Raiders celebrate homecoming in style; defeat Knights 62-14

Raider QB Joshua Pickett picks up some yardage in Tuesday's night homecoming game against Central Gwinnett. (photo by Daniel Purcell)

The Habersham Central Raiders had already locked up a playoff berth. But after a rare Tuesday night game at Raider Stadium in which Habersham (5-4; 3-2 in 8-AAAAAA) won 62-14, the boys and coach Benji Harrison can take a big sigh of relief as they locked up the third seed from 8-AAAAAA.

In what was a historic night at John Larry Black Field, Habersham cruised to a blowout win, highlighted by the school’s second-ever 60-plus point effort. The 62 points were the most since the infamous 72-point game against East Hall in 2017, which was a crazy 72-55 game.

The 48-point win was one shy of the record for Habersham’s largest margin of victory, which was a 49-0 beatdown on North Hall back in 2001.

The Raiders play Shiloh on Saturday with a chance to move to 6-4 on the season.

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