Isle of Wight Academy defeats Fredericksburg Christian

Published 4:25 pm Tuesday, September 13, 2016

by James J. Liddington

Donald King keyed the Isle of Wight Academy offense as the Chargers passed a key test against Fredericksburg Christian School 27-7 here on Friday.

King rushed seven times for a game-high 117 yards and scored three times, two on the ground and one on a 33-yard pass play from quarterback Jordan Baines. Five other Chargers carried the ball for a combined 40 yards.

After their initial possession ended without a first down, IWA punted to Fredericksburg, a low-flying affair that resulted in a 50-yard return to set up the Eagles at the IWA 10-yard line.

Three plays later, Aaron Johnson ran the ball in for a touchdown. The PAT made the IWA deficit 7-0 with 8:46 remaining in the first period. They would be the Eagles’ final points of the night.

After the ensuing kickoff, King took a first-down hand-off from Baines 68 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-6.

On their next drive, the Chargers went 70 yards in four plays, culminating in Baines’ 33-yard strike to King. Baines also ran in the two-point conversion to make it 14-7 IWA.

Two possessions later, IWA’s Damond Turner 59-yard punt return gave the Chargers the ball at the Fredericksburg 21-yard line. Four plays later, Baines ran it in from two yards away. Tre Powell’s kick made it 21-7 with 3:57 left in the first half.

King’s run in the fourth quarter was the only scoring of the second half as IWA kept Fredericksburg’s motion offense under control. Senior Zach Hinson’s 19 tackles led his defense. Freshman Hunter Edwards had 11 tackles.

IWA ran its record to 2-1; the Eagles fell to 1-1.

JAMES J. LIDDINGTON is a teacher at Isle of Wight Academy. He can be contacted at 357-3866.