Player of the game: Linebacker Maceo McClain had two tackles for loss and two sacks to spearhead a stifling effort by the Glades Central defense as the visiting Raiders (1-1) held on to nip Oakleaf (1-2) .
Turning point: On a third down from the Knights’ 33 with 2:33 remaining, McClain blitzed and hit Oakleaf QB Tre Simmons in the chest, forcing a fumble that was recovered by the Knights after a mad scramble at their own 4, ending the hosts’ last threat.
On defense: The Raiders held Oakleaf to just 18 yards and four first downs. Knights RB Keyshawn King had 37 rushing yards on 16 carries. Glades Central tallied five sacks and six tackles for loss. ... Interceptions by DBs Tristan Brown and Demonte’ Stephens set up field goals for Oakleaf. ... Stephens and Jordan Randall recovered fumbles.
Fast facts: King returned a kickoff for a TD for the second straight game, weaving his way 87 yards for Oakleaf’s first score. ... Glades Central QB Jaeze Tracey threw for 267 yards and both Raiders touchdowns. ... Mason McKenney went 2 for 2 on field goals for the Knights.
They said it: “Both teams played great defense. And we played excellent special teams. We just can’t turn the ball over twice.” —Oakleaf coach Steve Reynolds.
Mike Zima For the Times-Union