By Will Nations
The Oak Hill Raiders (5-4; 2-2 District 2-AA) are wrapping up the regular season against Leake Academy in the last district game at 7 p.m. tonight on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Following a tough 49-14 loss to district opponent Canton Academy on the road, the Raiders are hoping to rebound with a more competitive contest with the Leake Rebels at home.
â€śIt's going to be something we need to compete in,â€ť Oak Hill Head Coach Daniel Merchant said. â€śFor the first time this season, I didn't like how we responded to adversity against Canton. I think we had a good week of practice, we just need to make a bigger effort this Friday.â€ť
One of the biggest talking points following the loss to Canton was the injury of Oak Hill sophomore running back Drew Riley. The Raiders' leading rusher received a shoulder injury that left him with Grade-one muscle tears. Despite the loss, Merchant wants his ball club to just focus on the task at hand.
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