NSA falls to Roanoke Catholic

Published 12:27 am Saturday, November 3, 2018

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy took a home finale loss to Roanoke Catholic School Friday night.

The Saints finish the regular season with a 7-3 record. That is the best win-loss total under Coach Mike Biehl and is a one-game improvement over the 2017 season. NSA finished its regular season with a 42-21 loss to Roanoke Catholic.

Roanoke Catholic came into the matchup undefeated. They had also not scored anything under 40 points in any of their games this season.

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“They are a really good football team,” Biehl said. “No disrespect to any of the other teams we have faced, but they are probably the best-schemed team we have seen. We just didn’t make enough plays out there.”

Roanoke Catholic went up as much as 26-7 on the Saints before NSA was able to work its way back in the game a bit. However, the closer the Saints got, the more Roanoke Catholic started to pull away. On senior night, Zac Morris scored twice, while Ehron Knight added a score as well.

It is the third loss in a row for the Saints this season. With the playoffs up next, Biehl doesn’t seem worried about where the team is mentally right now.

“I think I have a group of tough-minded kids who understand where we are and how we got there,” he said. “I think we are going to seize the opportunity. They understand how hard it is to get to this point. Now we have to get in the playoffs and make some noise.”