IWA Chargers rout Div. 3 school Portsmouth Christian

Published 11:42 am Saturday, August 30, 2014

PORTSMOUTH—The Isle of Wight Academy Chargers put on a clinic, defeating the Portsmouth Christian Patriots 47-0 on their home grass in a VISAA out of division football match.

Dale Chapman, head coach of the Div. 4 Chargers, said, “It was a night where we couldn’t do anything wrong. Our special teams led the way and did a great job. Really, in all three phases of the game we were great.”

The Chargers offense had 284 yards through the air and on the ground, while the defense held the Patriots to just 93 yards.

Charger quarterback Bryce Casey was a perfect 7-7 passing for a total of 171 yards.

Aaron Fronfelter started the momentum for the Chargers as he took a first quarter, first play of the game kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown. Kicker Josh Weihe booted the extra point to give the Raiders a 7-0 lead.

The Chargers added two more touchdowns in the first quarter to increase their lead 21-0; first, Alec Edwards scored from 6 yards out at 6:54; and Carson Robertson scored from 1 yard out with 3:13 to go.

By the half the Chargers were cruising with a 41-0 lead, getting three touchdowns in the second quarter. The first was a 20 yard reception by Fronfelter from Casey; the second a 50 yard reception by Weihe from Casey; Weihe missed on this extra point; and the third was a 60-yard punt return by Caleb Davis.

The Chargers added the last score of the night in the 3rd quarter as Bryce Casey crossed the goal line on a 2 yard run. The kick by Weihe failed, but the Chargers had a comfortable lead of 47-0 which, held to the end of the game.

Caleb Davis led the way rushing with 2 carries for 47 yards. Weihe, who was questionable to start the season, led the way for receivers with 2 catches for 87 yards.

“Josh was cleared and we are playing him some,” Chapman said. “We are limiting him as we go along. But he is really explosive when he has the ball.”

The Chargers also picked off the Portsmouth quarterbacks 3 times.

Isle of Wight opens the season 1-1, while Portsmouth, a VISAA Div. 3 team, is 0-2.