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The Washington & Lee Eagles made the trip to the Eastern Shore last Friday with one goal in mind: Block. The Eagles have had problems on both sides of the line blocking and penetrating. The Eagles defeated Northampton, 41-0.
The monsoon of rain that hit Virginia last week caused the Eagles to miss two days of critical practice during the week. However, they faced Northampton on a surprisingly dry field. The Eagles were lead by Josh Fones, Pip Bankhead and Travis Seager on the offensive side of the ball and Dorian Garnern on the defensive side. Fones, who completed five of six passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns, seemed comfortable in his first start.
Seager started the onslaught for the Eagles early in the first quarter catching a pass from Fones that should have been stopped at the line of scrimmage, instead the tight end bulldozed two Northampton defenders for an 18 yard score.
“The way Seager made it to the end zone is what we have been missing — guts,” Eagles Coach Malcolm Lewis said.
Not long after, T.J. Campbell found the end zone on a 7-yard run to put the Eagles ahead 14-0. The second quarter started the same the way the first quarter started with Seager getting on the board, this time on the defensive side of the ball, recovering a botched punt that turned into a fumble in the end zone. Bankhead followed that with score of his own from 2 yards out. At the half the Eagles led 28-0.
Seager, who made a habit of scoring Friday night, started the second half off with a 40-yard catch and an incredible run. Bankhead finished the scoring for the Eagles Friday night scoring from 9 yards out on the ground. The Eagle defense caused six turnovers and didn’t allow the Yellow Jackets to get anything going.
Bryan Burrell lead the Eagles Rushing attack carrying the ball five times for 75 yards, Seager finished with three catches for 83 yards, and Evan Lewis went 5-6 for extra points. Dorian Garner led the Eagles on defense with 30 tackling points. On the downside the Eagles did have 10 penalties for 75 yards and the offensive line still struggled throughout the night.
The Eagles have won two in row now and play host to Region “A” favorite King William.
The junior varsity Eagles defeated Essex in three games last week. In game one they had a convincing victory with a score of 25-10. Game two they lost 18-25 and game three they won 16-14. Katie Perkins, Atiya Aiken, Amanda Grimm, Victoria Minor and Stephanie Orrantia combined for 16 aces from the service line. Tamara Tate and Minor each had a kill. Grimm added with an assist and a dink.
“I am real proud of how we responded in game three after losing game two the way did,” Eagles J.V. coach Drew Hutt said.
The junior varsity football team did not play due to the rain. They play away today at King William.
The Washington & Lee cross country team did not race due to rain. They race at home today instead of at Lancaster as previously scheduled. The race will start at 5 p.m. against Essex High and Lancaster High.
The volleyball game scheduled against Richmond County last Thursday was postponed due to flash floods. It was rescheduled for Oct. 25.