Northumberland’s football team was already assured of a playoff slot going into Saturday’s game against Rappahannock High (Warsaw) but took a giant step toward possibly hosting a first round Class I, Region East game. Their 41-7 win plus a win over cross county rival Lancaster, just maybe enough to get them a home game on November 10 according to NHS principal Dr. Travis Burns.
The win appears rather lop-sided but was very much in doubt in the opening minutes of the game. The Indians won the coin toss but deferred to the second half and the Raiders took the opening kick off. Beginning at their own 20 yard line, mixing running plays with a couple of long pass completions, moved the ball in six plays for the game’s opening touchdown. Juwan Veney ran 16 yards up the middle for the TD. Chase Hamilton booted in the point after. The Indians responded with a seven play drive to tie the score. Delvin Palmer hit Christian Rich on a 30 yard strike and Harry Lee’s extra point kick tied the game.
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