McClintock Leads Raiders | VideoJacob Kaucher | 8/14/2012
Hand the ball to Darin McClintock, let him follow his blockers, and rack up yards and scores on the ground.
The junior running back showed that he can carry the load a year ago.
McClintock ran for 1700 total yards - an average of about 190 each game.
With those monster numbers the Raiders finished 4-5, just outside the playoffs.
Now a year older, they believe they can take the next step behind their bruising back.
"I`ve never seen a kid like that in my life of watching high school football," head coach Chris Arnold says. "He`s just a hardworking kid. He don`t take no for an answer. The team can get down and he won`t get down. He`ll keep trying till it`s all over. Until you drag him off the field."
"We gotta be able to just get to the end zone," McClintock says. "Gotta be able to be a team. Gotta be able to commit. If we don`t have heart, if we don`t have the game in us, we won`t be able to make it."
Drake-Anamoose opens Tuesday as well.
The Raiders host Surrey.