Raiders Ring in a Homecoming win in Pink


Sarah Treusch

Senior Collin Miller celebrates a successful sack in which the Longhorns fumbled.

Senior West Roberts walked in the homecoming court beside Senior Peyton Davis. (Sarah Treusch)
Senior Logan Curry carries the ball keeping an eye out for the Longhorn defense. (Sarah Treusch)

Varsity Football scored a win on Oct. 7 in Raider Valley against the Lanier Longhorns. The Raider student section dressed out in pink for breast cancer awareness for the Homecoming game. The final score of the game was 21-7 with the Raiders taking the game.

North’s current overall win to loss ratio is five to two; however, their region win to loss ratio is three to zero. Overall, this puts them second in the 6A region. The Varsity Team’s percentage record is currently .714 overall and 1.000 in region. 


Senior Cooper Eglian, tight end #44, earned a total of 14 points for the Raiders. Eglian secured two touchdown passes from senior West Roberts, quarterback #13. “It felt very surreal,” revealed Eglian. Additionally, Eglian pulled off a two point conversion after the field goal kick from the first raider touchdown was incomplete. The Friday Night Lights are more than just having some fun to Eglian. “I love playing football with all of my friends. It taught me to be on time,” admitted Eglian. “We are like a family and always help each other out when needed. I’m blessed to be on a team with such great people on it.”


The final touchdown was scored by senior Collin Miller, #40. “I knew it would be a huge momentum boost, so I was ready to use that on defense and keep it rolling,” explained Miller. Having played on the North team for all four years of his high school career, Miller has learned an abundance from the team and from the sport itself. “Some things you just can’t do by yourself,” Miller admitted. “You have to trust your team.” Miller is an asset to the team as he plays multiple roles in the game. “My favorite part about my position on the team is I get put everywhere whether it be wildcat quarterback, special teams or linebacker. I love that Coach feels comfortable putting me wherever on the field,” said Miller. 


Lanier’s touchdown was scored off of a double-pass trick play where the North defense left the opponent wide open. The Raider defense quickly recouped having multiple fourth downs in the red zone. Roberts threw zero interceptions. Senior Logan Curry, wide receiver #9, holds the record for most receiving yards per game at 85.6. Sophomore Karson McBrayer, running back #5, has 50.9 rushing yards per game. Senior Cole Leroy, running back #30, averages 7 tackles per game. 


The Raiders took home a win for their homecoming game with an elevating offense and a concrete defense. Their next game will be home in Raider Valley on Oct. 21 against Habersham Central where they will be celebrating senior night.