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Multiple counties cross fields during alumni flag football game

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:24 am

Brandon Brown a Richmond county school alumni headed a group that put together an alumni flag football game between (Essex, King George, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties) on Saturday June 24 at Rappahannock High School. Brandon contacted a lead person from each county to gage their interest then got the okay from Rappahannock to utilize their field. The proceeds from the game will benefit Richmond county athletics. The teams played with eight players on an 80-yard field; they used standard flag football rules. In the first game, Richmond county faced Essex. Essex scored on the first play of the game and on their next two to lead (0-18). Richmond county came back late in the second half to take a (28-25) advantage. Essex drove down the field in scoring range, but Richmond county’s defense stepped up to stop them short of the end zone to win the game (28-25). In the second game, King George defeated W&L (18-13) to move onto the finals. The two teams that lost played a consolation game, and Essex went up early on W&L and cruised to a (19-6) victory. Richmond county and King George met in the finals, and Richmond county won (22-6). There was good competition and a lot of fun had by all the participants. We can look forward to more games in the other counties; even though the games were played for fun none of the teams wanted to lose. Certainly, the Rappahannock Athletics Department appreciates the benefit.