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Dylan Farinet lives out his hoop dreams with UMW

Dylan Farinet lives out his hoop dreams with UMW

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Foxes fight to the bitter end

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W&L Eagles deliver Conference 43 Championship

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CB Drifters stay alive in post-season playoff hunt

At Monroe Park in Colonial Beach, it was time for a celebration on Friday. Whether it was the crowning of Kiante Dickerson and Carley Graves as the homecoming king and queen, or the 14-7 victory over division rival, Essex (3-4, 2-2), life could not have been better for a Drifters fan. The festive occasion also attracted Drifter alumni, and curious scouts from opposing teams.

Possibly the most important reason for the celebrations is that the win will give the Drifters the opportunity to stay in the

post-season playoff hunt. Division victories, VHSL power points, and the ability to stay healthy through the latter course of the season are the most important matters on the mind of Colonial Beach varsity football head coach Scott Foster. “At this stage in the season, all you can ask for is a chance to get in, and if you get in, anything can happen,” Foster said. “Prior to the game, we were on that fine line of not making the playoff. Our record was 2-4, and I preached to the kids that you guys will be the best team to not make the playoffs if we do not fix the problem with fumbling the football, and penalties.”

The Drifters have proven their mettle by nearly beating three of the top teams - Rappahannock, Mathews, Sussex - in the Single-A race to playoffs.

In light of the recent history between the Trojans and Drifters, fans witnessed a classic battle between two evenly matched teams. Last season, the Drifters defeated the 2009 defending state champions, Essex, 17-16, on a last second field goal by Josh Sanford.

Currently, Colonial Beach is tied for 10th among 32 teams from the East and West Single-A Division I conferences vying for the opportunity to compete in post season play. At this stage of the season for the Drifters, every game presents a must-win situation. On Friday, the Drifters will host Northumberland (4-3, 4-3), and celebrate their annual senior night.

First half
On the opening drive, it took the Drifters, three minutes and 11 seconds to put together an eight-play, 54-yard scoring drive to score seven points. Kiante Dickerson’s one-yard plunge and a Josh Sanford extra point gave the host Drifters a 7-0 lead.

After a stalled Trojan drive, the Drifters threatened to score again; however, the 49-yard run by Dion Gonzalez deep into the Essex red zone resulted in a fumble. Turnovers would continue to plague both teams during the course of the second quarter, as the Drifters fumbled the ball with less than five minutes left in the half—and the Trojans threw an interception into the awaiting arms of Drifter defensive back, Tim McDowney.

Second half
During the Drifters first possession of the third quarter, while on the Essex 31-yard line, Deondre Baylor intercepted a pass that foiled a Drifter scoring drive, but pinned his fellow Trojans on their one-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, with 2:33 left in the third quarter, Lashaad Thompson recovered a James Green fumble on the Trojan one-yard line. On the ensuing play, Josh Thomas rumbled in from the two-yard line, which gave the Drifters a 14-0 lead.

In the fourth quarter, the Trojans put together a 64-yard scoring drive that resulted in a Baylor three-yard touchdown. After a successful Trojan point after, Essex trailed the Drifters by a touchdown.

Later in the quarter, the Trojans’ attempt to put together a potential scoring drive was thwarted by an interception by Thompson. Minutes later, the game ended on Dickerson’s kneel.

Leonard Banks
Sports editor

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