Schneider in record form
The Portland Raiders received a record performance from quarterback Russell Schneider while destroying the Clark County Vipers, 87-7, Saturday at Pioneer Stadium.
Schneider, a 2001 graduate of Oregon City High School, threw for a Northwest semi-pro record 10 touchdown passes to surpass the previous record of nine accomplished twice in history.
Schneiders previous game-high was eight, which he accomplished twice in 2012 while playing with the Portland Monarchs, and once this season against the Grays Harbor Bearcats.
On Saturday Schneider completed 20 of 27 passes for 429 yards, with no interceptions.
His top target was wide receiver Isaiah Smith who caught eight passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns.
Wide receiver Nick Bodeman caught six passes for 112 yards and four touchdowns, including the record-breaker from one-yard out in the fourth quarter.
Also helping Schneider get the record were wide receivers David Austin (12-yard TD) and Levi Mazwell (19-yard TD), and running back Duane Prewitt II, who delivered the top play of the game with an electric 77-yard touchdown reception on a screen pass in the second quarter.
The Raiders defense forced 10 turnovers. Included were a 30-yard fumble return for a touchdown by cornerback Randy Fesser and a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown by safety Justin Saldano. Fesser also had two interceptions and a pass breakup on the night.
Schneider holds the Northwest all-time record for passing yards in a season (4,119) and passing touchdowns in a season (59).
The Raiders (9-1, 7-1 PFL) will be off for two weeks before hosting the first-round of the PFL playoffs on July 12 at Pioneer Stadium.