NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Look at the difference in scoring margin through five games for the Warwick Raiders this season and it reads like a score from an NBA2K video game on rookie mode.
The Raiders have outscored opponents this season 287-7 — a 280-point differential that’s truly astonishing.
Sure, the team scores a ton of points, but it also means the defense is allowing almost nothing, and the lone touchdown the Raiders allowed this season was a kickoff return touchdown against Grassfield in the first game of the season.
Defensive coordinator Thomas Sykes said the goal for the team going into the season was to allow 0 points for the whole season. Technically, that kick return was a special teams play, so the defense is living up to the measuring stick they set for themselves.
“They definitely feed off each other, whether it’s a sack or interception,” said head coach Corey Hairston.
James Kattato highlights the Raiders defense in the Hardee’s Player of the Week series.
Warwick’s next game is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Denbigh.