The Reed machine keeps rolling along.
After a bit of an inauspicious start, the Raiders returned to the football they know and rolled over Carson 56-28 to claim their fifth consecutive Northern Division I championship on Friday at Damonte Ranch.
Reed will host Bishop Gorman at noon Nov. 28 in a state semifinal playoff game.
Friday’s game was fairly even, at first. Carson opened the game with a 16-play, 72-yard drive capped by Asa Carter running 10 yards for a score. The drive ate up 61/2 minutes.
But Reed quickly answered with an eight-play scoring drive with Robert Ferrel scoring from 2 yards out on a pass from Matt Denn.
Reed got the ball back on an interception by Kyrin Lennon and Denn ran in 5 yards for a score, making it 14-7. Carson sophomore Abel Carter rambled 59 yards around the left side for a tieing score. Reed’s Jorden Carter finished with 234 yards on 27 carries and three scores.
Carter put the Raiders up 21-14 and Reed never trailed again.
Reed led 28-14 at the half after Carson stopped the Raider from scoring from 2 yards out. But Reed put up 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and the second string played most of the fourth quarter.
REED’S HOT STREAK
2015: Reed 56, Carson 28
2014: Reed 28, Carson 25
2013: Reed 47, Carson 39
2012: Reed 50, Damonte Ranch 9
2011: Reed 49, Carson 0
OTHER FRIDAY NIGHT SCORES:
Bishop Gorman 28, Arbor View 10
Liberty 46, Green Valley 35
Basic 24, Silverado 8
D-I STATE SEMIFINALS:
Bishop Gorman at Reed, 12:15 p.m. next Saturday
Liberty at Basic, 12:10 p.m. next Saturday