- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 16:10
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After a six-game winning streak, the Drifters varsity football team fell from grace, as the Lancaster Red Devils rallied to defeat them in the final quarter 29-28.
The Red Devils (4-1, 8-1) were leading the Northern Neck Division until Essex beat them two weeks ago, and the Drifters (3-1, 6-3) assumed the top spot in the Northern Neck. For the playoffs, because King William defeated West Point 28-14, the Drifters are secured a post-season bid.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 15:21
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At the start of the season, many thought the Drifters were in a rebuilding phase. When you consider the litany of stars who have graduated in the past four years, and the compelling nature of their ability to remain a competitive entity in the Northern Neck, rival coaches and players continue to be mystified. As new Drifter stars taking their names into the spotlight, the single wing offense has shifted back to the familiar big-play offensive style that it was known for.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 October 2010 15:45
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Within a span of four games, the Drifters have turned their season around. After scoring 8 total points in their first two games of the season, the Drifters offense has come alive by generating 80 points in their last two games.
Their latest 47-0 victory over King & Queen Central is a testament to solid defense and a ball control offense that doesn’t know the meaning of quit.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 20:11
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On Friday, Monroe Park in Colonial Beach became the scene of another epic battle between two cross-town rivals. For the third consecutive year, the King George (2-0) varsity football team defeated Colonial Beach High School (CBHS), 27-8. Born into this saga of double-A school versus single school was a gridiron chess-match played between the Foxes and Drifter coaching staffs.
Fans supporting both schools packed Monroe Park from end to end, with standing room-only areas provided for witnessing the Drifters’ debut into the 2010 regular season. Aside from the obvious fact that the Foxes’ 46-man roster seemed like an army compared to the Drifters 20-man contingent of players, fans witnessed a true account of iron-man football.
In the first quarter, the long-awaited war yielded a defensive stalemate. In fact, the first four possessions did not feature a first down for either team. However, later in the first quarter, after a Stephen Cocke interception, the Foxes offensive shifted in to fourth gear. With an opportunity to take the lead with a 35-yard field goal, the attempt fell aimlessly to the left.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 August 2010 21:36
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On Sept. 8, the Drifter junior varsity football team will embark on their 2010 Northern Neck campaign, with their first battle against double-A Battlefield District 2009 runner-up, King George. Not only will the upcoming battle against the Foxes become a monumental litmus test for the rest of their season, but it will also demonstrate the will of a program that has a tradition of winning.
Keith Dickerson has returned as head coach, along with his long-time assistant George Devers. The duo moved up to the varsity last season as full-time assistants. Prior to last season, Dickerson and Devers were responsible for two undefeated championship seasons in the Tidewater District.