On a rain-soaked field last Thursday night, the Mathews High School varsity football team fell to the visiting Rappahannock Raiders, 42-0.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but was moved up a day because of the forecast for continued rains and high tides, and the impending threat of Hurricane Joaquin. Ken Brown Field was already soaked when the boys went out an hour before game time to warm up in the pouring rain.
There were very few bright spots for Mathews in the shutout loss. Defensive tackle Hunter Scales had four tackles for a loss and a sack. Elijah Willis had six tackles from his safety position. Stuart Anderson had one run of about 30 yards. The loss dropped the Devils’ record to 2-3.
The junior varsity Devils were also shut out by the Raiders; Mathews lost that game on the road last Wednesday by a 56-0 margin.
The JV team was scheduled to play at King and Queen last night. The varsity team, meanwhile, will host the King and Queen Central Tigers on ...
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