The Waynesville JROTC Raiders placed second in their season opener at the Golden Valley Raider Meet. After graduating seven seniors last season, the young JROTC Raider Black Team traveled to Clinton, Mo., for this year's season opener. The Black Team placed top three in all five events (the PT test, 10k ruck march, Raider Challenge Course, Obstacle Course and 1-rope bridge) winning the one-rope bridge. National powerhouse Des Moines Iowa Red Bulls defeated the Waynesville Black Team by two points in a closely contested back-and-forth, day-long battle.
The Raider Black Team consisted of Gabe Niccum, Steven Crabtree, Josh Chapman, Isaac Echelberry, Cody Solomon, Josh Rath, DeShawn McCummings, George Cottrell and Hunter Ball. The Raiders travel to Iowa for their next Raider meet Sept. 28-29.