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Rappahannock Raiders' Jarrett Gordon kicks a 40-yard field goal.

Rappahannock Raiders varsity football team handles Lancaster Red Devils, 30-6

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:18 am

The Raiders varsity football team was on the road playing the Red Devils on Friday Oct 17. On their first offensive drive they mixed in a 22 yard pass play with five running plays to move the ball 60 yards for the first score of the game and a (7-0) lead. Their next two drives were derailed by an interception and penalties. On the fourth drive they needed to get

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  • Cross Country’s highest finishers and times for Rappahannock High School runners from Belle Isle versus Lancaster

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

    The boys and girls from the Rappahannock and Lancaster high school cross country teams beat the cooling temperatures at the serene Belle Isle to the finish line with Lancaster runners coming in first place. With the boys and girls running together, Sean Jones from Lancaster finished ahead of everyone with a time of 18:55.Vilisha Waller had the best time of all the competing girls at 21:43. Ethan White did the

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  • Sporting events postponed

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    From Rappahannock High School: Tonight’s cross country match at Belle Isle State Park and home JV football game against Lancaster have both been postponed to tomorrow night, Thursday, 10/16.

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  • Raiders held scoreless by Drifters, 36-0

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Ronald Johnson (#31) stops the Drifters’ running back.

    The Raiders varsity football team was on the road Friday, October 9 against the varsity Drifters. In a penalty laden, turnover-filled game, the Raiders were able to move the ball and make stops on defense, but  were not able to push the ball across the goal line to score. In the second quarter, they had the ball at first and goal from the one yard line; however, an unsportsmanlike penalty

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  • Conference 43 Football Update: Northumberland hosts Washington & Lee, Lancaster hosts Rappahannock and Essex hosts Colonial Beach for homecoming

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am


     Coaching in football is similar to playing chess: you’re constantly using strategy and wit against your opponent. So if a plan is working effectively, do you change it? In the case of one Conference 43 team, Colonial Beach, the 5-1 squad has successfully run the football this season with an average rushing rate of over five yards per carry. But spectators still question if their offensive strategy will incorporate a

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  • Trojans fly past Eagles, 3-0

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 7:08 pm


    In Thursday’s “Think Pink” game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Essex varsity volleyball team once again demonstrated their year-long muscle when they surpassed the visiting Washington & Lee Lady Eagles in the third set to win 3-0. In the first set, the Trojans built up a big lead early on over the Eagles, going up 8-2 and then 19-10 over the visitors. The Eagles fought back to

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  • Rappahannock Raiders football team blanks Mathews, 48-0

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Anthony “AJ” Darby leads Marcus Byrd on a sweep.

    The Raiders hosted the Mathews Blue Devils on Friday October 3; homecoming for the Raiders varsity football team started fast and continued throughout the night. On the second play of the game Marcus Byrd bounced outside and up the right sideline for a 48 yard touchdown run. On the Blue Devils net possession the Raiders defense bent a little, yet they did not break; they stopped the Blue Devils on

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  • Essex Trojans lose contest to Division 3′s James Monroe

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Leo Gaskins attempts to break a tackle.

    The ambitious Essex Trojan football team fell short against a larger rival Friday night, losing to the James Monroe Yellow Jackets, 37-14, in Tappahannock. The Trojans, a top-rated Division 1 team, could not stay with the Division 3 Yellow Jackets in a game that played out quite differently than the two teams’ meeting last fall.  In that game, the Trojans took the Yellow Jackets into an overtime shoot-out before giving

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  • Lancaster Red Devils football team rebounds to beat West Point 37-23, remain undefeated

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    West Point’s varsity football team came onto Lancaster High School’s field with a heavy run game and a determination to hand the Red Devils their first loss of the season. But then Tyrell Henderson, Rasul Henderson and the Red Devils’ defense kicked into high gear. In the second half of play, the Red Devils overcame what was at one point a 12-point deficit with big plays on both sides of

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