Southampton plays tough in loss to Park View

Published 12:06 am Saturday, October 13, 2012


Southampton High School senior Jerry Wright after catching a reception runs the ball to the 1-yard line to set up the Indians for their only touchdown against Park View on Friday. -- GWEN ALBERS/TIDEWATER NEWS

COURTLAND—Southampton High School lost 21-6 to Southside District opponent Park View on Friday.

The Indians dropped to 1-7 overall and 0-2 in the district, while Park View improved to 7-1 and 2-0 in the district.

“It was a good game; both teams played hard,” said Southampton Head Coach Wes Griffith. “The guys played hard tonight. They played four quarters especially on defense. Offensively we are still trying to dig down and get the motor that we need. “

The Indians lost to Park View 52-6 in a non-district game on Sept. 21.

“The first time we were not disciplined,” said Griffith. “We didn’t stay home. We were flying with the football, and that reverse killed us every time. Tonight for the most part we stayed home. “

The Indians scored with 8:14 left in the first half when senior Trevoris Evans found the end zone from 1-yard out; the kick by sophomore Russell Balance was no good. The score capped off an 11-play, 5:28 possession.

Both teams were scoreless in the second half.

Jerry Wright led the Indians on the night with 14 rushes for 74 yards; while Evans had 11 rushes for 36 yards with a touchdown.

The Indians have a bye week next week before hosting the Brunswick Bulldogs on Oct. 26.