Colonial Beach Drifters Varsity football team rose over the Spotsylvania Knights in a 14-7 victory during their season opener as the moon rose over the Wayne Kennedy Field at Monroe Park.
For an early season game, the stands and the grounds were packed as Colonial Beach Outfitters initiative to make Colonial Beach Black and Gold drew in town citizens who would not typically come to a game. With golf carts packing the sides and members of the Colonial Beach Foundation packing the stands, the crowd was electric for the game.
Straight out of the gate with an 86-yard kickoff return by CB’s Kindrick Smith for a touchdown the Drifters showed they came to play, and win, after last season’s devastating overtime loss to Spotsylvania.
The Drifters’ second drive that resulted in a touchdown included a long 78 yard run by Trey Allison before he was pushed out of bounds by Spotsy. Corvian Davis took the ball in on the next play for the score.
In the second quarter, Spotsylvania answered with a touchdown by TyShaun Colbert to bring the score to 14-7 where it remained for the rest of the game. While Spotsy came close to scoring again, twice, the Drifters held them off to bring their season to a fantastic start.
For a play-by-play of the game, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 8/29/18
Photo: Drifters’ #8 tackles the Knights’ #1 as an enchanted crowd watches from the sidelines of Wayne Kennedy Field at Monroe Park.