Dodge Named NAIA Player of the Year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — The NAIA Awards Banquet was held at the team hotel. Both Marian and Southern Oregon attended. There were gift exchanges. Craig Howard received a standing ovation,but it was all capped off with the presentation of the Player of the Year award. The winner of that award, for the first time in … Continue reading »

Raiders Going to National Championship

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 »

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 »

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 »

Stork’s Triumphant Return Home

ASHLAND, Ore. — SOU suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, but the Raiders are still very much in contention for a postseason run, and a good reason for that is the improvement on defense. A team known for its offense is starting to turn heads on the other side of the ball. … Continue reading »

Not On Our Turf: SOU Wins 31-6

ASHLAND, Ore. – On the new turf at Raider Stadium, a shutout bid came up short, but the Southern Oregon Raider defense is more than pleased after allowing only two field goals in a 31-6 win over Montana Western on Saturday. SOU’s offense was uncharacteristically quiet in the first half, but the defense carried the … Continue reading »

Dodge Closing in on NAIA Records

ASHLAND, Ore. — Austin Dodge has broken almost every record a quarterback could break at SOU and now Dodge is closing in on a few NAIA records as well. In fact, there are two he could either tie or break this week against Montana State Northern. Dodge is 345 passing yards shy of setting the … Continue reading »

Raiders Double Up Yotes 56-28

ASHLAND, Ore. —┬áThe #9 Southern Oregon Raiders played a very different opponent in their second “home game” of the 2014 season. However, much like SOU’s 38-35 win over Carroll College at Ashland High School on Sept. 6, the Raiders pulled off another hard-fought battle on Saturday, eventually dispatching of College of Idaho with a 56-28 … Continue reading »

Lawrence Debuts with 2 TDs for Raiders

ASHLAND, Ore. — As if the SOU football team wasn’t loaded enough, the Raiders may have found another weapon in their offense. In Saturday’s game against Menlo, true freshman Keegan Lawrence led the Raiders with ten carries, 61 yards and two rushing touchdowns in the Raiders 51-14 win. Lawrence edged out returning starter Melvin Mason … Continue reading »

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