SBCS football started their season in style with a big team win over ACCMS. After thunderstorms postponed the game, which was originally scheduled for last Thursday night, the Ravens were more than ready to get the season started. The Ravens took an early lead and never looked back in the 28-0 shutout win. Great team effort on both sides of the ball helped the Ravens secure the opening night victory. Quarterback Luke Hancock sparked the Raven offense with two touchdown passes to Nathan Randolph and a 95-yard touchdown run. Carl Sargent also scored a touchdown for the Ravens on a 10 yard run.

In the first quarter, great tackles were made by Nathan Randolph, James Peltzer, and Carl Sargent. Coach Bobby Hancock commented, “the defense stepped up big only allowing a few first downs, and shutting out the Tigers for 0 points.” Effingham was forced to go three and out most of the game.

The Ravens continued pounding the ball in the second quarter, as Luke Hancock connected with Nathan Randolph for a 41-yard touchdown pass. Luke Hancock then completed the two-point conversion. Blake Cox sacked the quarter back to give the Ravens a defensive edge in the 2nd quarter. Jonah Kiper and Carl Sargent racked up the yardage for the Ravens on several key runs.

The second half proved to be all Ravens as well, when Luke Hancock threw a 22-yard completed pass to Nathan Randolph, and then followed that up with an 8-yard touchdown pass. Owen DuLac stopped the Tiger drive with a clutch tackle in the 3rd quarter. Luke Hancock ran for a 95-yard touchdown to round out the Raven scoring in the final quarter, while Luke Peltzer gained some big yardage for the Ravens as well.

SBCS will now turn their attention to JCN. The Ravens will take on the Chargers at Guy Galley Field at Maur Hill Mount Academy on Thursday, September 19, at 6:30pm. Good luck to the Ravens!

The SBCS Ravens stayed perfect in the month of October, winning their final game of the season, and posting their fourth straight win! SBCS defeated the visiting Bears from Oskaloosa 54-12. The Ravens finished the 2018 season at 4-4, an incredible feat with just eleven players. SBCS never let their size or numbers get in the way of their big plays throughout the year.

In the win over Oskaloosa, the Raven offense kept rolling like it has all season, putting up 54 points against the Bears. Mark Harris led the charge, rushing for two touchdowns and passing for three. Luke Hancock was on the receiving end of all three passing touchdowns. Thomas Rziha and Jonah Kiper both had one rushing touchdown apiece.

The Raven defense held steady again. After giving up a touchdown on their first defensive series, they held Oskaloosa off the scoreboard until giving up a late touchdown. The defense was led by Sam Joyce and Carl Sargent, who each had multiple tackles for losses. Thomas Rziha also had another outstanding game at middle linebacker.

During halftime, five 8th graders were recognized as they played their final game as an SBCS Raven. Jason Calton, Miles DuLac, Mark Harris, Sam Joyce, and Thomas Rziha were thanked for their dedication and service to the SBCS athletic program. Congratulations, Ravens!

The SBCS Ravens pulled off a victory at Everest on Thursday night, securing their third straight win. What started out as a football game quickly turned into a track meet with the Ravens holding on to win 70-64. The Ravens scored on almost every possession, but also gave up touchdowns on nearly every Charger possession.

SBCS was led by Thomas Rziha, who scored one touchdown receiving, one touchdown on a kickoff return, and 6 touchdowns rushing on long runs. Mark Harris threw for one touchdown and ran for another. The Raven defense had trouble tackling Everest’s shifty running back, but did enough to get the win.

SBCS will conclude their season at home, at the MH-MA football field, on Tuesday, October 16. The Ravens will take on Oskaloosa, with the kickoff set for 5:30pm. All SBCS 8th graders for both the volleyball and football teams will be recognized at halftime of the game. Good luck Ravens!

The SBCS Ravens won their second game in a row, posting a 48-12 victory over the McLouth Bulldogs on Thursday night at the MH-MA football field. The win was the Ravens second win of the week, after defeating Doniphan West on Monday evening on the road.

After a rocky start, giving up a touchdown on the opening kickoff, the Raven defense clamped down and only allowed one more touchdown the entire rest of the game. This game marked the Ravens best defensive game of the year by far.

Offensively, the Ravens scored early and often. Mark Harris led the SBCS offense with four touchdown passes and two rushing touchdowns. Thomas Rziha had another great offensive game, racking up the yards on the ground. Rziha also had two of the of the touchdown receptions. Also aiding the Ravens was Luke Hancock, with two touchdown receptions on two spectacular catches. Jonah Kiper finished off the Raven scoring effort with a tough run near the end of the game.

SBCS, now 2-4 on the season, will travel to Horton next Thursday, October 11, to take on the Everest Chargers. Game time will be 5:30pm. Good luck to the Ravens!!

SBCS secured their first victory in a big way on Monday night at Doniphan West. The Ravens routed the Mustangs 68-20, overpowering the small D-West team in every aspect of the game. The Ravens were fired up to play, and it showed the second they stepped onto the field.

Every Raven player touched the ball on offense, and six different SBCS players scored touchdowns. SBCS even posted an impressive three defensive touchdowns. Thomas Rziha only carried the ball four times, but scored two of the SBCS touchdowns. Quarterback Mark Harris threw three touchdown passes, and rushed for another touchdown. Sam Joyce had a big game, with two interceptions returned for touchdowns, and a third touchdown receiving. Ravens receiver Luke Hancock had two long touchdown receptions; while Miles DuLac returned an interception for a touchdown. In a particularly interesting play, Jonah Kiper fumbled a handoff and still managed to score a rushing touchdown. Kiper also recovered two onside kicks for SBCS. Sam Joyce led the Raven defense with multiple tackles for losses.

The Ravens, in desperate need of a win, got exactly what they wanted in tonight’s huge victory! SBCS looks to carry the energy and excitement from the big win into their upcoming games. The Ravens will play again on Thursday, October 4, against the McLouth Bulldogs. Kickoff is at 5:30pm, at the MHMA Football Field. Good luck to the Ravens!

SBCS Football put forth another great effort, but fell to the Pleasant Ridge Rams on Thursday night. On a perfect Fall night for football, SBCS was ready to take on the visiting Rams. The Ravens got off to a rocky start by botching the opening kickoff and getting pinned deep at their own goal line. The first play from scrimmage resulted in an interception for a touchdown by Pleasant Ridge. When the Ravens got the ball back, they went 3 downs and out, and were forced to punt the ball right back to the Rams. The SBCS defense couldn’t hold the Rams, allowing Pleasant Ridge to score quickly. Those scores by the Rams put the Ravens in the hole 14-0 early in the game.

However, the Ravens were ready to rally and mounted a comeback. Despite scoring three touchdowns, SBCS fell short in the end, losing 44-20. The Ravens were thankful for their small victories though! Pleasant Ridge had not given up a single point all year, so scoring on the Rams was a great success.

Thomas Rziha had another great game offensively, piling up the yards on the ground and through the air. Quarterback Mark Harris did a good job passing, and gained lots of yards on the ground as well. Sam Joyce anchored the Raven defense with multiple tackles for losses.

SBCS will be in action again on Monday, October 1. SBCS will travel to Doniphan West to take on the Mustangs in a non-league game. Kickoff is at 6:30pm. Go Ravens!

The SBCS Ravens played with plenty of heart, as they put up a valiant effort against the Jackson Heights Cobras on Thursday night. For the second week in a row, the final minute cost the Ravens the game. After leading 38-32 for most of the 4th quarter, SBCS gave up a touchdown and 2-point conversion with about 10 seconds remaining. The Ravens ultimately fell to the Cobras 38-40.

Thomas Rziha started the game off strong for the Ravens, scoring a touchdown on the opening kickoff. Rziha had another stellar offensive game, scoring two touchdowns on the ground, and turning a short screen pass into a long touchdown. Mark Harris also contributed to the Raven scoring with a touchdown on the ground.

Defensively, the Ravens struggled. SBCS didn’t tackle well again, making it very hard to get stops.

After the Cobras had taken the lead with just a few seconds remaining, the Ravens tried one last ditch effort. The Ravens threw a pass, but that pass was picked off, and the Cobras preserved their come-from-behind victory.

SBCS returns home to take on the Rams of Pleasant Ridge next Thursday, September 27. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm at the Maur Hill – Mount Academy football field. Good luck, Ravens!

SBCS football lost in heartbreaking fashion on Thursday night at JCN. The Ravens and Chargers traded touchdowns throughout most of the game. In the 4th quarter, SBCS scored a touchdown to go up 40-32. The Chargers answered with touchdown of their own, to make the scored 40-38. The SBCS defense then held JCN out of the endzone on the two-point conversion attempt, to preserve the lead of 40-38.  After a non-productive drive by the Ravens, JCN got the football back with under 2 minutes remaining. The Ravens managed several stops on defense before eventually allowing the Chargers to get a first down. After three more stops defensively, the Chargers finally connected on a long throw down the field. On fourth down, and with only about six seconds remaining in the game, the Chargers scored to regain the lead from the Ravens. To add to the insult, JCN then converted on the two-point attempt, making the final score 46-40.

Even in the tough loss, the offensive line blocked great, giving the Ravens time to make some plays. Thomas Rziha had a great offensive game with multiple long touchdown runs.

SBCS Football will play next Thursday, September 13, at Jackson Heights. Kickoff is at 6:30pm. Good luck to the Ravens!

The SBCS Ravens put up an outstanding effort in their home opener against the ACCJHS Tigers. Despite falling 26-30, the game was a great one, and featured many highlights for the Ravens.

The defense was led by Thomas Rziha and Mark Harris, who both had multiple tackles. It was tough for the Ravens to bring down the big ACCJHS running back, but the Ravens did a great job gang tackling him.

Offensively, the Ravens struggled to get the running game going because ACCJHS had more defenders than the small (in size and numbers) SBCS Ravens could block. Therefore, SBCS decided to go to the air. The passing game gave the Ravens their first three touchdowns. Mark Harris connected with Luke Hancock for two long scores. Miles DuLac also scored a long touchdown after making a juggling catch after the ball was tipped. The final Raven TD was on a tough three-yard run from Thomas Rziha with about two minutes remaining in the game.

With just under two minutes to play, the Ravens opted for an onside kick and almost recovered it. Recovery of the onside kick would have given SBCS the chance for a win, but the official’s quick whistle ended the play. Despite the tough Raven efforts, they simply ran out of time to get a stop and get the ball back.

After a strong opening day, the Ravens will return back to action quickly, as they travel to JCN on Thursday, September 13. Kick-off is set for 6:30pm. Good luck to the Ravens!

SBCS put up a valiant effort in the final game of the 2017 season. The Ravens held the Oskaloosa Bears to only 12 total points, playing their strongest defense all year. Additional practice on defensive strategies and tackling in practice this week really paid off for SBCS. However, despite their success on defense, the Ravens were unable to score any points themselves, getting shut out for the first time this season. SBCS players were very happy with their efforts despite the 12-0 loss. The Ravens were outnumbered and outsized in every game of the season, and still managed to be competitive in most games, learning the game of football while having plenty of fun. Congratulations to the Ravens for their diligent efforts throughout the year. Great job, Ravens! 

The SBCS Ravens started off strong on 8th grade night, posting the first touchdown in the game. The lead was short-lived though, as Pleasant Ridge came roaring back to connect on a couple quick touchdowns. The Ravens then scored a second touchdown, but the Rams always answered. Pleasant Ridge owned a 28-12 lead at the half. The Ravens posted several big plays, including several completed passes, but were unable to find the endzone. Drew Caudle broke away for a 72 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Ultimately, the Ravens fell to the Rams 18-50.

The Ravens have one more game on their schedule, as they will take on Oskaloosa next Thursday night, October 12, at 5:30pm, on the Maur Hill Mount Academy Football Field. Good luck, Raven football! 


The Raven football team put up a valiant effort, but could not contain the large and quick line of the Everest Chargers. SBCS fell 18-72, in the long and slow moving game. The Ravens were unable to get much offense going due to the huge line of Chargers. Additionally, containing the speedy and versatile linemen proved to be difficult on defense.

The Ravens return home to play the Pleasant Ridge Rams on next Thursday, October 5. That will be 8th grade night for both volleyball and football. Good Luck, Ravens! 

The SBCS Raven football team fell to the JCN Chargers on Thursday night. The Chargers kept the pressure on the Ravens from all angles, running away with the game 52-6. SBCS kept the game close in the first quarter before allowing the Chargers to pile on the points. The Chargers completed many interceptions that were run back for touch downs. SBCS was simply outsized and outnumbered, making the game against the huge Charger line almost impossible to compete in.

The Ravens will play on the road again next Thursday, September 28, at Everest. Kick off will be at 6:30. Go Ravens! 


The SBCS football team defeated the visiting Valley Falls Dragons on Thursday night. The Ravens posted a 32-14 win at the MH-MA football field. SBCS was able to build an early lead, and maintained it throughout the game. The Ravens are now 2-1 on the season, and 2-0 in the NEKL.

SBCS will travel to JCN next Thursday, September 14, to take on a tough Chargers team. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm. Good luck Ravens! 

SBCS football fell to the visiting Veritas Christian Academy Eagles on Thursday night at the Maur Hill Mount Academy Football Field. The 8-man game was played between the two schools in an effort to host a competition for similarly matched teams. While both teams played hard, Veritas prevailed 22-8. SBCS scored in the final quarter to avoid the shutout.

The Ravens will be at home again next week, hosting Valley Falls. Game time is a 6:30pm. Go Ravens! 


The SBCS Raven Football team was ready for action on Thursday night. The Ravens posted a 60-24 victory over the host bulldogs. The Ravens took full advantage of the opportunity to score more points in the 8-man football game. Many different SBCS athletes put points on the scoreboard, with all the players making key contributions to the success of the team.

The Ravens will play at the Maur Hill-Mount Academy football field next Thursday, September 7. SBCS is hosting Veritas Christian Academy. Kick-off is set for 6:00pm. Good luck, Ravens! 

In their final game of 2016, the SBCS Ravens fell to the Bears of Oskaloosa by a score of 46-14. The Bears overpowered the Ravens in both size and number, making it hard for the Ravens to get much offense going on the cool fall evening of football.

Despite several small injuries, all the Raven players were able to remain in the game, fighting alongside their teammates as they have done all season. This team, now being referred to as one of the toughest in SBCS history, went the distance in every game, playing every down on both sides of the ball, and competing well with very limited rest. 

The Ravens finished the season at 3-4. The SBCS team brought a great deal of passion to their play, making them a fun team to watch throughout the season. Congratulations to the Raven football team on a great season! 


The SBCS football team travelled to Winchester to take on the JCN Chargers on Thursday night with major thunderstorms looming in the distance. The game began as planned, but JCN quickly took control of the scoring, jumping out to a 22-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Ravens collaborated for several big plays on defense to keep the JCN score from building even more. SBCS put together a couple of solid drives in the second quarter, but came up just short of the end zone twice. The Chargers scored two more times in the second quarter, taking a 36-0 lead into halftime. With the impending storms, halftime was shortened, but even before play could begin again, lightening was spotted and the game entered a rain delay. After a few minutes, the game was called due to the forecasted storms over the next few hours.

The loss drops the Ravens to 3-3 on the season. SBCS will be back in action for the season finale next week at Oskaloosa. Game time is at 5:30pm. Good luck to the Ravens! 


The SBCS Ravens defeated the McLouth Bulldogs on 8th Grade Night by a score of 32-14 to capture another NEK League win. The Ravens won their second straight game to move their season record to 3-2.

Before kickoff, ten 8th grade football players were honored. The 8th graders are: Andy Brox, Garrett Johnson, Joe Kerr, Grant Kocour, Lucas Martin, Brody Mispagel, Willie Noll, Jake Peltzer, Jackson Spencer, and Samuel Underwood. This core group of football players has helped the Ravens to a 9-3 record over the last two seasons.  

Touchdowns were scored by Grant Kocour, Brody Mispagel, Drew Caudle, and Jake Peltzer. SBCS also played stellar defense, with the Ravens picking off the Bulldogs three times. Drew Caudle recorded two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Brody Mispagel also grabbed an interception from McLouth. Andy Brox, Joe Kerr, and Willie Noll recorded key tackles for the Ravens.

The Ravens take on the JCN Chargers on the road next Thursday night, October 6, beginning at 5:30pm. The game will be played at JCN High School in Winchester. Good luck to the Ravens.  


The Ravens posted a 28-8 win over the visiting Valley Falls Dragons on Thursday night.  The win improves the SBCS season record to 2-2 in the NEK League. The tiny but tough Ravens continue to hold their own against team with much greater size and numbers.

SBCS will play at home again next Thursday night, September 29, at 6:30pm. The Ravens will play McLouth at the MH-MA football field, and will celebrate 8th grade night at the game. Good luck to the Ravens!