Saints run over HRA for winning season

Published 9:04 pm Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saints: Nansemond-Suffolk’s Matt Newhall, 83, and Ryan Serianni, 64, each scored touchdowns, Newhall on an interception return and Serianni on a fumble recovery, as the Saints beat Hampton Roads 62-0 Friday night at NSA. The Saints started the season 0-4 and finish 6-4 in their first season under head coach Lew Johnston.

Nansemond-Suffolk 62, Hampton Roads 0

At Nansemond-Suffolk

The Saints (6-4, 3-2) finished their season with their sixth straight victory. NSA romped out to a 42-0 lead by 2:40 remaining in the first half as the Saint offense scored four touchdowns and NSA’s defense scored two touchdowns.

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Senior Bobby Lamm ran for a 47-yard touchdown on NSA’s second play from scrimmage. Lamm finished an 8-play drive with a 22-yard touchdown run. With Lamm’s second of six point-after kicks, NSA led 14-0 less than eight minutes into the game.

Matt Newhall’s interception and 52-yard return for a touchdown ended HRA’s next possession. Ryan Serianni recovered a fumble and went 51 yards for a touchdown in the second period.

Thomas Westfall, Jack Russell, A.J. Hicks and Clay Rabey ran for a touchdown each. Lamm finished with 150 yards and three touchdowns. The Saints rushed for 387 yards. Jackson DeMello, Tim Burns and Noah Serianni saw action at quarterback.

Blue Ridge (5-4) lost 29-8 to St. Anne’s-Belfield on Friday in Dike but is projected to remain in the fourth and final spot into the Virginia Independent Schools state playoffs.

Oscar Smith 37, King’s Fork 14

At King’s Fork

The Bulldogs (2-8, 2-7) made an upset bid until into the second half, trying to keep the Tigers (9-1, 9-0) from the outright title in the Southeastern District.

KF opened the scoring when Charles Clark recovered a fumble and went 60 yards for a touchdown.

Wingback Noah Johnson scored on a 35-yard touchdown run to put KF up 14-7 in the second quarter. The Bulldogs led 14-13 at halftime and were still within a possession, with the Tigers leading 21-14, going to the fourth quarter.

Oscar Smith goes on as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Region, Div. 6 playoffs.