SHS loses 35-7 in battle of Indians

Published 11:31 am Saturday, October 17, 2009

POWHATAN—Powhatan, the class of the Southside District, broke open a close game with Southampton High on Friday night and finished with a 35-7 victory to stay undefeated.

Powhatan led off the scoring in the first quarter when Landen Bradley ran for a 4-yard touchdown with 7:25 to play in the period. Ellis Moore booted the extra point to give the host Indians a 7-0 lead.

Southampton (2-4, 1-2) came right back to tie the game when Andre Rawls scored on a 2-yard run and Luis Lino kicked the extra point for a 7-7 tie with 11:22 to play in the half.

Powhatan then reeled off the next 28 points. The home team (6-0, 3-0) took a 14-7 lead 4:48 before the half when Shawn Minor scored on a 7-yard touchdown run. Moore’s extra point boot upped the lead to 14-7.

Powhatan scored three times in the third quarter. Minor broke loose for a 26-yard touchdown dash and Dustin Kingery scored on a 7-yard run for the 28-7 lead.

Powhatan finished the scoring when Minor threw a 21-yard touchdown strike to Josh Morris with 28 seconds to play in the third quarter.

Despite scoring just once, Southampton managed 164 yards of offense, including 117 yards rushing on 22 carries by Rawls.

Powhatan rolled up 402 yards of offense, including 158 yards rushing for Bradley, 87 yards rushing for Dion Berry, and 154 all-purpose yards by Minor.

SHS Coach Littleton Parker said his team played well in the first half.

“We played a good first half. We let down a little bit in the third quarter and the score got away from us,” Parker said. “They have been putting 50 and 60 points on everybody else.”

Southampton hosts Parkview in a homecoming tilt Friday at 7:30 p.m.

“We got to go to work on Monday to prepare for the homecoming game against Parkview,” Parker said. “The scouting started tonight.”