Freshmen meet challenge against Northampton

Published 10:03 pm Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Two freshmen were pressed into service this past week for Windsor, and both met the challenge. R.J. Edwards rushed for 136 yards on nine carries (over 15 yards per carry) and Oris Bowers rushed for 85 yards on 10 carries (8.5 yards per carry). Both had some key runs in the game.

Edwards opened the Windsor scoring with a 13-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

Bowers had a 10-yard run on a third- and-two play, which gave Windsor the ball on the Northampton 15. Two plays later the Dukes scored.

On Windsor’s third touchdown drive, Bowers had runs of eight and four yards, and Edwards picked up a 36-yard gain down the sideline to set the Dukes up.

In the second half, Bowers had an eight yard gain and two plays later Edwards broke loose for a 48-yard touchdown run.

Edwards also had a 33-yard touchdown run and Bowers contributed another 19-yard score on the ground.

Looks like Windsor will have a triple threat in the backfield once Lafayette Murphy returns to action.

Boy, does Kenston Forest School need new turf on its football field, or at least a lawn mower.

Perhaps the shaggy rug is the Kavaliers’ way of slowing down the other teams’ offense?

It didn’t work against Southampton Academy. The Raiders still had 184 yards rushing on Friday night in their 22-6 win.

The Raiders fumbled five times on the slick field against the Kavaliers, but lost just one of them.

Kenston Forest scored its only touchdown in the last 50 seconds of the game. Good luck against Isle of Wight Academy this week.

Chowan University football is still having problems scoring points. The Hawks (0-2) had just 43 yards passing on 8-for-37 through the air in a 13-0 loss to St. Paul’s.

The team averaged more per rush than it did per pass.

The Hawks converted just 4-of-20 third down opportunities.

Still, the Hawks were in the game. Two defensive lapses cost them. Saint Pauls’ scored on two long rushes — one for 62 yards and for 49 yards.

The Hawks have a home game game against Brevard College (1-1) Saturday at noon.

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot blasted Tidewater Academy 62-6 Thursday night in a battle of Virginia Commonwealth Conference foes.

Tidewater Academy drops to 0-3 on the season.

The Warriors host Chincoteague at 7 p.m. Friday.