Southampton Academy Raiders overcome by Patriots, 42-14

Published 4:56 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Southampton Academy started out well against the Faith Christian last Friday, but the game didn’t end that way for the hosts, losing 42-14.

The Raiders got their first points on the scoreboard a little more than six minutes into the first quarter. They made no further advancement themselves throughout the first half, but also kept their opponents scoreless, making the total 8-0.

Come the third quarter, though, the Patriots took command of the field and got their first goal at the 11:10 mark, complete with a 2-point conversion. At 6:18, that team scored again, 14-8; the conversion was no good. This was followed by another goal at 5:17. With the conversion, the Patriots stood at 22-8. They were not finished. With 36.5 seconds left, a pass was completed to a touchdown, bringing the Patriots up to 28-8.

Throughout, the Raiders fought to gain control, but kept getting pushed back.

At 5:52 in the fourth quarter, the Patriots got six more points, but no conversion. Then at 3:25, their final goal with the conversion put them at 42.

The Raiders got in one more goal at 1:01 to give make the final score at 42-14.

Southampton Academy goes to Rocky Mount Academy on Friday, Oct. 12, then to St. David’s School the following week on Oct. 19; game time is 7 p.m. both nights.