NSA score season-high in win

Published 4:11 pm Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy put up a season-high point total in a 63-14 road win over Greenbrier Christian Academy Friday night.

Robby Tew accounted for five touchdowns as the Saints got a big win on the road Friday to bring their record to 4-4. All week, Saints coach Mike Biehl stressed to his team that he wanted to see them execute at a high level.

“We went out there and took care of business,” Biehl said. “All week we stressed not worrying about anything but us. Instead of worrying about what they were going to do to stop us, we wanted to focus on how we were going to execute what we wanted to do.”

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From a confidence standpoint, Biehl liked how his team went out and did what they were supposed to do. Offensively, NSA believes they can be explosive, as they have shown many times this season it was all about being explosive consistently.

George Pettaway had a big night for the Saints as well, with more than 200 total yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 115 yards and had 89 receiving yards. Tew completed 10 of 13 of his passes for 250 yards with four passing touchdowns and one rushing. Erek Smith, Ehron Knight, Ben Koppleman and Zac Morris all added touchdowns. Defensively, Smith notched an interception, and Josh Hoerster had 11 tackles. Chris Murphy had four tackles for loss. It was a total team win for the Saints on the offensive and defensive end.

The Saints are looking to end the season the right way with two games left. They still have a shot at making the playoffs, so the Saints want to be focus on just finishing the season strong.

“We want to end the season the right way,” Biehl said. “We want to give ourselves the best chance of continuing our season. From day one, I believed that we have a special group and that they care about each other and like playing with each other. To keep that going, we are going to have to take care of business.”

NSA will return home next game to face Atlantic Shores Christian School.