The Red Knights were able to get back in the win column on Friday night when they played host to Twin Valley.
Under center for Reading was Micah Paschall, who earned his first start of the year following 3 relief appearances. Paschall proved to be pretty efficient on Friday, completing 11 of his 20 pass attempts for 216 yards and 2 touchdowns, while only throwing one interception.
The Red Knights, who trailed the Raiders 10-6 at halftime, used a 77 yard touchdown catch and run from Paschall to standout WR Dontae Owens to gain momentum early in the 2nd half.
The Raiders answered in the fourth quarter with a 33 yard touchdown run by David Abbudusky to take a 17-12 lead.
However, the Red Knights would answer right back when Paschall found Julious Young-Trapp for a 15 yard touchdown. After a 2 point conversion, Reading led 20-17.
The Raiders marched the ball downfield and even had a chance to tie late in the 4th quarter, before a red zone fumble halted the final drive for Twin Valley. Recovering the fumble for the Red Knights was Sterling Young-Trapp, which sealed the 20-17 victory for the home team.
Dan Techman, who was nominated as a Big 33 Impact Player of the Week, carried the ball for a season high 93 yards and a touchdown on 9 carries for the Raiders. Dan Ziegler also added 83 yards on the ground. The Raiders had their best offensive and defensive game of the season as they gained 329 yards and recorded 3 takeaways.
Next week, Twin Valley (0-2, 0-5) will travel to Daniel Boone (0-2, 1-4), while Reading (1-1, 2-3) will take on Exeter (1-1, 4-1).