The Bowie Bulldogs & Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders, a historic state of Maryland high school football rivalry since 1976 will play against each other again on October 7th, 2022. The Bowie Bulldogs have beaten the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders since the Fall of the 2019-2020 season. This came after losing to the Raiders in the 2018-2019 season but came back in 2019 to play the Raiders twice and were able beat them each time. Will the Bowie Bulldogs be able to keep their winning streak, or will the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders be able to recover this year?
In this daytime Saturday game in Maryland, the Raiders got the game started with a TD within 5 minutes of the coin toss. Bowie answered with 6 points of their own and after both teams missed their extra points the score was tied up 6-6 with just over 6 minutes left in the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, Bowie looked to take the lead and scored again with a missed PAT pulling ahead 12-6. With just under 12 minutes left in the 1st half, Roosevelt got a touchdown and the two-point conversion taking back the lead 14-12. The game went into halftime with the Raiders on top 20-12. With at the end of the third quarter, and continuing into the 4th quarter, #2 for Eleanor Roosevelt scored two impressive touchdowns securing a comfortable lead for the Raiders, 35-12. The Bowie Bulldogs put another 6 on the board but missed the extra 2 points after an interception by Roosevelt, and the score is 35-18 with 8:58 left in the game. After a QB sneak with just over a minute left in the game, the Bulldogs make it 35-24. The Raiders held their lead, shutting down the Bulldogs’ winning streak and earning this Rivalry victory with a final score of 35-24.