The Union Raiders Football & Cheer program has a rich history with a greatly successful story to tell, from administrators to players to coaches to specific teams. The Union Raiders Original 33 Hall of Fame is dedicated to telling that story through those who have been and will be inducted to the Hall of Fame over the program's future years. The name itself, "Original 33" is dedicated to the first group of players who made up the program's first year of existence. To date, the number 33 is the only number in the Union Raiders program that has been retired, in their honor, and this Hall of Fame continues to recognize those pioneers who began it all!
The first inductee to the Union Raiders Original Hall of Fame is Rick Scherr. The original President and one of the founding fathers of the Union Raiders Organization. Rick coached for several years in the program and served as President for the first four years. Union Raiders Football & Cheer would literally not exist without his efforts
Our 3rd inductee to the Union Raiders Original 33 Hall of Fame is a team! The 2014 7th grade team/ 2015 8th grade team.
A dominant team for this two-year span. This group of Raiders were the first to go t the Middle School State Championship game in their 7th grade season and then returned to the State Semi-Finals in their 8th grade season. 12-2 in 2014 and 12-2 in 2015, this group of Raiders were the pioneers for the Union Raiders success at the state level in middle school!
The 5th inductee to the inaugural class of the Union Raiders Original 33 Hall of Fame is Bryce Ashley!
Bryce played for the Union Raiders his 7th & 8th grade years, as part of the original 33. Bryce hauled in an impressive 17 touchdowns in each of his Union Raider seasons. Bryce went on to play for the Ryle Raiders where he holds the records for career receiving yards (1,770), career receptions (115), receptions in a season, yards in a season, and touchdowns in a season. Bryce was recruited by 3 Ivy League Schools following his high school career!
Rounding out our inaugural class of The Union Raiders Original 33 Hall of Fame is Tanner Morgan!
Tanner started with the Union Raiders in 7th Grade, as part of the original group of 33. Tanner was part of the first two URF teams to play in the state playoffs. Tanner went on to play at Ryle High School, where the Raider QB holds the school record for passing yards at 10,411 (ranking 8th all-time KHSAA), is 9th all-time in KHSAA history for career completions and 11th all-time in KHSAA history in TD passes.
Tanner progressed to play QB for the Minnesota Golden Gophers where he set 11 school records in 2019, including season passing yards (3,253), season TD passes (30) and season completion percentage (66%). In the 38-31 win over Purdue, Tanner set the record for highest completion percentage in a game in Big Ten history (21 of 22 for 95.45%).
Our second inductee to the unaugural class of the Union Raiders Original 33 Hall of Fame is Hollie Rabe!
Hollie was the original Cheer Director of the Union Raiders Football and Cheer Organization, beginning the cheer program that continues to this day. Hollie won the Cheer Director of the Year award for the NKYFL in 2017. Hollie also served on the board for the Union Raiders Organization as Treasurer for 5 years in her time with the program!
Our 4th inductee to the Union Raiders Original 33 Hall of Fame is Chase Ross!
One of the original 33 for the Union Raiders, Chase played for the URF his 7th & 8th grade seasons. Chase was a dominant lineman throughout his career. In his senior year as a Ryle Raider, Chase was selected as All Northern Kentucky in his position as he helped Ryle to a 12-1 record and district championship. Chase was recruited and went on to play for Eastern Kentucky Colonels in college.
Our 6th inductee of the inaugural class of the Union Raiders Original 33 Hall of Fame is Jake Chisholm!
Jake played for the Union Raiders from 6th grade through 8th grade. An unforgettabl, impactful running back who scored at will in his URF career, Jake went on to play for the Ryle Raiders where he broke the single game rushing record in his senior year against Simon Kenton, rushing for 449 yards (ranking as the 7th most rushing yards in a single game in KHSAA history). In his senior season, Jake First Team All-State and Fitst Team All-Northern Kentucky. Jake holds several other Ryle HS recordsincluding single season rushing yards (2,315), career rushing yards (4,763), single game rushing touchdowns (6), single season rushing touchdowns (33), and career rushing touchdowns (64). Jake went on to play for the Dayton Flyers where he continues his career in carrying the ball. In 2019, he led FCS football in all-purpose yardage (204.3 yards/game), was the First Team All-PFL after finishing second in rushing, and led PFL rushers in yards per carry (7.4/carry).
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