Isle of Wight Academy Chargers overtaken by Saints, 46-7

Published 11:59 am Wednesday, September 19, 2018

by James J. Lidington

George Pettaway rushed for 267 yards as his Nansemond-Suffolk Academy team routed homestanding Isle of Wight Academy 46-7 here on Monday night.

Pettaway also scored three times. Saints’ QB Ian McAninley passed for 183 yards and three touchdowns.

IWA was paced by senior running back Hunter Edwards’ 146 rushing yards, including a touchdown.

The Chargers had hoped to avenge last year’s heartbreaking 35-34 loss to N-SA, which saw the Saints score 21 unanswered points in the third and fourth quarters in the first meeting between the squads since the 1990s. What they got Monday was disappointment of another order.

N-SA raced ahead to a 21-0 lead before IWA dented the scoreboard on Edwards’ 20-yard scamper in the third quarter.

The Chargers were plagued by turnovers in the game, losing two fumbles and tossing a trio of interceptions. Those miscues led to 21 N-SA points.

Nansemond-Suffolk’s Zac Morris was a receiving threat for his team, catching 4 passes — 3 of those for touchdowns — for 140 yards.

The Saints’ defense also stymied IWA’s attack, limiting the Chargers to 237 total yards. The two teams also combined for 212 penalty yards.

The Saints improved their record to 4-0; IWA falls to the .500 mark at 2-2.

The Chargers square off against Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot this Friday in Powhatan. It will be their second contest in five days, thanks to the postponement of last Friday’s tilt against N-SA due to effects from Hurricane Florence.

NSA: 7 14   6 19 – 46

IWA: 0   0   7   0 – 7

Zac Morris 84 pass from Ian McAninley (Morris kick)

George Pettaway 55 run (Morris kick)

Pettaway 97 run (Morris kick)

I – Hunter Edwards 20 run (Tre Powell kick)

Morris 20 pass from McAninley (Morris kick)

Morris 17 pass from McAninley (Morris kick)

Pettaway 55 run (kick failed)

Caleb Evans 45 interception return (kick failed)


First Downs: 11; 10

Rushes/Yds: 20/279; 46-235.

Passing Yds: 183; 2

Passing: 7-16-1; 1-11-3

Punts/Avg: 3/29; 4/30

Fum/Lost: 0; 2-2

Penalties: 14-167; 9-105

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