Streaks extend in opposite directions for IWA, TA

Published 1:18 am Saturday, October 11, 2008

Isle of Wight Academy stayed unbeaten with a 55-8 victory over Tidewater Academy on Friday night.

The Chargers improved to 7-0 overall, 4-0 in the Virginia Commonwealth Conference. The Warriors fell to 0-7, 0-5.

The Warriors’ losing streak was extended to 28 games, while IWA has won 13 straight.

The Chargers finished with 474 yards of offense and held TA to 150.

IWA started the scoring in the first quarter when Heath Price ran for a 15-yard touchdown. The Chargers made it 14-0 on Daniel Brown’s 41-yard touchdown with 51 seconds left in the first quarter.

IWA stretched it to 21-0 on Brown’s 9-yard touchdown run. Brown then hit Zach Warnick for a 64-yard touchdown pass and Price for an 18-yard scoring strike to make it 35-0 at halftime.

Price added an 8-yard touchdown run and Charles Keyt a 31-yard run in the third quarter. IWA’s final score was a 41-yard run by Greg Chaffer.

Tidewater’s only score was a 1-yard run by Ferley Yerby with 2:48 left in the game. Scott Hammel ran in the two-point conversion for the Warriors.

Price led the Chargers’ rushing attack with 10 carries for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Quesinberry finished with 60 yards.

Brown completed 3-of-4 passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

Rhyne Seward led the Warriors on the ground with 15 carries for 50 yards. Yerby completed 7-of-14 passes for 48 yards and one interception.

“Isle of Wight has a good program,” said Tidewater coach Andy Rippeon. “They’ve won three straight state championships. You don’t win three consecutive state championships by coincidence, so obviously they’re doing something right over there. You look at a program like that, and that’s the level at what you want to compete.”

IWA head coach Dale Chapman said the Chargers “played as a team. On any given night if any man’s number’s going to be called, we ask him to make sure he is going to do something positive. It’s been that way every week.”