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Mathews falls to Indians, 60-7

The Mathews High School varsity football team dropped to 0-3 on the season with a lopsided loss on Friday to the visiting Northumberland Indians, 60-7.

After Northumberland scored on its first possession, Mathews had an opportunity to even the mark at 7-7 and change the tempo of the game. However, a drive deep in Indian territory ended with a fumble inside NHS’s red zone.

It went downhill from there as Northumberland pulled ahead by a 34-0 margin before Mathews could manage to make it on the scoreboard with a touchdown pass of about 55 yards from quarterback Thurman Hudgins to receiver Mason Kemp with 1:35 left in the half. Kemp’s PAT kick was the last point the Devils could manage. The Indians struck once more in the closing seconds to give them a 41-7 halftime edge. This Friday, Mathews will host the 2-1 Essex Trojans, starting at 7 p.m. Following a season-opening loss to Goochland, the Trojans have posted wins over King William (35-0) and Nandua (62-8). Essex has als...

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