Raiders thrive off tough defensive effort

Bo Hering came charging at the quarterback like a man on a mission, determined to dish out the pain and halt yet another drive for the Washington Wildcats Friday night.

Navarre’s standout junior linebacker delivered a ferocious hit, sending KI’Juan Pressley to the ground, and it was one of those plays that helped propel the Raiders to a 42-0 victory, marking their first shutout of the year.

“We prepared really hard for this game,” Hering said. “We had been looking forward to it all week.”

Hering and his defensive teammates have been having their way with opponents all season, putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks and swarming to the ball on every play. They are relentless and unforgiving and the effort is nonstop.

“Up front on the defensive line is where it all starts,” Hering said. “Everyone is hustling and getting to the football. We are all playing hard.”

The Raiders (3-0) have been impressive throughout three weeks, giving up just 36 points along the way behind an aggressive and physical style of play.

It’s a huge difference from the 83 points they allowed in the first three weeks of 2014, and Navarre head coach Jay Walls was thrilled with the latest performance by his defensive unit.

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