Raiders Talk About Snow, Carroll Win

ASHLAND, Ore. — You can say without exaggeration that Saturday’s win was the most important one in SOU football history. It was their first ever win the NAIA Quarterfinal round, coming against the number one seed in the playoffs, not to mention the conditions that SOU had to play in. The temperature for game time … Continue reading »

SOU Upsets #1 Carroll in Quarterfinals

Story updated to include highlights of SOU’s win. HELENA, Mont. — The last time the SOU Raiders went to Carroll College, they nearly completed an improbable fourth quarter comeback. Saturday against the Saints, the Raiders started the comeback a little earlier. SOU trailed 35-18 in the second half, but rallied to beat the top ranked … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon v Carroll, Round 3

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA made official on Sunday what Southern Oregon learned after its first-round win late Saturday: the eighth-ranked Raiders are heading back to Helena, Mont., for a third matchup with the top-ranked Carroll Saints. This one will be for the NAIA Football Championship Series quarterfinals, set … Continue reading »

Raiders Advance to NAIA Quarterfinals

ASHLAND, Ore. — The seesaw affair at Raider Stadium tipped fully in Southern Oregon’s favor in the 2nd half of a 44-26 win over MidAmerica Nazarene in the First Round of the NAIA Football Championship Series on Saturday. It started strong for SOU. After a 85-yard kickoff return touchdown by JJ Latu shortly before the … Continue reading »

SOU Will Host Opening Round

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics Complete Playoff Pairings KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in 12 years, the NAIA Football Championship Series is returning to Raider Stadium next Saturday for round one of the 16-team playoff. Southern Oregon University (9-2 overall) woke up Sunday to a No. 8 ranking in the NAIA top … Continue reading »

Raiders Fall to Mounties 31-27

ASHLAND, Ore. — For the second straight season, Southern Oregon lost to Eastern Oregon in its final home game of the regular season. The Raiders could not find a way to slow down the Mountaineers’ running game, specifically junior Jace Billingsley. Billingsley carried the ball 45 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns leading EOU … Continue reading »

Raiders Give Anti-Bully Message to Kids

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ten SOU football players spoke at Walker Elementary School on Wednesday with an important anti-bullying message. The players gave presentations to four 4th and 5th grade classrooms, focusing on the things that make for good team work on and off the field. The Raiders said it was important for them to use … Continue reading »

Howard, SOU Seniors, Lead Turnaround

ASHLAND, Ore. — Craig Howard came to SOU in 2011 to take over a 3-7 Raiders football team. The players he recruited that year are seniors now and with the Raiders about to go on a playoff run, that group, along with Howard, has left its mark on SOU football.

Retzlaff Carries SOU Past Montana Tech

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics BUTTE, Mont. – The fifth-ranked Southern Oregon University football team escaped early trouble Saturday afternoon with the help of receiver Dylan Young (Salem, Ore./North Salem)’s milestone day and toppled Montana Tech, 45-33, at Alumni Coliseum. The Raiders (9-1 overall, 8-1 Frontier Conference) matched three other SOU squads for the program … Continue reading »

Raiders Knock Off Battlin’ Bears 45-28

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Southern Oregon offense continues to find its groove late in the regular season as the 5th ranked Raiders took down 21st ranked Rocky Mountain College at Raider Stadium on Saturday. NAIA record holder Austin Dodge threw for 350 yards on 21-31 passing with four touchdowns and one interception. Dodge spread the … Continue reading »

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