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Stepping Down

Greg Davis Special to the Daily CitizenRiverview announced that head football coach Mike McCain was stepping down from his coaching duties for the remainder of the season due to "health issues." The Raiders are off this week and will resume action Sept. 21 against CAC.

By Bruce Guthrie sports@thedailycitizen.com

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Riverview School District announced that head football coach Mike McCain will stepping away from his duties for "health issues."

"The Riverview School District supports this decision and supports him, his family and his improved health at this time," Superintendent David Rutledge said in the release.

Assistant coach Larry Davison will take over as head coach of the Raiders for the remainder of the season.

Rutledge stated via text message that McCain stepping down was not a resignation from the district.

"Coach McCain is not resigning at this time," Rutledge said. "At this time, he's taking some leave time."

McCain stepped away for one game last season due to health issues as well. It has not been confirmed that the current health issues are related to last year's one-game absence.

The Raiders are 1-2 on the season and are in the throws of a two-game skid after winning their opener against Brookland and dropping two games to DeWitt and Highland.

Riverview is off this week and will host CAC in their conference opener as well as homecoming game.

McCain is stepping away from his sixth season as Riverview head coach.

The Raiders' 10th season in 2017 was their best in school history. Riverview finished 7-4 and went to the playoffs for the first time.