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Eels finish regular RSL season as National Division runner-up

Eels finish regular RSL season as National Division runner-up

On July 20, the Eden Estate Eels (4-1) narrowly defeated Lake Wilderness, 264-244.
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Spotsylvania Post 320 holds off KG Post 89

Spotsylvania Post 320 holds off KG Post 89

On Friday, July 17, at King George High School, during the first round of the Division 12 playoffs, ...

Colonial Beach Triathlon Festival pushes athletes to physical limits

Colonial Beach Triathlon Festival pushes athletes to physical limits

For 750 triathletes, the 31st running of the Colonial Beach Triathlon Festival became a weekend to r...

Spotsy YMCA over Eden Estate Eels

Spotsy YMCA over Eden Estate Eels

The individual standouts for the Eden Estates meet versus host and defending Nation Division champio...

King George Post 89 softball team remains undefeated at 8-0

King George Post 89 softball team remains undefeated at 8-0

King George Post 89 is the only team in American Legion 12 Baseball with an undefeated record of 8-0...

Dirty Lion Mud Run a hit in King George

Dirty Lion Mud Run a hit in King George

Most people would rather spend their summer Saturday mornings fishing or laying out on the beach. Ho...

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Eagles and Drifters clash at Monroe Park

For the fourth time in 14 games between Colonial Beach and their cross-town archrival and fellow Northern Neck foe Washington & Lee, fans were treated to a memorable gridiron barnburner. In the end, the Eagles (3-2, 6-4) prevailed over the Drifters (3-2, 6-4), 41-28; however, the Drifters will continue to forge ahead while the Eagles will gear up with a talented cast of underclassmen for the 2011 season.


“It’s tough dropping two games in a row to finish the regular season for two reasons: 1. We had the halftime lead in both games. 2. Going into playoffs you need momentum,” Drifter varsity head football coach Jeremy Jack said. “Right now we are making week-one mistakes: Not securing the ball and careless penalties. If we expect to be a legitimate contender we need to take care of the rock.”
Colonial Beach is the fourth seed in Region A Division I and will play Friday, Nov. 19 at Franklin City at the Armory. Colonial Beach leads the series 3-1 over Franklin. The last meeting between the two teams was the 2008 Region A Championship game that Franklin won 14-12 before going on to win the state title.
“The playoffs are exciting because you have to win to play next week — you can take nothing for granted,” Jack said. “I expect our team to rebound and play well this Friday — if we don’t we’ll be making early preparations for next year. It’s a whole new season and we’re in and intend to make some noise.”


Due to a loss to Essex, defeating Rappahannock 34-9 on Friday, and a 14-20 loss to the Trojans last week, the Eagles were eliminated from post-season play.
Eagles quarterback Bryan Burrell and running-back Marquis James both had banner games against the Drifters. While James rushed for 128 yards on 24 carries, including four touchdowns, Burrell rushed for 171 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown.
Eagle wide receiver Travis Seager finished the night with two catches for 25 yards and one touchdown.
As for the Drifters, Timmy Jackson accounted for 75 yards on 12 carries, and one touchdown. Dion Gonzales rushed for 47 yards on six carries and two touchdowns.
Kiante Dickerson passed for 121 yards and one touchdown. Josh Sanford caught two passes for 75 yards and one touchdown, while teammate Randy Ruczynski accounted for two receptions for 30 yards.
With the perennial bragging rights to a cross-town rivalry on the line, both teams are very respectful of each other’s program, but winning is what they both relish.
“You have to respect Coach Lewis and the Eagles — they came to play spoiler and they did just that,” Jack said “We definitely felt this was a game we could have won, but we let it slip through our fingers. It just seemed like once again when we needed to make the stop we didn’t, and they made a big play.”

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