Tidewater Academy ends season with loss

Published 10:52 am Saturday, October 24, 2009

WAKEFIELD—Kenston Forest jumped out to a 26-0 lead and dropped Tidewater Academy 26-6 in a non-conference football game Friday night.

The contest was Tidewater Academy’s last chance in 2009 to end a long losing streak. Instead, the Warriors ended the season 0-8 and lost their 38th straight game.

Tidewater Academy head coach David Rodgers, in his first season as coach at the school, was upbeat about the future of the program.

“They competed and that’s all I can ask for. We have expectations for next year. Look out for us, because we are going to come full speed,” Rodgers said in his postgame comments. “It was disappointing (not winning any games), but we achieved things during the season. Step one was trying to compete. Next year, we will try to win two or three games.”

After a scoreless first quarter, Kenston Forest opened the scoring with 10:53 left in the second quarter when Dezon Bloodsworth crossed the goalline from 1 yard out. The extra point was kicked by Ford Scott for a 7-0 lead.

The Krusaders kept up the scoring when quarterback Garrett Martin hit Brandon Southworth with a 29-yard touchdown pass with 7:17 left in the first half. The kick failed and the lead held at 13-0.

Martin and Southworth connected again, this time for 45 yards with 2:58 left in the half for a 19-0 lead.

Kenston Forest opened up a 26-0 lead when Scott scored on a 15-yard run at the 5:46 mark of the third quarter.

The Warriors got on the board with 1:46 left in the game when quarterback Ferley Yerby threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Lamont Moore.

The sloppy game featured a combined 227 yards in penalties and 36 flags.

Yerby was 24-for-57 for 211 yards through the air. He was also sacked seven times for 91 yards in losses.

Moore had 10 catches for 111 yards.