2022 Root Raiders Football Schedule
The Racine Raiders Football team has officially announced its schedule for the 2022 season. The Racine Raiders are a 501c(3) non-profit volunteer organization. They were founded in 1953 and are the oldest amateur or semi-professional adult soccer team in the United States. The Racine Raiders will begin their season at Historic Horlick Athletic Field at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. All Racine Raiders home games will be played at Historic Horlick Athletic Field in Racine, Wis., with kickoff at 7 p.m.
They will play a schedule of 14 matches in 2022. Among these matches, 9 of them will be played on their ground. The Raiders’ schedule includes home and away series with each of the MidStates Football League (MSFL) teams. This year’s lineup will include three games against teams that played national bowl games in 2021.
The Racine Raiders will host two Michigan-based teams, one Minnesota-based team and four Illinois-based teams.
|Dated||At home or away||Opponent|
|May 14||House||Michigan Alligators|
|May 21||House||Pioneers of St. Paul|
|May 28||House||Wisconsin raptors|
|June 4||A way||Illinois Cowboys|
|June 11||House||Wisconsin hitmen|
|June 18||House||Intermediate Marauders|
|June 25||House||Chicago Birdgang|
|July 2nd||House||Grand Rapids Seminoles|
|July 9th||A way||Leiden Lions|
|July 16||House||Illinois Cowboys|
|July 23||A way||Intermediate Marauders|
|July 30||A way||Chicago Birdgang|
|August 6||A way||Wisconsin hitmen|
|August 13||House||Leiden Lions|
The season opens with a three-game homestand. The first game on May 14 is against a national bowl winner, the Detroit-area Michigan Gators. After that game, they will host perennial national powerhouse St. Paul Pioneers on May 21. The two teams have not faced each other since 2008. This will renew an old rivalry. Finally, the Racine Raiders will host the Wisconsin Raptors on May 28 to close out the first set of home games.
After a league game on the road, the Raiders return home for four straight home games beginning June 11 with the Wisconsin Hitmen. From there, they will host MSFL regular season champions and national bowl winners, the Midway Marauders, on June 18. Then, on June 25, the Racine Raiders will face the Chicago Birdgang. This team is a combination of two MSFL teams, the Chi City Ducks and the Chicago Cardinals. For their annual Armed Forces Night on July 2, the Raiders will host the Grand Rapids Seminoles.
The final two home games of the season are July 16 against the Illinois Cowboys. They will close the season on August 13 against the Leiden Lions. This will be the alumni night game where the players, coaches and staff of the team’s 69-year history will be recognized at a ceremony on the pitch at halftime.
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