- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:32
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The King George Foxes, shrugging off last week's only loss of the season to Louisa, pounded the I.C. Norcom Greyhounds Friday at home 60 to 6.
Senior running back Jorday Aley had 62 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.
Junior quarterback Deon Williams also came up big in the Foxes fourth win of the year passing for 127 yards and four touchdowns. Williams hit two scoring passes to senior wide receiver Isaiah White as well as tossing scores to sophomore running back Cannon Zylonis and senior tight end Hunter Dobson.
"We had some people out after the Louisa game," said King George Coach Jeff Smith. "So other people had to step up and they did. This was a huge team win for us."
Other scoring in the game came on the ground from tough running sophomore back Cameron Schuab who scored on runs of 1 yard and 8 yards, and junior running back Jermaine Davis, who scored on a 32-yard run.
King George gets a bye this week before visiting Spotsylvania on Oct. 7.
"We need the time to get healthy," Smith said. "But this was homecoming and a great win. King George football is back."
- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:23
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The Colonial Beach Drifters used a stout defense and a powerful offense Friday night to down visiting Chincoteague 28 to 0. Thanks to a defense that held their Eastern Shore opponents scoreless with 85 yards rushing and 35 yards passing, Colonial Beach got the win despite having three Drifter touchdowns called back.
“We need to eliminate penalties,” said Colonial Beach Coach Jeremy Jack. “Once we clean up that aspect of our game, we will begin reaching our fullest potential.”
Senior running back Lamar Lucas ran for two touchdowns and senior quarterback Alonzo Turner threw for two scores, 32 yards to senior Wyatt Feltner and 51 yards to freshman Tejahn Whiting. The Drifters piled up 372 total yards, including 250 on the ground.
Because they are a small squad in numbers, Colonial Beach players play on both sides of the ball, so many of the offensive players were also responsible for a stifling defensive effort. Turner had a defensive interception from his cornerback spot and senior fullback Austin had a fumble recovery while playing outside linebacker.
Colonial Beach now has a record of 2-2, with games away at Charles City on Friday and at home against Rappahannock on Oct. 7 before playing always powerful Essex in Tappahannock on Oct. 14.
“The players gave a great effort and earned a solid win,” said Jack. “As we continue to improve and eliminate mental mistakes and penalties, we could become very dangerous.”
- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:22
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Despite a 196-yard passing game and two touchdowns from senior quarterback Carson Bell, W&L lost its third game of the season at home Friday 33 to 20. The Eagles play at home again this week at Spotsylvania.
"Offensively, we started slow," said Coach Josh Wild. "Defensively we still have some work to do and special teams hurt us this week."
After a frustrating start, the young inexperienced Eagles made a game of it in the second quarter but could not keep up with the Cavaliers.
Bell was harassed often by the King William defense, but still managed to throw for touchdowns of 27 yards to sophomore receiver J.J. McNeil and 33 yards to junior John Futch. Bell had 18 completions on 33 attempts for the day.
Wild cited the encouraging play of quarterback Bell, freshman defensive back James Kelly, receiver McNeil, and sophomore linebacker Markeith Rich.
"Carson did a good job," Wild said. "He is progressing every week."
"Markeith led us again in tackles," Wild said. "He is playing great, very aggressive. J.J. did a great job and made some tough catches. And Kelly is a good young player. He has work to do, but he's got a great future."
After Spotsylvania at home this week, the Eagles are at home again on Oct. 7 against
Lancaster, then at Northumberland on Oct. 14 and at home against Rappahannock on Oct. 21.
In the Rappahannock game, W&L will try to avenge an earlier loss to the Raiders in a game played in Warsaw.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:19
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The Colonial Beach Drifters volleyball team is off to its best start in school history compiling an 7-1 record in the first month of the season with the lone loss a tough defeat away at Northumbeland last week.
“We’ve gotten off to a great start,” said Coach Chase Davidson. “It wasn’t that long ago that en getting seven wins during the season was a long shot. So this is definitely a good feeling and just shows how hard these girls have worked over the past several years.”
Behind the standout play of seven seniors; Kenzie Cox, Michaela Beverly, Courtney Setliff, Courtney Buzby, Amber Jones, Shelby Modlin and Alexia Wilson, the Drifters defeated every team they faced until losing to Northumberland.
This week they play Charles City and Rappahannock at home on successive nights and Davidson hope they will resume their winning ways. “we are still working every day to fix the small and large problems that we have,” Davidson said.
“I believe the girls are coming in with a very humble attitude because they know there is still a very tough road ahead to get to where we want to be,” Davidson said. “In my opinion this group of juniors and seniors have really changed the atmosphere of girl’s sports, especially volleyball, in Colonial Beach.”
“I knew immediately when they came in as 8th and 9th graders that they were for real,” Davidson said. “On the JV team they were beating our varsity team in scrimmages on a daily basis. They have been willing to bring it each and every day and they are the sole reason that our volleyball has improved over the past several seasons.”
“All that I have done is teach them the basics,” Davidson said. “These girls are the ones that go on to the court and make it happen.”
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Behind the strong running of senior back Lamar Lucas, the Colonial Beach Drifters opened the season with a 37-17 home victory over Randolph Henry Friday night.
"I was pleased with our effort," said Drifters Coach Jeremy Jack.
"First games of the season are always difficult because it's hard to replicate and account for first-game jitters in practice," Jack said. "In spite of being the undersized team physically, our young men played well, overcoming a slow start and penalties."
Lucas rushed around the ends and up the middle repeatedly for 118 yards and three touchdowns. Cole Setliff had five carries for 32 yards and a touchdown and AnaJai Lewis had 38 yards for Jack's swift single wing attack.
Randolph Henry scored first and then Colonial Beach answered. Both missed the points after, so the first quarter ended 6 to 6. As the game progressed, however, the Drifters senior experience and steady ground game allowed Colonial Beach to pull away.
The Drifters scored twice in the second quarter on runs from Lucas and quarterback Alonzo Turner and then Lucas scored twice in the second half on running plays of 18 and 41 yards to put away the game.
"This coming Friday will be a Region 1A East matchup and a difficult one to say the least against Franklin," said Coach Jack. "It is a hostile stadium in which to play but at the same time very exciting. It will be a test of intestinal fortitude because our two teams rely so heavily on the run."
Following the away game at Franklin this week, the Drifters are again away at Sussex Central on Sept 16 and then come home on Sept. 23 against Chincoteague. Conference 43 play will begin on Oct. 7 as Colonial Beach plays Rappahannock at Warsaw.
By Richard Leggitt