RIVERVIEW: Raiders looking to steal playoff berth

Conference: 2-4A
Coach: Mike McCain
’15 Record: 4-6

Low numbers continued to challenge the Riverview Raiders, especially late in the season. The Raiders will field a young team this fall.

Sophomore Griffin Miller looks to take over at quarterback. Junior Deondre Spears and sophomore Ethan Neal will share reps at running back.

Junior J.T. Smith is back at receiver after pulling in more than 400 receiving yards and six touchdowns last fall. Senior Payton Hale joins Smith at receiver. Seniors Kendall Hodges, Shawn Russell and Zach Chambers; juniors Mylek Baker, Ben Henson and Jonathan Gibson; and sophomore Matthew Bennett make up the offensive line rotation.

Senior Tim Beckham; juniors George Scharringhausen and Isaiah Baker; sophomore Dawson Ingle; and Hodges fill out the depth on the defensive line. Neal and juniors Andrew Foster, Julio Renteria and Vinney Valdes lead the linebackers. Smith, Hale, Spears and sophomores Seth Wortham and Seth Vaughn defend the secondary.

5 Players to Watch:
Griffin Miller (Soph. QB)
J.T. Smith (Jr. WR/DB)
Kendall Hodges (Sr. OL/DL)
Deondre Spears (Jr. RB/DB)
George Scharringhausen (Jr. DL)


1 Must-see Game:
“Heber Springs in Week 9 could mean a whole lot for both teams late in the season.” — 501 staff

2016 Schedule:
Sept. 2        at DeWitt
Sept. 9        Highland
Sept. 16    Bald Knob
Sept. 23    CAC
Sept. 30    at Southside Batesville
Oct. 7        at West Helena
Oct. 14        Stuttgart
Oct. 21        at Baptist Prep
Oct. 28        Heber Springs
Nov. 3        at Lonoke