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Rappahannock Raiders varsity football team defeats Middlesex Chargers

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

The Varsity Raiders football team was on the road Friday, September 12 to play the Middlesex Chargers. The Raiders ran up 252 yards of total offense with 221 coming on the ground. They were led by Marcus Byrd, whom had 139 yards on 8 carries with two touchdowns. Quarterback Ken Pierson and running back Jaquan Thompson found the end zone for the other two offensive scores. They were stingy on

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  • Essex Trojans steamroll King William Cavaliers, 35-0

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Malik Martin rolls in for his second touchdown of the night as Essex, defeated King William, 35-0, Friday night in Central Garage.

    On Friday night, Essex Coach John Fulks came off the field praising his team’s efforts in a hard-fought contest.  “We were able to finish a game tonight,” he said. It sounded almost like the game was close. It wasn’t. Essex traveled to King William and shut out the Cavaliers, 35-0, to notch the team’s first win of the season. The victory was a stark contrast to the finish two weeks earlier,

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen hold off Big Red

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    The offensive line paved the way for another victory.

    The Northern Neck Rivermen was on the road Saturday, Sept. 13 versus the Arbutus Big Red. With a win the Rivermen would clinch the North Division and host the first round of the playoffs. The Rivermen hit the ground running with a 2 yard touchdown run by Daniel Barnes in the first quarter. In the second quarter, quarterback Walt Covington connected with Tim Short for a 75 yard touchdown pass.

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  • Rappahannock Raiders handle West Point Pointers, 34-13

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Marcus Byrd breaks loose for a 51-yard touchdown.

    The Rappahannock Raiders Varsity football team was home for their season opener versus the West Point Pointers on Friday, September 5. The game and season were off to a good start when Marcus Byrd took the opening hand off 51 yards up the right sideline for a touchdown. Kenneth Pierson dropped a pass over the shoulder for Jarrett Gordon for a 26 yard touchdown reception, and a (14-0) lead. Pierson

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  • Cross country dashes into action at Essex High School

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Mercedes Fortune (at left) crosses the finish line.

    Essex High School hosted tri-school cross country boys and girls meet with Mathews and Washington and Lee on Wednesday, September 3. Cross country is a team and individual event that’s run over natural terrain. The course is typically between (2.5 and 7.5) miles long, and it can cover flat land, woods, hills, gravel, and/or paved surfaces. The Essex High School’s figure-eight course setup by head Coach Ann Thomas is 3.1

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  • First Annual Guns and Hoses Bowl at Northumberland YMCA

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Dustin Taylor runs the ball for the “Guns” law enforcement team (in blue).

    Police beat firemen, 41-22 Essex High School hosted tri-school cross country boys and girls meet with Mathews and Washington and Lee on Wednesday, September 3. Cross country is a team and individual event that’s run over natural terrain. The course is typically between (2.5 and 7.5) miles long, and it can cover flat land, woods, hills, gravel, and/or paved surfaces. The Essex High School’s figure-eight course setup by head Coach

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  • Lady Pointers defeat Rappahannock Raiders volleyball team in regular season opener

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    MaKenzie Hall serves up one of her four aces.

    The Lady Raiders hosted the Lady Pointers in a volleyball game on Thursday August 28. High school volleyball is a best of five scoring system; in which the sets are played to 25 points, except the final set is played to 15. The teams use rally scoring where a point is scored on every serve, regardless of who serves. The first set was back and forth early on; the visiting

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen back down Crusaders

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    The Northern Neck Rivermen defense lines up to rush the offense.

    The Northern Neck Rivermen traveled to Jacksonville, Va to face the TC Crusaders on Saturday August 23. The Rivermen were first on the board with a 10 yard touchdown run by Tim Short. Then their defense took the game over; Devonte Reynolds recovered a fumble and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown to put his team up (15-0) late in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Chris Campbell

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  • Essex County youth get into the game

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Youth players bring the runner to the ground.

    Essex County Youth football began play Saturday August 23 in Westmoreland. You can’t have a High School team that went to back to back State Championship games without instilling discipline on the lower levels. The three divisions Peewee, JV, and Varsity all had a strong showing. After weeks of practice that included going to the jungle (a term the coaches coined for running from the practice field to the edge

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