NR bounces back against Great Bridge

Published 9:11 pm Monday, September 30, 2019

Nansemond River High School football team went to 3-1 on the season with a win against Great Bridge High School at home.

The Warriors returned home last Friday for another district matchup with Great Bridge. Nansemond River was coming off of its first loss of the season against Indian River High School in a rough outing, so the Warriors found a way to bounce back against Great Bridge with a 35-7 win.

“We started off a little rocky at the beginning of the game, but you’re always happy when you can get a win,” Warriors Coach Justin Conyers said. “Our coaches did a good job getting the kids locked in and ready to play and putting our loss behind us.”

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Nansemond River started off the game taking an early lead in the first quarter of play. After making some adjustments for the second half, the Warriors scored 21 points in the second half to run off with the game and their second win of the season.

“We made some adjustments and moved some people around, and we got things going in that second half,” Conyers said.

X’zavion Evans once again had a strong game for the Warriors, rushing for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Brent Stratton added two touchdowns on 49 rushing yards. Mar’keese Greene had four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Next for Nansemond River will be its first showdown with a Suffolk opponent, as the Warriors head to King’s Fork this Friday night. Immediately following their win Friday, Conyers told his team to get mentally prepared for a rival game, as the Warriors, just like the Cavs and Bulldogs, have goals of winning Suffolk. The Warriors are the reigning city champions from last season.

“We don’t lose in the city of Suffolk,” Conyers said. “We are looking forward to the challenge, and we’ll be really focused this week.”