Indians give fans huge win at homecoming
It was all Northumberland last Friday night as they thrashed King and Queen Central by a 51-6 score to celebrate homecoming. A variety of Indians players crossed the Royal Tigers goal line in a varsity of ways.
The Indians opened the touchdown parade in the first period of play when Zak Kent hit Tyler Costley on a 27 aerial shot. The play capped a very nifty six play 86
Dakota Galves and the Indians Football Team pulled off a decisive homecoming victory.
yards drive after K&Q was stopped on their initial possession. Daquan Blue ran in the two point conversion.
On their next try the lndians again struck through the air when Kent hit a wide open Ameer Veney about midfield and the race was on. Veney turned on the after jets and burned the K&Q secondary on a 71-yard play. Kent passed to Tevin Carter for the two points after.
In the second period, the Indians turned up the power scoring four touchdowns. But the opening score came by the Royal Tigers when Chris Edwards completed a 21 yard pass to Corey Holmes for their only score of the night. An attempted pass for the two points was no good.
From that point on it was all Northumberland. Tevin Carter, later elected as Homecoming King, raced fifty yards for a touchdown. An attempted run was no good. Daquan Blue then hit Veney on a 26 yard strike and the two teanled for the two points after. This was set up by a Hakeem Shabazz fumble recovery. Blue then scored on a 39 yards run and passed to Veney for the two points. This one was set up by Raiquan Henderson fumble recovery. The final touchdown came on a two-yard pass from Blue to James Weldon but the two point try was no good. That score was set up by a Shabazz interception.
With the clock running after halftime, neither scored in the third quarter with the Indians adding one more in the fourth. A 90-yard, 13-play drive took the ball down inside the Tigers five-yard line. Daryl Smith punched it over from the three yard line. On his first try, Connor Woolard booted the extra point through the uprights for the one point after.
Ameer Veney was the leading ground gainer with 110 yards in four carries. Tevin Carter picked up 79 yards in five attempts with a touchdown, Daquan Blue had 63 yards in four tries and two touchdowns, Daryl Smith gained 21 yards in seven tries with a touchdown, Tyler Costley had 16 yards in four carries. Zak Kent threw eight passes, completed four for 103 yards, two Tds and an interception. Blue was two for two on passes for 28 yards and two TDs. Veney was again the leading receiver with two catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns, James Weldon had two catches for five yards and a touchdown, Costley one for 27 yards and a touchdown, Wayne Powers had one catch for 12 yards.
“Another good win,” Northumberland Coach Brian Hahn said, adding “The easy games are out of the way.”
The Indians begin play this Friday within the old Northern Neck District at Essex on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Northumberland improved to 3-2 on the season following the win over King & Queen.