Drifters, Eagles prepare for homecoming
Drifters prep for District faceoff
The Colonial Beach Football Team will enter next week’s homecoming game on a two game winning streak following a 46-6 win over Mathews last Friday.
On Sept. 28, Dion Gonzalez led the way for the Drifters, carrying the ball for 119 yards on 13 carries to go along with a touchdown. Quarterback Nick Graves threw for 34 yards on 4-5 passing attempts and receiver Sidney Horton caught two receptions for 30 yards.
Colonial Beach Drifters
“Last night was the best performance we had as a team, every part of the game we played very well,” said Colonial Beach Head Coach Scott Foster.
Shamar Shanks threw one pass in the game good enough for a 24-yard touchdown to Carlos Bermudez, who was 2-2 in receptions for the night. Gonzalez had one reception for three yards.
In the running game, Graves had 11 carries for 84 yards to go along with two touchdowns; Jaquan Lancaster had nine carries for 46 yards and a touchdown; Cameron Headley had seven carries for 19 yards, Dez’John Parker had two carries for 11 yards; Josh Thomas had two carries for nine yards, Jacoby Smith had four carries for nine yards; and Carter Foster had a carry for two yards.
On Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., Colonial Beach will play their first district game of five starting with Rappahannock (3-2). Rappahannock comes off a 42-12 win against King & Queen and will travel to Colonial Beach during their homecoming weekend.
“We talked about all week that Mathews was our last non-district game and after that things get important starting with Rappahannock to start district play,” said Colonial Beach Coach Scott Foster. “District is where you have to play your best football and district is where you make your statement.”
MTHW 0 0 0 6 — 6
CBEA 8 8 22 8 — 46
Eagles earn 31-9 win in Windsor
On Sept. 28, the Washington & Lee Eagles improved their record to 3-2 after a 31-9 win before hosting Lancaster on homecoming this Friday.
“Our offense has been a little better in the past five games,” said W&L Head Coach Antron Yates. “The offensive is definitely moving. It’s just all a matter of execution in the redzone and penalties holding us back.”
Washington & Lee Eagles
The team was led by top rushers Dexter Thompson and Kwame Gray who combined for three touchdowns and over 200 yards in offense.
Thompson rushed for 168 yards on 14 carries to go along with two touchdowns, and Gray rushed for 105 yards on 12 carries to go along with a touchdown.
D.J. Weldon added a touchdown and rushed for 43 yards on seven carries and Samuel McGill had one carry for 45 yards for a touchdown.
Gray also led the team in receiving with two for 25 yards, followed by Jerry Thompson with a reception for 12 yards and Linwood Newman with a reception for 24 yards.
Quarterback Chris Graham threw for a total of 61 yards and had two interceptions.
As for the defense, Yates said the team is continuing to do well.
“The defense is playing tremendous football,” Yates said. “So on any given day our offense can put up 30 to 35 points a game and our defense has just been stout all year.”
Gray also led the team in interceptions with two and Juandre Wise had one.
The Eagles will open the district season against Lancaster (3-2) on Oct. 5. They will also welcome a number of individuals for homecoming weekend and the Montross Fall Festival.
“Lancaster is going to be a tough opponent, their offense is pretty high powered and they throw the ball a lot,” Yates said. “I expect a big crowd, it’s homecoming and I think we’ll be ready to go.”
Game time is at 7 p.m.