Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Drifters derail Raiders with Single-Wing

Drifters derail Raiders

Leonard Banks 03.OCT.07

In spite of having several key players out for school-related disciplinary actions, Colonial Beach [2-2] managed to shutout the Rappahannock Raiders [1-4] 36-0. Brandon Foster butchered the Raider defense with three touchdowns, which featured 112 yards on 21 carries.

Fans got a glimpse of the future as sophomores Dylan Farinet and Travis Cundiff showcased their talents. Farinet engineered two scoring drives before being replaced at halftime by backup quarterback, T.T. Carey. Farinet’s speed and ability to read shifting defenses could one day land him the starting quarterback position, at the varsity level.

Cundiff is a gritty, no-nonsense football player who comes to play, rain or sunshine. On defense against the Raiders, his 15-yard interception set up the Drifters’ first score. On offense, the iron man rushed for 21 yards on five carries. Cundiff could very well be the heir-apparent to Foster’s impending graduation to collegiate football.

Another young Drifter who is quickly raising rival eyebrows is Nick Peterson. Peterson had one interception against Rappahannock.

Presently, Farinet and Cundiff are sharpening their skills at the junior varsity level.

Game results:

After Cundiff returned the ball deep into the Raiders’ red-zone, Foster scored from one yard out to give the Drifters the lead. Deshawn Viers scored the two-point conversion, making the score 8-0.

On the ensuing Drifter possession, Foster completed the final scoring in the first quarter, as he capped off a 44-yard scoring drive with a 12-yard score, making the score 14-0.

In the second half, Carey returned in the quarterback position to complete a 30-yard scoring drive. Eluding Raider tacklers, he rumbled through the Raiders defense for a 13-yard score.

Ahead by 22 points, the Drifters suffocated the Raiders’ one-man offense [Timothy Banks]. In fact, the Raiders finished the night with a total of 90-yards of offense.

After a key interception by Nick Peterson and a blocked punt by Tim Wilson, the Drifters capitalized on a tired Raider defense.

After Foster scored from one yard out, making the score 28-0, Cundiff completed the Drifters scoring as he bolted through the Raiders’ defense for a 20-yard score.

In spite of a lackluster offense that often times sputtered, the Raiders had strong performances from running backs Timothy Banks and Roger Jones. Banks and Jones played key roles on defense in stopping several potential scoring drives that would have put the game out of reach in the early stages of the first half.

This Friday, the Drifters will have their hands full when they travel to play Franklin High School [4-0]. After a tough loss for the Tri-Rivers District championship, the Broncos finished with a record of 7-4 for the 2006 season. Also on Friday, Rappahannock will host Mathews.

In a show of support, the Drifter varsity coaching staff is asking Drifter fans to wear black Drifter athletic apparel to symbolize a black-out of the Broncos. Long-sleeve Drifter football shirts will be on sale at Colonial Beach High School, on Wednesday October 3.


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