Warriors snap streak in loss

Published 11:18 pm Saturday, October 7, 2017

They were unable to bring home a win, but the Nansemond River High School football team still had a victory of sorts by scoring on a tough Oscar Smith defense Friday.

Before Friday night Oscar Smith had not allowed a score in any Southeastern District game this season. Nansemond River changed that when Kori Riddick hooked up with Kevin Johnson for a 16-yard touchdown, a score made possible by a Johnson interception that set up the Warriors’ scoring drive.

Aside from the interception and touchdown, there wasn’t much the Warriors could do in their 38-7 loss. They were held under 100 yards, with Wali Faulk rushing for 60 yards on 10 carries. Even though they faced a tough opponent, Nansemond River may have gained some things from the game.

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“We played a tough opponent in Oscar Smith, and they had great athletes,” Faulk said. “We were fighting to the very last play. My teammates and I never gave up on each other, and that is the mentality we needed to have coming into this week.”

Nansemond River has lost three games in a row after starting 3-0, but they shouldn’t be counted out yet. The last few games on the schedule feature some good matchups for the Warriors.

Nansemond River will be on the road again this week against Grassfield High School.