When the Rappahannock Raiders were here a few weeks back for homecoming, they made it look easy in their lop-sided win over the Indians. Friday night there in the Region 1A East opening round, the score might have been about the same but the Indians put together one of their strongest games of the year, eventually falling 49-14 to the region’s second seeded team.

Northumberland kicked off to the Raiders and stopped them cold on a “three and out” series. Unfortunately, they were unable to take opportunity of good field position and had give the ball back. Rappahannock has always been known for hardnosed football and this game was no exception. But for much of the game, Northumberland gave as good as they got in line play. Rappahannock scored once in the opening twelve minutes of play.

In the second period they scored three times before the Indians could get their offense clicking. Late in the first half, seniors Mason Adams and Derrick Smith combined a very pretty sixty-three yard pass play. Harry Lee was true on the point after.

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The Northumberland Indians and the Rappahannock Raiders fighting it out at the line.