Drifters victorious on homecoming
The Colonial Beach Football Team cleared a three-game losing streak on one of their most popular games of the season. Improving their record to 2-3 on the season, the Drifters are moving forward after defeating the Charles City Cougars, 62-8.
The stage was set for the Drifters as they hosted the Cougars for Homecoming. The parade was over, alumni members were parked on the sidelines and even the
Colonial Beach’s Mike Mothershead prepares to defend his endzone from any receivers.
visiting team’s band and color guard performed.
But the Drifters silenced the Cougars’ supporters taking a 28-0 lead in the first half several scores later and AJ Phillips running in the final score from two yards out to give the Drifters their second win of the season.
“We needed this,” Colonial Beach Head Coach Scott Foster said. “We just preached all week that if you bring the same kind of intensity to teams that are more our size, our game will come out.
Colonial Beach’s Lamar Lucas led the team in rushing with 119 yards on 18 carries. Shamar Shanks followed with 98 yards on nine carries with a touchdown, Lashaad Thompson with 21 yards on two carries, Cameron Headley with 20 yards on four carries, Carter Foster with 16 yards on six carries and Mike Mothershead with two yards on a carry with a touchdown.
Andrai Turner and Monte Gould combined for three carries for minus two yards.
Quarterback Nick Graves added to the cause rushing for 44 yards on six carries and in the air threw for 61 yards with a touchdown to DezJohn Parker for a one yard.
Shanks was 1-2 passing on the night. He threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Graves and on defense ran back a pick-six from 48-yards out. Thompson joined Shanks on the interception list scoring from 45 yards out of the endzone.
Lucas converted three two-point conversions and Foster converted one.
Mothershead also caught one pass for 50 yards followed by Andrai Turner with a reception for 10 yards.
“They were very aggressive and stayed with their blocks a lot. Something we’re not used to,” Charles City coach Ervin Bradley said. “They are a fundamental team and are pretty decent.”
The Colonial Beach Drifters will play their first district game in Warsaw against the undefeated Rappahannock Raiders, who come in at 5-0. The Raiders will be celebrating their homecoming with kick-off at 7 p.m.