Story and Photo by Brennan Waldorf
On Sept. 27 the Nandua Warriors reversed roles compared to the week before as they were the goliath in a matchup against Lancaster High School. The Red Devils traveled from the Northern Neck district and have an enrollment of 361, which is nearly half of Nandua High School. This was clearly evident on the field, as the Devils were outmatched in every aspect of the game.
The Warriors dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball from start to finish. They quickly found the end zone against a porous and overwhelmed Red Devil squad. The Warriors blitzed often and found success penetrating and meeting Red Devil rushers before they could even secure a handoff. With the Warriors crushing the offensive line, the Red Devils found themselves in punt formation early and often. Punting did not go well as the Warriors often broke through and forced small punts of no more than 15 yards in the first quarter.
With good field positioning due to the strong defensive efforts, the Warriors easily found the end zone in the first half. They scored on the ground and in the air with ease, having multiple scores on single plays. They ran the score up 35-0 in the first quarter alone. After a quarterback keep that saw Joe Teasley cross the plane on a ten-yard run, the clock was set to run with 12 minutes left in the second quarter.
In the second half the Warriors let off on the gas and ran the clock out, scoring two more times and allowing a garbage time touchdown. They move to 3-2 on the season and will travel north Oct. 4 to face a Cambridge-South Dorchester team that features a balanced offense and is 3-1 on the season.