The Drifters just may be the team to beat this year in the Northern Neck District. Head Coach Earl Payton has harnessed the talent and desire of his team to drive them for the success. The extra effort from the individual players is making the Drifters who they are: winners.
Friday night, the Northumberland Indians came to town attempting to continue their winning streak in Westmoreland County. Last week, the Indians defeated the W&L Eagles for the first time in 20 games. Their intention was the same as they rolled to the beach end of the county. What they didn’t count on was the perseverance and determination of the Colonial Beach Drifters.
The Drifters were coming off a disappointing upset at their homecoming game against the Essex Trojans and were set to return glory to Monroe Park. And they certainly did. Colonial Beach defeated Northumberland with a final score of 40-26.
The teams were even in the first half, trading turnovers and touchdowns at close rate. Colonial Beach had the lead after two quarters 18-14. The second half promised more of the same. Plenty of action, big plays and solid tackling on both sides of the field. The difference appeared to be sheer determination. Colonial Beach wanted it a bit more. Scoring on every possession in the second half with the exception of their first, the Drifters offense did their part extremely well. While the defense could not completely contain the dynamic drives from Northumberland, they did force a turn over on downs and a punt allowing their lead to extend.
It was an exciting game at the beach this past Friday night. Colonial Beach plays their final two regulation games away: Oct 27th in Lancaster, and November 3rd in Montross to take on the W&L Eagles.