Indians to try for another win

Published 7:59 am Wednesday, October 7, 2009

COURTLAND—With Southampton High School’s large win over Bluestone last week, the Indians will go for their second straight win over a Southside District opponent.

This week, Southampton will host Brunswick at 7:30 p.m. Southampton High School is 2-2.

Brunswick is 1-3 after a 40-14 win over Greensville County last Friday, but the Bulldogs could very easily be 3-1.

Brunswick has lost all three of its games by a touchdown or less, including a 13-12 setback to Hopewell.

This is an important game in the Southside District standings for Southampton. Littleton Parker, Southampton head coach, said Brunswick has a big team.

“We have seen them on film, and they have a lot of good skill kids and they are big. They have one of the biggest offensive lines we will see,” he said. “They have played some good teams.”

Parker said, in some ways, Brunswick will be similar to Bluestone.

“They are not hard to prepare for, but you have to get the kids to understand what they are facing, and we have to eliminate mistakes,” Parker said.

In other action Friday night:

Franklin (4-1) will try to get back on the winning track with a 7 p.m. matchup at home against King & Queen on homecoming night.

King & Queen is 1-4 after Friday night’s 46-6 loss to Colonial Beach.

The Royal Tigers’ lone win came over Rappahannock 30-29, and King & Queen has been outscored 229-54 this season.

Windsor (2-3) will host Arcadia at 7 p.m. in a non-district tuneup before the Tri-Rivers District season starts next week.

Arcadia is 0-5 and was blown out 42-0 last Friday by Mathews. The Firebirds have been outscored 251-40 in five games.

Southampton Academy (5-1) will travel to Tidewater Academy in a 7 p.m. matchup, which is not a Virginia Commonwealth Conference game this season. SA is 5-1 while TA is 0-5.

Isle of Wight Academy (6-0) travels to Broadwater Academy for a 3 p.m. Saturday kickoff.

IWA remains undefeated, while Broadwater is 1-5 and picked up its lone win last Friday night, 42-19 over Kenston Forest.