The Broadwater Vikings rolled past the Portsmouth Christian Patriots 36- 14 for a Homecoming victory. Once again, the Viking offense rolled with a powerful running attack, as well as a dynamic passing game. On this crisp, beautiful Saturday, it was dominating line play on both sides of the ball that was the deciding factor. Special teams were also solid.
Broadwater started shaky, fumbling the ball away to the Patriots inside their own thirty on the first possession. The Viking came up big however, and stopped the Portsmouth Christian drive, taking over on downs inside the twenty-five yard line. The next two possessions led to Broadwater touchdowns, and the Vikings never looked back.
It was Homecoming, and with the score 36 – 0, coach Palmer began substituting his younger players. The defense, comprised of mainly freshman, fought hard but gave up a touchdown, making the score 36 – 7. Bringing in his young squad for the offense, the young Vikings got a decisive first down, but it was called back due to an illegal motion penalty. After giving the ball over on downs, Portsmouth Christian’s starters were driving once again on the young Broadwater squad. Portsmouth Christian was able to score on a long run, but not until after a strong effort by Nathan Crumb to hold the runner while Joey Creed delivered a brutal hit just at the goal line.
The Vikings travel all the way to Blackstone next week to face Kentson Forest. This is a must win for Broadwater if they wish to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Northampton Yellowjackets lost a squeaker to the neutral conference rival Chincoteague Pones, 34-28. The Jackets continue to show surprising growth, especially on offense with an impressive, grinding rushing attack. Despite a long, 80 yard run in the third quarter by Northampton, the Ponies were able to hold on for the victory. The Jackets travel to Quantico next week for a non-conference game @6pm.