The Frontenac Raiders got back on the winning track of things on Friday night with a 33-14 victory over CNC opponent Riverton in week two of the football season. For their effort they have been named this weeks Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week.
Frontenac trailed 14-7 at the half and later tied the game at 14 all in the third quater, but would go on to score 19 unanswered points and outscored the Rams 19-7 in the second half to get their first win of the season.
The Raiders were led by junior quarterback Brandon Mlekus who was 9 of 12 passing for 169 yards (2 TD), while rushing for 63 more and a TD on seven carries. That passing performance included a 75-yard play-action pass to wide receiver Riley Swigart for a touchdown that broke up the game for the Raiders with a 21-14 lead. Cadin Bollinger and Ryan Menghini each had 98 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders. For the season, Mlekus is 24 of 37 for 358 passing yards with three touchdowns while rushing for 166 more and seven touchdowns. Menghini also stepped up big on the Raider defense with 10 tackles.
Frontenac's win is a step in the right direction after falling 41-37 in week one to Osawatomie.
"We weren't physical last week and I felt like we were this week. Our defense stepped up in the second half." Frontenac head coach, Mark Smith said.
Frontenac (1-1, 1-0 CNC), who went undefeated in CNC league action last season, will host Southeast-Cherokee in league action this week.
Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2015-2016 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week".
"I am again excited for this partnership with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network," said Sports in Kansas Managing Partner, Chet Kuplen. "Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber coming to the area. Also the announcement that Craw-Kan is coming to Frontenac and Pittsburg”
"Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems." said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. "We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also coming to Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area."
Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Monday, with the "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" being released every Tuesday on Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.com). Teams must be nominated via email or twitter.
Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL
Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a "All Craw-Kan Team" for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up.
How to nominate?
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