Two Suffolk natives to play in I-64 Bowl

Published 10:15 pm Friday, December 9, 2016

Lakeland High School’s Damontra Milteer and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s KeShaun Moore have been tapped to play in the third annual I-64 Bowl on Dec. 17.

It was quite the season for Milteer and Moore this year. Both players experienced a high level of individual success, including each being named the player of the year in his respective conference. Their talent earned them an invite to play in the I-64 bowl together as a part of the 757 team.

The game features the top players from the 804 area code and the top players from the 757 area code. The teams will go head-to-head at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. College coaches and scouts will be in attendance, and it will give student-athletes a chance to receive an athletic scholarship.

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In years past, the event has awarded four seniors with academic scholarships and will continue to do so this year.

Milteer enjoyed a senior season in which he ran for more than 2,000 yards and scored more than 20 touchdowns. He helped lead Lakeland to a regional championship game. Lakeland and Milteer enjoyed their best season to date. He was named the Conference 27 player of the year and was a part of the first team All-Region team. Even though Milteer has been receiving interest from schools, he has not yet committed anywhere.

“This is a great opportunity, and I’m very thankful for it,” Milteer said. “I did not think we were going to have this much success this year, but I’m happy that we did.”

Moore enjoyed a season where he was named TCIS player of the year. He was an integral part of the Saints offense and defense. Recently, he was named to the VISAA All-State team for the second year in a row. Moore is set to play for James Madison University next year at linebacker.

“It feels good that I get to represent my school and to be able to allow NSA athletes to get more recognition,” Moore said.

Moore and Milteer will step onto the field for the last time in their high school careers amongst the best players in the state.

“It’s a surreal feeling, and it hasn’t quite hit me yet,” Moore said.

“It’s going to be a sad stepping out there for the last time,” Milteer said. “It will be a great feeling as well playing with the best.”

The game will take place at 1 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, 2044 Landstown Centre Way.