A battle of the undefeateds happened on Friday night when Central A&M hit the road to take on Tuscola. The Raiders capitalized on three defensive scores to come away with a 49-14 win, their first over the Warriors since 2012, to move to 3-0 on the season. Saturday, September 14, 2019
MOWEAQUA — The Central A&M Raiders played their first home game of the season Friday as they hosted Nokomis. The Raider defense was once again solid as they only allowed one score, 61 rushing yards, and 15 passing yards. Saturday, September 7, 2019
PANA — A classic three-game showdown between county rivals, Pana and Central A & M, had more excitement than an old pro football game - even if it was the Bears and Packers. The Raiders took everything the Panthers could throw at them in the PHS gym on Thursday night, but the Panthers turned it up, closing out the visitors in three games, 25-17, 17-25, 25-18. Friday, September 6, 2019
Defending home court is essential in any sport, whether it’s volleyball, basketball, football, baseball; their is a unique feeling of playing at home and knowing that there’s and advantage there that plays into the game. Tuesday, September 3, 2019
After giving the game a true playoff feel with their travel and the environment they played in Friday night, Central A&M picked up a big win in their opener as they defeated Westville 41-6. Monday, September 2, 2019
After a three-set match on Monday against Morrisonville, Raider head coach Vanessa Rork knew that finishing this week strong was going to be important for her team. The Raiders took the next step in that process on Tuesday when they defeated Nokomis 25-7 and 25-16. Wednesday, August 28, 2019
It was a tough first night game for both the Central A&M Raiders and the Morrisonville Mohawks. Both teams gave the other a lot of points, whether it be on service errors or hitting errors, but both started to settle in during the second set and each played their game.
After the Mohawks took set one 25-1, the Raiders ran off the final two sets as they were victorious 25-25 and 25-20 to win the match. Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The Central A&M volleyball team spent a majority of its season without a key piece to its core, and it wasn’t a player on the court.
Head coach Vanessa Rork missed all but the first few games of her teams run a year ago, as she gave birth to twins in October of last year. This left assistant coach Lesley Graven in charge of the Raiders. Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Although the cross country coach this season will be new for Central A&M, the transition period won’t be as difficult as one might think. ”Coach Dooley and I talked late last Spring, which really helped with the transition between the two of us. I got some of the workout sheets and records that she had from last year, which has only helped the transition,” said new head coach Tim Aberle. Wednesday, August 21, 2019
While Central A&M graduated several of their running backs, and lost an NCAA Division I lineman, the Raiders are blessed this season with a large group of seniors who got to grow together on the football field, and the basketball court.
For the Raiders, their summer saw success as they won the Maroa-Forsyth 7-on-7 tournament, as well as played tough with Pana and some of the other teams in the area. Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Central A&M Raiders and Pana Panthers were once again next to each other in 7-on-7 action. This time, instead of facing off against each other one-on-one, they each competed in a round-robin tournament in Maroa.
Pana won two games with scores of 28-6 and 44-8 while Central A&M won 26-9, 30-22, and also the championship game over Clifton Central. Monday, July 22, 2019
Instead of taking on their own teammates all summer, Central A&M and Pana squared off against each other in 7-on-7 action on Wednesday night. “It’s nice to get out here and get some reps in on both offense and defense,” said A&M head coach Brent Weakly. “We have been together for a while, but we also had basketball over the summer so it’s nice to focus on footbal.” Thursday, July 11, 2019
With one year remaining until districts go into effect, the IHSA officially announced the football schedules for teams across the state on Wednesday. Here’s how things will shape up for area teams. Thursday, June 27, 2019