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DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Craig Howard calls his offense the Ricky Bobby offense, referencing the Will Ferrell movie Talladega Nights about a star race car driver. On Wednesday, the Raiders got a chance to experiencing racing at one of the most famous race tracks in the world, the Daytona International Speedway. The team took hot … Continue reading »
DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Tuesday was Southern Oregon’s first full day in Daytona Beach. While the players got a practice in, they also took some time away from football. The Raiders visited Mainland High School to talk to student athletes about character, strength and honor. It was a chance for the Mainland students to hear … Continue reading »
DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Monday was an easy day for the SOU Raiders. A breakfast in Medford, a cross-country flight, a quick practice and then back to the team hotel. The schedule picks up on Tuesday. The team is visiting local high schools, then later in the week they have a press conference at Daytona … Continue reading »
Stan Smith is known to the Southern Oregon University football team as Mr. Raider Football and he tries to come to every game. Once a football star himself for the only undefeated team in school history, he and his family say football is in their blood. Although there’s an uncertainty if he will get to … Continue reading »
CHICAGO, Ill. — Southern Oregon steamrolled Saint Xavier 62-37. The 25 point win is the Raiders’ second straight win on the road to punch a ticket to the NAIA National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. “Last week’s win was really an awesome win in the snow up in Carroll,” Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard … Continue reading »
Story updated to include highlights and post game reaction. CHICAGO, Ill. — The SOU Raiders are going to the NAIA National Championship for the first time ever after a dominating 62-37 win over St. Xavier University. Trailing 17-10 after the first quarter, the Raiders scored 31 unanswered to take control of the game. SOU tied … Continue reading »
CHICAGO, Ill. — The SOU football team is in Chicago for Saturday’s NAIA semifinal game against St. Xavier and NewsWatch 12’s Brandon Kamerman is with them. Check out our pre-game coverage from Illinois.
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 »
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 »