The Mathews High School football streak came to a rather abrupt end on Friday evening, as the Blue Devils fell to another unbeaten squad, King William, by a 59-14 margin. The loss drops the MHS varsity team’s record to 6-1 overall; 1-1 in the Tidewater District.
Although the 7-0 Cavaliers are in the same district as Mathews, they are a larger school and compete in Division 2 in post-season play, whereas Mathews is in Division 1. That’s good news for the Devils, who won’t have to face the Cavaliers a second time in the playoffs.
The Cavaliers dominated the entire game, holding Mathews to only 79 offensive yards. Mathews did have a glimmer of hope early when James Pavik intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown to make the score 7-7.
But that was as close as it would get, as the Cavaliers went on to rack up 27 unanswered points before Pavik, this time on offense, scored on a 4-yard carry just before halftime. Tyler Tillman was 2-for-2 in PAT at...
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