Chargers shock Swarm

Published 10:48 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Suffolk Chargers, the city’s semi-professional football team, used stout defense and timely offense to defeat the visiting Virginia Swarm by the score of 6-0 on Saturday at John F. Kennedy Middle School.

The Chargers’ starting quarterback, Andre “AJ” Harper was injured early in the game, but Rashad Whitehead of Portsmouth took his place and gave his team what it needed. In the third quarter, he threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Tarrell Lassiter for the only points in the game.

The Suffolk defense ensured the Swarm would not even the score. Once during the game, the visitors made it to the Chargers’ 5-yard line, but could not get into the end zone. Otherwise, the Swarm could not get past the 50.

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“The line I have this year is awesome,” Chargers owner Angela Harper stated in a Facebook message, referring to her defense.

Suffolk (1-1) hosts the Tri City Bulldogs (0-2) on Saturday with a 6 p.m. kickoff scheduled at John F. Kennedy Middle School. The game is free and open to the public.