Warriors fall to Tigers

Published 10:03 pm Monday, October 21, 2019

The Warriors football took its second loss of the season against Oscar Smith High School on Friday.

In a hard-fought game against one of the premier teams in Virginia, Nansemond River High School fell 28-7. The loss puts Nansemond River at 5-2 on the year.

Oscar Smith jumped out to a 14-0 lead before the Warriors were able to score their only touchdown of the night, which was a rush by X’zavion Evans.

Oscar Smith went on to control the second half of the game. However, the Warriors felt good about some of the things they were able to do that game. The rushing attack for the Warriors wasn’t able to make much headway; however, defensively, the Warriors felt good about their performance. The Warriors totaled 120 yards themselves, but the defense was able to hold Oscar Smith to only 77 yards rushing.

“We competed,” Coach Justin Conyers said. “We felt like we stepped up defensively and did some good things. It wasn’t our night offensively, but we can definitely build off this performance. We are still in good shape.”

Nansemond River will get a chance to bounce back against Lakeland High School this Friday. The Warriors are already 1-0 against Suffolk opponents with a win over King’s Fork High School. They can become back-to-back city champions with a win Friday night.

“Coach Jones has been doing a good job over there,” Conyers said. “One of our main goals is to win the city of Suffolk, and we are looking forward to that chance to do so again. We want to bounce back, and I know the guys are going to be focused this week.”