The Raider Wire

North Forsyth shuts out Etowah, 28-0

Peyton Wagner shows the crowd he intercepted the pass.

Drew Bearden, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

  The North Forsyth Raiders remain undefeated and improve to 4-0 as they traveled to Etowah High School on Friday, Sept. 25. The Raider defense showed up yet again, shutting out the Etowah Eagles, winning 28-0.  Right from the beginning, North’s defense showed and proved their expectations as #13, co...

Win for the Raiders at the Playoff Games

Nicky Dalmolin leaping to get a touchdown at the Playoffs on Nov. 8.
Photo by: Ben Hendren

Mayah Talbot, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

North defeated Brookwood by four points with a spectacular comeback on Friday, Nov. 8 at the playoff games. This was the Raiders eighteenth time playing in the playoffs, but they have not been able to move forward in playoffs in the past.The ending results were close; however, during halftime, it wa...

North Forsyth Raiders Defeats Brookwood Broncos in Landmark Playoffs Game (44-41)

The Raiders celebrate the winning touchdown of the game, turning the score to 44-41.

Cassidee Jackson, Features Editor

November 21, 2019

On Nov. 15, the North Forsyth High School  Raiders defeated Brookwood’s Broncos in the Region 7A Varsity Football playoff game with a final score of 44-41. The 11Alive Sports team also featured the game as their Landmark Dodge Team 11 Game of the Week. This football game is especially significant to Raider's history because it is the first time that North Forsyth has hosted and attended a playof...

Why Football Games Are Not Worth the Hype

High school football is over-hyped. It isn’t worth the time or money.

Peyton Stenander, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

High school football is the epitome of the small-town American dream and students feel the need to associate themselves with those ideals. Football is an icon and remains a very popular part of student life; however, I personally believe that it is all over-hyped. Every weekend my Instagram feed is full of ...

North’s JV Team Defeats West 28-7

The Raiders played against West’s Wolverines on Oct. 10, and won another victory for North Forsyth High School.

Emma Simmons, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The North Forsyth High School JV football team dominated in their game against West Forsyth on Oct. 10 with a final score of 28-7. North was in the lead for the whole game, scoring both the first and last touchdowns, and the team will now move forward to play in the sub varsity cross over championship...

Adam Levine and Travis Scott’s Halftime Show Left Many Disappointed

 Maroon 5 and rapper Travis Scott performed in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. The show followed previous years of performances that left people talking for weeks, which caused high expectations and big shoes to fill for the show this year. ( Photo Credit:

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

After artists such as Rihanna, Cardi B and Pink denied the request to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show, pop band Maroon 5 and rapper Travis Scott were asked to perform and accepted the offer. Fans had high expectations as Maroon 5 has many new hits, as well as old hits, that fans could no...

Alabama Sweeps Last-Minute Victory Against Georgia in SEC Championship Game: An Analysis Based on Past History

 Georgia Bulldogs fans were understandably disappointed that they once again lost the SEC Championship Game to the Alabama Crimson Tide. This marks the third occasion in the last 10 years that Georgia has lost against Alabama despite a promising lead early on in the game. (Photo credit:

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2018

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the University of Alabama’s football team turned the tide to beat the Georgia Bulldogs in this football season’s SEC Championship Game. Georgia appeared to have the upper hand at the end of the first half, but with a change of players and some impressive plays, the Alabama Crimson Tide managed to pull ahead to win the game, scoring 35 points against Georgia’s 28. The game was held in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; ...

Varsity Raiders Are Ready to Make a Comeback During Next Year’s Football Season

A beautiful sunset gathers over Raider Valley as players get ready for their entrance on field.

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

With the chill of the winter winds drawing nearer, Raider Nation’s varsity football season has come to an end. The football team’s fall season consisted of games against schools including Cherokee, Northview, Gainesville, Lambert, Forsyth Central, West Forsyth, Milton, South Forsyth, Woodstock and Ke...

Raiders Fall Short 34-35 Against War Eagles Football Team

Raider running back is tackled by two South lineman at the varsity game on October 19.

Luke Miller, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

On Friday, October 19, an amazing game broke out between the South Forsyth War Eagles and the North Forsyth Raiders. With the Raiders winning the coin toss, their kickoff led to the game starting on the twenty yard line, and the ball in the hands of the War Eagles. Beginning on the defensive side, North ha...

NFL Players are Choosing to Kneel During National Anthem

It has always been a well known tradition to have a vocalist sing the National
Anthem while everybody in the stands and all the players stand with their hand over their heart.
Recently, it has become popular for football players to kneel in protest during the anthem, and it
has caused unrest all across America.

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017

NFL players on teams from all over the country have been either locking arms with their team mates or kneeling during the National Anthem before the game. They are kneeling not to protest Trump or to disrespect veterans or our military, but to protest police brutality and oppression against African...

Tackle, Pass, Run and Repeat

Photo by Ben Hendren. North Forsyth makes another touchdown to put them further ahead of Lambert.

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

The North Forsyth football team has significantly done better this season than they have in a few years. Last year, the team only won five games in the whole season. The biggest surprise was North’s win against Lambert, 45-21. In the entire school’s history, the football team has never beat them....

Clemson’s Win Over Alabama

Humbled Alabama coach Nick Saban congratulates coach Dabo Swinney of the new national champion team, the Clemson Tigers (photo credited to

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

January 20, 2017

After 35 years of waiting, the Clemson Tigers have reclaimed the title as national champions in the College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama, winning 35-31.  The game was tight, with Clemson managing to score the winning goal in the last second.  Given that the Crimson Tide...

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