Raiders News · Lacrosse Wins State Championship

The boys lacrosse team finished a historic 2019 season with a thrilling 8-7 sudden-death overtime win over defending champion Lambert High School in the state championship game at Kennesaw State University. The Raiders held a 7-4 lead with under six minutes to play, but the Longhorns scored three unanswered goals, including two in the final minute of regulation, to force overtime. However, the Longhorns’ comeback only set the stage for a dramatic finish for the Raiders. Senior Ben Brennan won the face off to open the overtime period, sophomore James Gurr scooped it off the ground and passed ahead to junior Tate Harran, and Harran finished his game-ending shot only 18 seconds into overtime. Brennan was outstanding on face offs throughout the game, Nick Floyd was lights out in goal, and Harran, Gurr, and Taylor Aston netted 2 goals apiece, and Nate Hardy and Maxson Santivanez added one apiece. The Raiders finished their championship season with a 21-2 record, a #1 state ranking, and a #3 ranking in the Southeast. (Click here to view the regional rankings.) Congrats, Raider LAX!

Click here to read more about the Raider state championship victory in the Marietta Daily Journal and here to read more in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.