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By Bryan Davis
Things are looking up for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (1-4). For the first time this season, the team that started the year with 17 players on its roster, will be going into a game with a win under its belt.
This game, which features Carroll Academy (2-2) here in West Point will be the Raidersâ€™ first look at conference play in 2010.
Carroll has had a good offense at times this season, but they have struggled defensively. This could prove to be a difference maker when it comes to tonightâ€™s game.
Oak Hillâ€™s defense has not struggled as bad as the scores have looked.
As head coach Leroy Gregg pointed out earlier in the week, the offense coughed up 28 points to the Leake Academy Rebels, two weeks ago, as they turned the ball over four times in that game.
Last week, the Raiders only allowed 12 points, their lowest all season. To along with that stat against the Hebron Christian Eagles, Oak Hill had zero turnovers in last weekâ€™s game.
If they can control the ball, they should have success against Carroll, which comes in with two wins and two losses.
They fell in week one to Winona Christian. In week two, they got in the win column with a victory over Sharkey Issaquena.
They followed that up with a 35-12 win over Immanuel.
Last week Carroll suffered a 48-27 defeat to Winston Academy.
While things have been up and down for Carroll this year, Oak Hill is experiencing the good fortune of coning into a game with a win for the first time.
With the most important part of their season ahead of them, the Raiders are hoping this modest winning streak continues for a while.