Warriors dominate Wildcats

Published 8:14 pm Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Warriors got back in the win column Friday night with a dominating 63-0 win on the road against Great Bridge High School.

Nansemond River High School improved to 5-4 with the win. They logged their highest point total of the season and got the win in all three phases.

It all started in the first quarter, when the Warriors scored 42 points. On offense, the Warriors got three touchdowns out of Kevin Johnson. He had two rushing touchdowns, while he and Kori Riddick also connected on an 89-yard touchdown reception.

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On special teams, Rashaad Williams added two touchdowns, both coming off a kick and punt return. Nansemond River even added a couple of defensive scores, as Datron Branch scooped up a fumble and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown. Marlen Sellers had two interceptions on the night and returned one for a touchdown, which was Nansemond River’s last score of the evening.

The Warriors achieved their third shutout of the season. They shut out both Hickory High School and Western Branch High School earlier this year.

NRHS will return home for homecoming next week against Grassfield High School which will also be their regular season finale. As the playoffs approach, Nansemond River is not only trying to secure a spot but a higher seed as well. With a win over Grassfield, Nansemond River can secure their third straight winning season.

Nansemond River 63, Great Bridge 0

Nansemond River 42 7 14 0—63

Great Bridge 0 0 0 0—0

NR—Gordon 17-yard rush (Lomax kick)

NR—Branch 24-yard fumble recovery TD (Lomax kick)

NR—Johnson 30-yard rush (Lomax kick)

NR—Riddick 3-yard pass to Stitmon (Lomax kick)

NR—Johnson 25-yard run (Lomax kick)

NR—Williams 40-yard punt return (Lomax kick)

NR—Johnson 89-yard reception (Lomax kick)

NR—Williams 95-yard kick return (Lomax kick)

NR—Sellers 45-yard interception return TD (Lomax kick)