raider tailgate run and it appears a good time was had before the game. Over the past 3 years as the AD Tamara has made some friends from the area schools and Cleveland in particular. So the rivalry week started with trash texting last Saturday and ended with Nicollet winning it's 7th varsity game versus Cleveland in a row. For Tanner it was 10 - 0 versus Cleveland going all the way back to 7th grade. This coming Friday will be Nicollet's Homecoming and festivities start Sunday with the coronation of the king and queen. Tanner is one of the king candidates and Tamara has lined up a yellow 68 Corvette convertible for the half parade. Weather is suppose to be 75 and sunny, so should be a great night for a football game.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Best team Nicollet has faced so far this season. The Chargers can to hit and it was a hard fought contest. The Elliott boyz combined for 198 yards rushing (Tanner - 102 & Dalton 96) and both had a rushing TD. Dalton also threw for 126 yards with a TD. WWG scored both their TD's on special teams mistakes, one on a bad snap over punters head and one on a blocked punt. Offensively they could get nothing going against a very swarming Nic defense. At one point the coach in the both was overheard telling the head coach if we can't block that #40 (Tanner) we are not going to be able to run outside. Bottom picture is Tanner after a hard 4 yard run and he broke 2 snaps on his chinstrap on the hit. New HS rules, if a player loses his helmet he needs to come off for 1 play and with it being 4th a goal from the 3 yard line and no RB, coach took a knee with 1:07 on the clock and a 16 point lead. Def. finished the game out and the celebration was on. This is the 1st time Nic has beaten WWG 3 years in a row, with 2 of 3 coming on their field.
Next week is the Hwy 99 battle as the Raiders travel 16 miles to Cleveland for the annual battle with the Clippers. Nic is currently on a 6 game win streak versus the Clippers and looking to make it 7. Tanner has never lost to the Clippers at any level of Football and he is going to make sure the rest of the Raiders are ready to go out with a perfect record. Cleveland is much improved this year and it will be two 3-0 teams going at it. Only one will be 4-0.
Very nice game for the Raiders as they took it to the conference rival Blackhawks. Dalton had a nice night throwing the ball, with 4 TD's and zero int's. Tanner with limited carriers had 70 yards and a TD. Nice defensive night as the Raiders shutdown the Blackhawk passing game and forced them to run the ball with very limited success. Big win with no injuries, what more can you ask for.