Colonial Beach had never scored more than 60 points under the direction of Scott Foster. But last Friday, the Drifters did so claiming a 66-36 win over Lancaster.
On Oct. 26, Colonial Beach bettered their chances of reaching the state playoffs improving their record to 5-4, 2-2 in the district. On the other side of the field, Lancaster hopes to earn their second district win before the end of the season as they host on Northumberland on Nov. 2.
Colonial Beach Drifters
After the first quarter, Colonial Beach jumped out to a 30-8 lead over the visiting Lancaster Red Devils.
Colonial Beach’s quarterback Nick Graves (28-yard run), fullback Carter Foster (4-yard run), and wide receivers Shamar Shanks (10-yard run) and Tim McDowney (41-yard run) each scored a touchdown in the opening quarter. Dion Gonzalez scored on two, two-point point conversions and one for Graves.
DezJohn Parker also recovered a fumble on defense.
However, Lancaster’s quarterback Kedrick Lee connected with receiver Taj Smith for the Devils’ first score on a 18-yard reception and Ricky Gibson for a 70-yard reception. Chris Turner scored on one of the two point attempts.
In the second quarter, both teams turned the game into a shoot out for a victory.
Lee scored from a yard out and then connected with Ricky Gibson to add on two points.
As for Colonial Beach, Gonzalez scored two touchdowns one from a yard out and the other from two yards out. Graves scored on one of the two-point extra attempts and Carter picked up a key fumble on defense to help extend the Drifters lead at halftime, 44-22.
In the third quarter, Lancaster had a harder time reaching the endzone and an interception by McDowney did not help their cause.
In the ensuing drive for Colonial Beach, DezJohn Parker scored to extend the Drifters’ lead, 50-22.
Lancaster’s quick strike offense showed off their skills on the next drive. Within 17 seconds, Lee connected with Brian Moody for a 76-yard touchdown reception to give the ball right back to the Drifters.
Colonial Beach responded with another score made by Graves on a run from four yards out to cap off a 43-yard drive. A pass from Shanks to Sidney Horton tacked on another two points.
Lancaster turned the ball over on downs on their next series giving Colonial Beach another opportunity to score with 6:47 left in the game.
Horton scored on a run from 11 yards out followed by Cameron Headley to add another two points.
In the closing score of the night, TreVaughn Davis scored on a run from a yard out with Gibson to add two more points on for the Red Devils.
Final score 66-36 in favor of Colonial Beach.
“Good win, good win against a very It’s been a roller coaster for us both,” said Colonial Beach Head Coach Scott Foster. “I challenged them all week that you have got to think playoffs from here on out…they responded, had a decent week of practice, and we’ll keep working.”
Around the district, Rappahannock defeated Northumberland 48-26. The game scheduled between Washington & Lee and Essex on Oct. 27 was postponed, according to district officials, this was due to inclement weather.
The game scheduled between Colonial Beach (5-4, 2-2) hosting Washington & Lee (5-3, 2-1) on Nov. 2 is under negotiation; Rappahannock (3-2, 3-1) will play at Essex (8-0, 3-0) on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.; and Northumberland (1-9, 0-4) at Lancaster (4-5, 1-3) on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.