Leading by two scores at the half, Reed scored on three consecutive drives to put the game away.
“The offensive and defensive coaches did a great job with halftime adjustments and the kids did a good job of making those adjustments,” coach Ernie Howren said.
Reed improved to 2-0 with the win.
Christopher Denn and the Raider passing attack highlighted the first half as Denn finished with 349 yards and four touchdowns. Trae Wells was his favorite target Friday night as Wells grabbed six passes for 140 yards and three scores.
“You watch the film and you see he (Wells) does a great job of running routes and getting open,” Howren said.
Despite the success through the air, Howren knows his team cannot become one-dimensional.
“We can’t just be a passing team,” Howren said.
So to the ground the Raiders went in the second half, and it worked, pulling away from Douglas late.
Running back Jordan DeLeon was held to 43 yards on 11 carries but his two third-quarter touchdowns provided the difference.
Left with a 6-0 lead after a long Wells score and a missed point after try in the first quarter, the Reed defense allowed Douglas to march the length of the field in 16 plays to grab a 7-6 lead. It was Douglas’ lone lead of the game.
Reed scored two plays later on another long Wells touchdown and did not look back.
The Raiders host Bishop Manogue Friday.