December 2, 2018

Every season comes to an end eventually. You can only hope that the season is a good one and the conclusion is a happy one. For Portland there were many things to be happy for except the final score last Saturday. Portland’s hopes for a 2nd Division 5 State Championshi...

November 19, 2018

The Raiders extended their record to 2-0 on John Dukes Field in Howell on Saturday. It was six years ago to the day that Portland first played a semi-final game on that field. Portland won that game six years ago and they won this one to advance to Ford Field in Detroi...

November 12, 2018

The Portland Raiders will move on to the Semi-Finals after soundly beating Frankenmuth Saturday, 40-6. The Raider Seniors played their final Portland home game of their careers and did not disappoint. 

Both defenses would hold the early upper hand as the game start...

November 4, 2018

Friday Night’s Division 5 District Championship was the definition of a tale of two halves when Portland held on to beat Lansing Catholic 17-13.

The Cougars would start off the game with the ball but would have little success as the Raider Defense held strong forcing th...

October 29, 2018

“The Autumn Wind is a Raider,

Pillaging just for fun.

He'll knock you 'round and upside down,

And laugh when he's conquered and won.”

(from Steve Sabol’s poem The Autumn Wind)

    

On Friday, the autumn wind rolled in, and the Raiders rolled on to a 33-19 win over...

October 21, 2018

If you were looking for a slug fest between two playoff teams, you walked away happy Friday as Portland topped Montague in an exciting 27-20 game.

The Wildcats’ Offense would start the game off with the ball but, the Raider Defense would only allow 1 yard before forcing...

October 13, 2018

“A positive mental attitude is an irresistible force that knows no such thing as an immovable body.” - Napoleon Hill

Friday night, Portland was the irresistible force and the immovable object. The Raiders forced their will upon the Irish finishing with a 27-0 win.


The...

October 7, 2018

"Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it."
Lou Holtz

On a gloomy drizzly night in Ionia, Portland would have to fight through adversity to claim its 4th straight CAAC White title. Football is a game that you can’t play if you...

October 1, 2018

On a cool wet night, the Raiders traveled to Eaton Rapids looking to lock up at least a share of the CAAC White. Much like the weather, the Greyhounds started out by not cooperating.


The Greyhounds lined up to kick off to the Raiders but the Greyhounds caught the Raide...

September 24, 2018

On a night where the weather finally felt like football weather, control of the CAAC White was being played by two top five teams in the state in Division 5. It was Homecoming Night and Champions Night. Last year’s Seniors came to celebrate their CAAC White Championshi...

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