Future Collegiates Thrive for Moreton Bay Raptors Gridiron Club

The Moreton Bay Raptors gridiron club is bursting with exceptional young talents primed for college football careers. Several key players have put up impressive stats in the first part of the season.



Dominant running threats

Running back Lennox Samoa is a force for the Raptors offence. He has averaged over 100 rushing yards per game. Samoa has also contributed defensively at end with multiple sacks.

Joining Samoa in the backfield is the hard-charging Lychen Newick-Matthews. Lining up at running back or linebacker, Newick-Matthews has already topped 100 rushing yards in multiple games.

Standout quarterback

Quarterback and tight end Viliami Taufa directs the Raptors offence with poise beyond his years. Despite intense pressure, he maintains an excellent completion percentage. Taufa has also thrown for double digit touchdowns, consistently finding his targets downfield.

Playmakers on defence

Anchoring the Raptors secondary is safety Preston Harris. Already with several interceptions and over 100 return yards, Harris makes game-changing plays. Cornerback Takala Utura has been just as impactful, also recording multiple interceptions to confound opposing quarterbacks.

At linebacker, Hunter Harris-Whan sets the tone with his tireless effort and technique. Defensive end Tupou Liku generates constant pressure with multiple sacks and tackles for loss.



Unsung heroes in the trenches

Center Joseph Fairhall and guard Denzael Toki-Mautairi provide pivotal blocking and protection to enable the Raptors rushing attack and passing game. Their perfect snaps and communication with Taufa allow the offence to operate smoothly.

Several promising rookies like AJ Maka and Darrius Vailua also contribute on the lines for a well-rounded squad. With this wealth of talent producing results, the future is bright for Moreton Bay Raptors football.

Published 20-January-2024