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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Drifters’ defense throws a shutout
COLONIAL BEACH 10, RAPPAHANNOCK 0
Shamar Shanks caught a 54-yard touchdown pass from Nick Graves in the second quarter and Colonial Beach added a fourth-quarter safety, beating Rappahannock, 10–0, in the Drifters’ Northern Neck District opener.
Homestanding Rappahannock came into the game without a loss and fell to 5–1 overall and 0–1 in the district.
Lamar Lucas led the Drifters with 78 yards rushing and added a two-point conversion run after Shanks’ score.
The Colonial Beach defense held Rappahannock to just 23 yards rushing, forced two turnovers—an interception and a fumble—and had the game-clinching safety.
The Drifters (3–3, 1–0 district) host Essex next Friday.
WESTERN ALBEMARLE 42, LOUISA 16
Louisa held a 10–7 lead at the half, but Western Albemarle rallied on its homecoming night to pull away for a Jefferson District victory.
After a scoreless first quarter, Trey Cherry got the Lions (2–4) on the board first with a four-yard touchdown. Timmy Harris’ extra point made it 7–0.
The Warriors (6–0) tied the game, 7–7, on their next series, but Harris hit a 28-yard field goal with no time left to end the half with Louisa on top 10–7.
Western Albemarle’s offense seemed to wake up after the halftime festivities as the host scored 35 unanswered points to take a 42–10 lead in the final quarter.
The Lions’ Cooper Yancey tacked on a two-yard scoring run in the final minute for the final margin.
Louisa hosts Fluvanna next Friday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE 47, ORANGE 14
Isaiah Ferguson scored on a six-yard run with seven minutes left and Damian Clark caught a scoring pass from Garret Johnson with 3:48 left in the fourth quarter for Orange, but the visiting Hornets couldn’t overcome Charlottesville.
The Black Knights leveled their record at 3–3 with the victory.
Orange (1–5) hosts Powhatan next Friday.