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getting a jump on holiday shopping

getting a jump on holiday shopping

Christmas shoppers and visitors from throughout the area mingled with local artists and crafters Nov...

Pay attention during insurance open enrollment

People enrolled in a health insurance program through their employer or one purchased as a self-empl...

Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

The Washington & Lee Eagles got off to a slow start in their second-round home 1A East playoff g...

beach health center saved, to stay open

beach health center saved, to stay open

King George clinic owners ready to take over facility
Not so fast.
The planned closure of the Colonial...

Rockfish tournament

Rockfish tournament

Annual event takes on special meaning for several special anglers

Century 21 Battlefield spearheads collection of 1100+ boxes of cereal

Century 21 Battlefield spearheads collection of 1100+ boxes of cereal

The 2014 annual Fredericksburg Assn. of Realtors “Cereal Drive “ was a tremendous success! Locally, ...

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King George

SETTING

County workers to get 2% pay raise

Monday, 24 November 2014

King George County employees will receive 2 percent pay raises effective Jan. 1.
The King George Board of Supervisors agreed to increase the planned raises from 1 percent to 2 percent at its Nov. 18 me...

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Colonial Beach

SETTING

Beach officials assess housing needs

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Beach officials assess housing needs

Eight residents are counting on the town winning a housing-needs grant to see improved living conditions in Colonial Beach.
However, Northern Neck Planning District Commission Director Jerry Davis said...

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Westmoreland

SETTING

Sports

SETTING

Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Slow start dooms W&L, ends its state title hopes

The Washington & Lee Eagles got off to a slow start in their second-round home 1A East playoff game against undefeated Parry McCleur of Buena Vista, and it cost them.

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Area Deaths

SETTING

Ex-mayor Rummage dies at 83

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Ex-mayor Rummage dies at 83

Whether one supported his political beliefs or not, one thing most people agreed upon is that former Mayor Fred Rummage stuck to his guns and stood up for what he believed.

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Columnists

SETTING

Is the fracking boom in Virginia in for a bust?

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

There is no business quite as boom and bust as the oil and gas industry.  A trend develops, high prices seem to be the wave of the future, massive investments are made, and then oops, things chan...

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Drifters obliterate Indians

Resilience and determination are two words that do not begin to describe the spirit of the Colonial Beach High School football program.

While many people may have written them off earlier in the season, during a heartfelt series of three losses in a row, the badge of courage associated with the black & gold has stood the test of time. The Drifters’ recent 71-6 drubbing of the Northumberland Indians is an indication of a program willing to defy the odds, while using 21 players to accomplish their goals.

On Friday evening, under the lights of Monroe Park, the Drifters brought their A-game and never looked back. Moments after the first play of the game, Drifters safety, Ryan Thomas picked off a Indian pass to set the tone for the rest of the game. “It’s a great way to start a game for a guy that has only seen his second start at safety,” Drifters head coach Scott Foster said.

Soon after the turnover, Lamar Lucas scored the first touchdown from five yards out. As the Drifters defense suffocated the Indians offense, the Drifters offense set up shop on the Indians’ side of the field. Shamar Shanks (1-yard run) and Lucas (27-yard run) scored touchdowns to end the first quarter with a 20-0 lead.
In the second quarter, although Northumberland managed to score a touchdown to start the quarter, the Drifters offense was just about to heat up.

Nick Graves would haunt the Indians for the entire quarter, as he bolted down the field for a 50-yard touchdown, passed to Shanks for a 18-yard touchdown, and finished the half with a 44-yard completion to Shanks for a touchdown. At halftime, the Drifters led, 44-6.

The second half mirrored the first half, as the Drifters offense steamrolled over the Indians. Shanks in the role of quarterback completed an 11-yard pass to Michael Mothershead to extend the Drifters’ lead to 52-6.
Drifters running back, Cameron Headly completed the third quarter scoring with a 12-yard run, giving his team a 64-6 lead.

In the final quarter, the Drifters iced the game with a two-yard touchdown run from Brandon Phillips, and a 33-yard touchdown run from fullback Dez’John Parker. The final score of 71-6 was clearly indicative of the game. The Drifters offense compiled 445 total yards, while their defense limited the Indians to 14 passing yards, and 133 rushing yards.

On Friday, the Drifters travel to Lancaster, and the following week, the showdown of showdowns will commence, as the Black & Gold will chart a course towards the hostile confines associated with Washington & Lee.

“We are winning the games we’re supposed to, but we have to win one of those games that nobody expects us to win,” Foster said. “We haven’t done that yet.”

Leonard Banks
Sports editor    

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