SHS suffers 25-13 loss to Nottoway

Published 10:57 am Saturday, October 30, 2010

Southampton High School junior Koran Evans (22) intercepts a Nottoway pass in the end zone. -- Jim Hart | Tidewater News


COURTLAND—Nottoway rushed for 396 yards compared to Southampton High School’s mere 6 to defeat the Indians 25-13 during their homecoming.

It’s could’ve been worse. Nottoway lost 81 yards on 9 penalties.

The Cougar victory in the Southside District match-up dashes Southampton’s hopes for the playoffs.

The Indians fell to 4-5 overall and 3-2 in the Southside District. Nottoway improved to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the district.

Jaron White was the only Indian who gained any yards on the ground. The junior running back rushed for 16 yards on 4 carries, while junior Saiquan Mason ended up with -1 yard on 7 carries, sophomore Jerry Wright -2 yards on 3 carries and senior Billy Nixon -1 on 7 carries.

Nixon completed five of 16 passes for 72 yards. His top receiver was junior Koran Evans, making 2 catches for 57 yards.

Nottoway had four players who rushed for more than 70 yards each.

Nottoway passed for 13 yards.

The Cougars opened the scoring on a 1-yard run with 9:07 left in the first quarter. The kick was blocked by Southampton.

Nottoway scored with 10:50 left in the second quarter on a 3-yard run. The attempt to score 2 points failed, giving the Cougars a 12-0 lead.

On the very next play, Southampton’s White scored a 91-yard touchdown on a kickoff return. Travis Boone’s kick was good.

Nottoway made the final score in the first half with 4:52 remaining on a 7-yard run. An attempt to score 2 more points failed.

Nottoway made the score 25-7 with 8:51 left in the fourth quarter.

The Indians scored the final touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run by Nixon with 5:43 remaining.

Both teams fumbled once and lost those fumbles.

Southampton will travel to Greensville on Friday, Nov. 5, for its final regular season game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.