In football, all young men have a chance of success. In football, the more talented player is not always the best player. In football, with the correct attitude and work ethic, any young man can compete. In football, leaders are born and confidence is built. In football, attitudes can be adjusted and low self-esteem can be lifted. In football, all young men get a chance at success.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Upcoming Dates

Spring Practice Dates (All times are 4:00pm - 6:00pm - following weights):  Monday, April 20 - Tuesday, April 21, Wednesday, April 22 - Thursday, April 23 - Monday, April 27 - Wednesday, April 29 - Friday, May 1 - Monday, May 4 - Tuesday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 6 (Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 will be make-up dates)

Youth Camp (times are 5:00pm - 8:00pm):  Monday, June 8 - Tuesday, June 9 - Wednesday, June 10

Ryle 7 on 7 and Lineman Challenge:  Thursday, July 23 (3:00pm), Friday, July 24 (3:00pm) and Saturday, July 25 (All Day)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Attention: Ryle Football Parents

There will be a TD Club Meeting on Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30 in the Ryle Media Center.  Please plan on attending.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Hello Athletes, Families, and Coaches,

We wanted to get you all the information on this new year for athletes and coaches looking to get their players involved with offseason programs that can help them get recruited, help them compete, help them train or just get them that all star game that they belong in.

Recruiting Tips

Recruiting Tips

Explaining the process

Our Events

NUC Q & A with Coach Schuman

Recruiting Secrets

Barry's Tips part 1-Highlight Tapes and More

Barry's Recruiting Tips part 2-Camps and Combines and More

1. First we have the NUC Recruiting Event Showcases. We have changed some of the events to go with the trend with athletes looking to compete more in showcases. This year we have broken our recruiting event showcases into several categories. We have elite invite only events and We have showcases, 7v7 and combines that athletes looking to compete can attend.

Recruiting Camps
NUC Combines & 7v7/Lineman Camp- This event is broken down into two phases. 
Open to all positions and all athletes other than kicker and punter
Phase 1 is the combine, the athletes will get testing in 40, shuttle, vertical, and broad jump. This event is only $25 athletes can register This event is essential for athletes to put down a time in the combine that is legit and can be used to get to college coaches. Awards will be given at the end of the combine.

Phase 2 is the 1v1 showcase and 7v7 for skill players and the lineman camp and lineman 1v1s. This takes place after the combine is over and is where the athletes will do 1v1's against their counter parts, for example WR's will run routes against DB's. Lineman will do 1v1s against each other, which is always the most exciting part of the day. Then they will compete in 7v7 competition for the skill players and the lineman will do an instructional competitve lineman camp.  Awards will be given at the end of the camp. The camp is $60.00 and can be found at

These recruiting camps are essential for initial evaluation for the athletes and are used to give out future invites to NUC Five Star, NUC Ultimate 100 Camp, Top Prospect Camp and All Star Games.

Here is the typical Day
NUC Combines & 7v7 Events
8:00am - 11:00am  7th - 11th grade - Check in & Combine (40 yard dash, Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, Shuttle Run, Bench Press, Height, Weight, headshot and Reach)

8:00am - 10:00am Youth Combine & Showcase (current2nd-6th grade athletes on separate area)

11:00am - 1:00pm - 7th - 11th grade - 1v1's, 2v2's and Skill Evaluation (grouped by grade and position)
1:00pm - 6:00pm 7th - 11th grade - 7v7 Tournament & Linemen Challenge & Camp (individuals will be put on teams if they are not with a team)
6:30 pm - Awards & Interviews
This event is the best of all worlds, combine testing, football skills, and 7v7


NUC Premier Showcases
Open to all positions and all athletes other than kicker and punter
This camp is broken down into one camp and is focused purely on the competition aspect of football. The event will have an agility evaluation period where athletes will do drills to test their athletic ability. It will have a position period where the athlete will be evaluated and compete on position based drills for the their position. Then they will end the day with exciting 1v1s and 2v2s where they have multiple periods of competition where offensive players go against the defensive players. This is done for both skill and lineman and of course the quarterbacks are key in the evaluation from a throwing standpoint. This camp is $89.99 and can be registered at

The typical schedule is 
Premier Underclassmen Recruiting Showcase Event 
9:00am - Check in
10:00am - Height, Weight, Headshot and Reach & Warmup
10:30am - Agility Evaluation Period 
11:00am - Position Skills Evaluation Period
11:30am - 2 v 2 Skill Period / Lineman 1 v 1
12:00pm - 1v 1 Skill Period / Lineman 1 v 1
1pm - Awards and Interviews
This event is all football competition without pads, absolutely no testing, just skills and getting after it. 

Invite Only Showcases and Camps
These camps include invite only camps and are the next step for players that either qualified from a previous camp or are chose from certain criteria.

1. Ultimate 100 Camp
--These athletes are purely chosen from their perforamnce at the premier showcase, the Combine, or the 1v1's and 7v7 events. They can also be chosen from past all star events and five star. It takes place in June and you can fine our more info at This camp combines testing, skills, 1v1's and 7v7s
1.The easiest and most direct is to qualify from a NUC Combine or Showcase
2.Five Star performance
3.Past U100 or TP camp performances
4.Highlight Video or Nomination from Coach
5.NUC 7v7 Tournament Performance
6.Recruiting service nomination (rivals, 247, scout, maxpreps, varsity preps,
or local recruiting service like South Recruits)
7.Direct invite from Founder David Schuman or National Recruiting Analyst Barry
Every or his team or analysts.

2. NUC Five Star Showcase Camps
These athletes are chosen from past camp performances, all star events, and from video sent by coaches. These events take place in the spring and all athletes must nominate themselves or be chose at The five star series has produced D1 player after D1 players and is for the top current Juniors (rising seniors) and elite underclassmen. If you are invited you may register otherwise you must nominate yourself. This event is all football and absolutely no testing. Just skills drills and 1v1's and 2v2s in shorts and your performance shirt. Pure evaluation for pure football.

3. The Top Prospect Camp
This camp is a culmination of all the camps and you can be invited from the Ultimate 100 camp or five star. It is broken out into. You can read more at Top players in their position
Rising Stars- Players that have showed great potential
Future Stars- Youth Players on the rise
Tentative Schedule:
9am-Check In
10:30am-1230 pm Position Drills/Pictures/Agility & Football Skills Drills
12:30pm- 1:30pm-Lunch on own
1:30pm- 2:30pm 1 on 1/ 2 on 2 drills/Lineman Technique & Drills
3:00pm- 5pm- Group Passing Set Up/ Lineman 1 on 1 Set Up
5:30- Camp Awards and Speakers
All Star Events and Games
these are invite only events that have All Star Games for Top Players in their region that are seniors and youth and for underclassmen to have padded camps and unpadded showcases to show their skills.

The following all star games are available for 2015.

All South Game- in Florida to nominate February 13th-15th, 2015
Texas vs World Game- In Texas to nominate February 13th-15th, 2015
NY vs NJ Game- The best of NY and NJ collide March 13th-15th in Northern NJ
All Midwest Game- The best of the Midwest Collide March 13th-15th in Ohio
Georgia vs the Carolinas- in Atlanta in June- site coming soon
All New England Game- in Rhode Island in June-site coming soon

Make sure you seniors and youth players nominate for these right away as they fill up fast. Underclassmen nominate to get invited to the all star events. .

I hope this gives you a run down of many of the events the NUC runs and what is available to you. Our goal is to help you get recruited, get seen and enjoy the game of football!!

We are also launching a youth regional and national  tournament in Thanksgiving weekend of 2015 and will be launching pre-season extravaganzas for top teams in their region for HS. If you are interested in hosting youth events and have fields contact and if you would like your High School team involved in the top tier pre-season scrimmages which will have you competing and working with top teams and will bring revenue to your program contact Dave Schuman at with subject line -Top Team for Preseason.

We look forward to seeing you soon and you can also find out about the top players and more anytime and the latest videos at which is our youtube site!!


David Schuman
@nucfootball on twitter
@nucsports on instagram
@dschuman36 on snapchat
@David Schuman on Vine

From Coach Engler

Ryle Players, Family and Supporters,

Attached is a tentative calendar for January to May.  Keep in mind that some of these dates may change depending on weather, etc...  You will also find Spring Practice dates and times.  Please mark the dates, as we will also have our first TD Club meeting of the year on February 12 at 6pm (more information in the next couple weeks).

Also, if you are planning summer vacations, etc... the Dead Period dates are June 25 - July 9.

I have also attached placed some information on the bottom of this email if any player is interested in the NUC camps.  I would also like to remind players that NIKE has information up on their websites now concerning camps and combines.  I will relay more information on camps, etc... as they start opening up.

Players (especially seniors to be) are reminded that we will draft for RRC competition teams on Tuesday.

I have also attached a game schedule for the 2015 school year.  The freshmen schedule will not be completed until February.  Plus, I am still looking to pick up one more JV game.

Thanks and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Updated Calendars

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January Calendar

From Coach Engler:

Ryle Football Family,

I hope that everyone has enjoyed a wonderful Holiday break and a Happy New Year!  The start of the new year also means the start of the 2015 Ryle football season.  The success we will have on the gridiron is in direct correlation to the hard work we will do beginning on Monday

I have attached a calendar for the month of January. In January, we will be lifting 3 days a week with an optional (weather permitting) day that we can get extra work outside.  I will discuss these days a little more on Monday.  To begin January, we are going with a 3 day lifting schedule so that we can get every level of our program involved.  However, the calendar is subject to change depending numbers, etc...

As we begin Phase One of the 2015 football season, remember "WIN The DAY! 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dixie Heights rolls past Ryle, will meet Simon Kenton

By Rick Broering, Enquirer contributor1:47 a.m. EST November 15, 2014

Ryle coach Mike Engler described Dixie senior quarterback Drew Moore as, "one of the best he's seen in a long time," heading into Friday night's KHSAA 6A second round playoff game that pitted his third-seeded Raiders against the top-seeded Colonels of Dixie Heights.
Moore lived up to that pre-game praise as he rushed for a career-high 256 yards and four touchdowns on just 11 carries while mostly utilizing the read-option keeper to lift his Colonels to a 46-14 win over Engler's Raiders. Dixie will host Simon Kenton next week in the third round of the playoffs, after the Pioneers beat Lafayette 35-21 Friday night.
Ryle got on the scoreboard at the end of the first half when senior quarterback Ryan Rytlewski hit sophomore Bryce Ashley with a long pass up the left sideline, and then Ashley tight-roped his way to the endzone for a 59-yard touchdown to make it 20-7 at halftime.
On Dixie's first offensive play of the second half, senior Luke Zajac took off on an 88-yard touchdown run straight up the middle. After the Colonels' defense forced a three-and-out, Moore took the second play of the Colonels' next possession 82 yards on another read-option keeper to make the score 33-7 with 5:52 left in the third.
Moore lobbed a 31-yard jump ball into the endzone for one of his three completions on the night when senior Gunther Faeth wrestled it away from a Ryle defender for a touchdown to make it 40-7 to end the third quarter.
After a long run by Ryle senior Ryan Woolf moved the Raiders into Dixie territory to start the fourth quarter, Dixie senior Ethan Harrison picked off a pass at the Colonels' 22 to end any hopes of a fourth quarter Raiders' comeback.
Ryle eventually scored with 7:00 left on a 1-yard run by Woolf, after a long connection between Rytlewski and Ashley moved the Raiders into the redzone. They recovered the ensuing onside kick, but Jack Lohri dropped Rytlewski for a 7-yard loss on first down for his # sack of the game and the Raiders eventually turned the ball over on downs.
Both teams exchanged late fourth quarter touchdowns as Dixie sophomore Cameron Barrett scored on a 58-yard touchdown run with 4:07 left, and Rytlewski added a 1-yard touchdown for Ryle with 1:23 left to make the final score 46-21.
In addition to Moore's gaudy numbers, Zajac added 139 yards on 10 carries and Barrett added 73 on nine as the Colonels outgained Ryle 523-254 in total yards.
"You can't just prepare for Drew," Brossart said. "You have to prepare for our entire package, and that's what makes our offense so special right now.
Dixie's defense held junior standout running back Colin England to 51 yards on 18 carries. Rytlewski finished the game 4-of-13 passing for 128 yards. The Colonels rung up eight sacks, led by junior Jack Lohre, who finished with four.
Ryle 0 7 0 14 -- 21
Dixie 13 7 20 6 -- 46
D – Moore 72 run (Kick failed)
D – Moore 15 run (Schulte kick)
D – Moore 65 run (Schulte kick)
R – Ashley 59 pass from Rytlewski (Boulden kick)
D – Zajac 88 run (Schulte kick)
D – Moore 82 run (Kick failed)
D – Faeth 31 pass from Moore (Schulte kick)
R – Woolf 1 run (Boulden kick)
D – Barrett 58 run (Kick failed)
R – Rytlewski 1 run (Boulden kick)
Records: Dixie 11-1, Ryle 5-7

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Small School Stud of the Week: Conner Hempel, QB, Harvard, Sr.

This Week: 25-of-31 passing for 382 yards, three touchdowns; 12 rushing attempts for 52 yards, two touchdowns
Opponent: Princeton
Conner Hempel accounted for five total touchdowns and more than 400 total yards, as Harvard dismantled Princeton, 49-7, in an Ivy League matchup on Saturday.
Efficient through the air while also able to make some plays with his legs, the 6’3”, 210-pound quarterback put skills on display Saturday that could earn him an NFL opportunity, according to Emory Hunt of
Hempel displayed excellent pocket presence throughout the course of the game; he stayed calm in the face of pressure, making subtle moves within the pocket to find room and consistently kept the offense on pace in the passing game...What was most impressive was his complete understanding of the passing game.
Hempel has missed some time this season with a back injury, but it certainly seems as though he is healthy now.
He remains a long shot to be drafted, but could have a chance to follow in Ryan Fitzpatrick’s footsteps, and make it from Harvard to playing NFL quarterback, if he can keep up his high level of play the rest of the year.

Current Draft Projection: Round 7 or undrafted free-agent signing

Round 2 of the play offs start tomorrow night at 7:00 at Dixie

Get ready for Round 2....Ryle vs. Dixie.  If you can not make it, watch it LIVE on iHigh @

First-year coach enjoys Ryle run

By Rick Broering, Enquirer contributor

Ryle coach Mike Engler's first year in Union has "been a blast."
The rookie head coach watched his Raiders, who won just five games combined the last two seasons, go from a 1-5 start to a current 6-5 record that includes wins over district opponents Boone County and Campbell County, plus a first-round upset playoff win over George Rogers Clark, 28-14.
"The excitement, not only with the team but the excitement around the school and the fact that they all believe in themselves and believe that they can win, it's been a lot of fun," Engler said. "Once they started believing, it just became fun for them. They enjoy going to practice, they enjoy being together as a team and they're just having a lot of fun."
If the Raiders want the fun to continue past this week, they'll have to take down the only team in the area that might be hotter than them at the moment, the Dixie Colonels.
The two teams will kick off Friday night at 7 p.m. at Dixie in the second round of the KHSAA 6A state playoffs.
The Colonels quickly turned their season around after a season-opening 41-7 loss to CovCath.
Since then, they've won 10 straight games, including a 35-24 win over Ryle in week nine to clinch the district's top seed.
The Raiders found success moving the football that game and were able score points, but shutting down Dixie's offense, particularly dual-threat quarterback Drew Moore, proved difficult.
"Drew Moore is one of the best I've seen in a long time," Engler said. "We were actually able to contain him running the ball a few times the first time we played them, but he has an arm that's unbelievable and he threw the ball really well against us. We went in the game to stop the run last time and he exposed the fact that he can throw the football."
While Moore and his big offensive line have established themselves as the top rushing offense in the area, Ryle's offense with the combo of Colin England and Mitchell Bateman in the backfield is right behind them. England has had a breakout year and became the focal point of the Raiders' offense as the season went on, rushing for 1,082 yards and nine touchdowns. Batemen (428 yards, 7 touchdowns) has gotten less than half the carries of England, but has the talent to be a featured back as well. He showed that last week when he rushed 17 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a first-round playoff win.
"Mitchell kind of gets overlooked a little bit," Engler said. "Mitchell has had a great season, too, but because he's playing with Colin and Colin's had such a good season people tend to overlook Mitchell in the process."
The emergence of those two talented runners coincided with the improvement and growth of the Raiders' offensive line. The group – which includes center Jordan Collette, the versatile Logan Ross, left guard Tristan Hall, left tackle Tucker Teepen, right guard Jacob House and right tackle Chase Ross – has developed into a confident and physical unit that can dominate a game.
"Logan (Ross) is the big guy on the line. He makes the calls," Engler said. "He's a Division I talent that is getting looked at by several schools, including Southern Illinois. He's been great, and he's learned every position on the offensive line, which has been a luxury because we've been able to move him around when we have injuries and we can just rotate those guys."
The growth shown, chemistry developed and confidence gained by the offensive line is really a microcosm of the Raiders' entire team this year. And that's also what's made the season so enjoyable for their head coach, regardless of what happens on Friday night.
"It's been a blast. I don't think I've had this much fun coaching a team in quite some time," Engler said. "The biggest thing for me is seeing these young men grow and mature, and to go from putting their heads down when something bad happens to all of a sudden getting excited about everything that goes on. To me, that's just as rewarding as winning a football game. The way that these kids have overcome and grown up over the season has been remarkable."

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ryle #3 seed in the playoffs

Ryle Raiders will be traveling to George Rogers Clark for the first round of the playoffs.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rise Up Raider nation let's vote again...Colin England has been nominated

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For those that do not know, Junior Football player Collin England has been nominated for player of the week for the second time this season. After a slow start yesterday, the RaiderNation has catapulted Collin in to first place but will need your continued votes and supports through 9:00am on Friday. The rules allow you to vote once per hour per IP address and takes no longer than 30 seconds to vote from a smart phone. This nomination comes the week after our Ryle Football team was nominated and won the Gold Star Chili Team of the week.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ryle-Dixie matchup suddenly has meaning

By Rick Broering, Enquirer contributor7:55 p.m. EDT October 20, 2014
Before the season, the week nine matchup between Ryle and Dixie Heights probably wasn't a game that many coaches, players or fans had circled on their calendars, but when the Raiders host the Colonels at Borland Stadium in Union Friday night all of Northern Kentucky will be paying attention.
Dixie thrust itself into the driver's seat of Northern Kentucky's 6A District 6 race by knocking off the last two district champs – Campbell County and Simon Kenton – consecutively.
Ryle opened district play with a loss to Simon Kenton but has pulled out district wins over Boone County and Campbell County with a big non-district win over CovCath sandwiched in between over the last three weeks. The Raiders can force a three-way tie between themselves, Dixie and Simon Kenton if they pull off the upset Friday night over the Colonels, making each team 3-1 in the district standings.
Boone County and Campbell County both sit at 0-3 in the district.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association breaks a three-way tie by selecting any four of each team's defeated opponents, except for the teams involved in the tie, and awards one point for each game won by those selected opponents. The point totals decide the district seeding.
Dixie and Ryle are two programs in different stages, but there are a lot of similarities between them that could make for an interesting game.
The Colonels have been steadily progressing since head coach Dave Brossart took over. They have multiple three-year contributors on their roster that have been through the rebuilding process. As a team they experienced playing close and competitive with the district's top teams – Campbell County and Simon Kenton – last year, only to come up short and ultimately settle for the district's three seed. They're a hungry group that believes in their coaching staff as well as themselves.
The Raiders are the Cinderella story of the season in Northern Kentucky. They're still in the rebuilding process under first-year head coach Mike Engler, but they've made some adjustments and gained confidence by winning four of their last six, including their last three. Now they have the opportunity to play spoiler for Dixie's team of destiny.
Both teams have found success utilizing their potent rushing attacks, but also have big-play threats that can hit the home run so they don't constantly have to put together drives.
Ryle junior Colin England has been a workhorse during the Raiders' recent success, and passed the 1,000-yard mark on the season last week with over 200 yards in the overtime win against Campbell County.
Senior quarterback Ryan Rytlewski has thrown for 753 yards and six touchdowns on the year. His favorite target is classmate Grant Arnwine – a big, physical receiver that averages 23.5 yards per catch with 423 yards and six touchdowns on the season.
Dixie's offense is especially difficult to stop this year because the Colonels have multiple weapons that a defense has to worry about, but none are more threatening than senior quarterback Drew Moore, who is most lethal when he keeps it and makes plays with his legs. A master of the read option, Moore has piled up 968 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on the year.
The biggest difference may come on the defensive side of the ball for both teams as the Colonels have only allowed an average of 77.3 rushing yards per game while the Raiders have given up 127.3.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ryle 24, Campbell County 17, OT

Ryle 24, Campbell County 17, OT
By Brady Laber | Multimedia Journalist
ALEXANDRIA, Ky. – Ryle scored in the third play of overtime en route to a 21-14 win over Campbell County on Friday.
The Raiders dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and as a result earned them a road victory.
The win was the third straight for the Raiders (4-5, 2-1), while the Camels (4-4, 0-3) dropped its third consecutive decision, all of which in district competition.
The two teams battled to a 14-14 tie at the end of regulation. Campbell County won the coin flip and decided to play defense first, but the Raiders' Ryan Woolf rumbled to pay dirt from nine yards out.
The extra point kicked by Grant Beagle gave Ryle a seven-point advantage.
On Campbell County's possession, quarterback Carson Plessinger’s pass in the end zone on 4th and 11 fell incomplete to give Ryle the win.
The Raiders scored first at the 4:01 mark of the first half when running back Colin England used strength and speed to find the end zone from 30 yards out. England, who eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season on this windy night, used two stiff arms to avoid would-be Camel tacklers.
Unfortunately for Ryle, the two-point conversion failed, keeping the score 6-0.
Campbell County took what turned out to be its only lead of the game in the second quarter. Plessinger powered his way into the end zone off the left side for a one-yard score. Trey Schierenbeck’s extra point gave the Camels a 7-6 advantage.
England scored his second rushing touchdown with just over two minutes left before halftime. Quarterback Ryan Rytlewski’s pass to Eric Wright for the two-point conversation gave the Raiders a 14-7 lead going into the intermission.
Both teams held each other scoreless in the third quarter but Campbell County scored on the first play of the fourth quarter. Plessinger threw a 30-yard pass over the middle that Gabe Kremer caught in the end zone to tie the score at 14.
Ryle struggled to hang on to the ball in the second half by committing three turnovers. Jacob Ginter and Dylan Rich each recovered fumbles and Eli Matthews intercepted Rytlewski, but Campbell County failed to take advantage.
The Raiders play their final regular season game next Friday, hosting Dixie Heights. A Ryle victory would cause a three-way tie between the Raiders, Dixie Heights and Simon Kenton at the top of the district standings.
Campbell County will try to get its first district win at home next week against the Boone County who is also winless in district play. - See more at:…

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ryle Nominated for Gold Star Chili Team of the Week

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Each week this season will be nominating teams for our Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, highlighting schools that earned hard-fought victories.

Visitors to our website will be able to vote once per hour, per IP address from the time the nominations are released through 9:00 AM Friday morning for the team of their choice. Winners will be announced weekly on Friday morning.

Teams are only eligible to win once during the season and will not be nominated again after winning the award the first time. All winning teams will be recognized by Gold Star Chili, a proud sponsor of high school football and supporter of the community.

Ryle (3-5) - After starting the season 1-5, the Raiders have put together a pair of back-to-back victories. The latest was an impressive 21-14 upset of CovCath.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ryan Rytleswki has been nominated for the Mercy Ortho/WCPO 9 On Your Side Player of the Week.

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Ryan Rytleswki has been nominated for the Mercy Ortho/WCPO 9 On Your Side Player of the Week.

The voting opens no later than afternoon each week and ends each morning at Voting is limited to one vote per hour, per IP address. Networks that share a single IP may experience problems in repeating voting, so please be aware of that while casting your vote. 

Ryan Rytlewski, Ryle – Threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the first half of the Raiders win over Boone County. -