Story by Adolphus Ames –
The Broadwater Vikings hosted the Richmond Christian Warriors last Saturday. They defeated the Warriors 58-26 to continue their three-game winning streak.
The Vikings opened the game with a lot of momentum. Running back Justin Ethridge scored a rushing touchdown on their first possession. On their next drive, quarterback Carson Savage threw a long pass to Rufus Abbott that placed the team in the red zone. A couple plays later, Savage rushed it in the end zone to give the Vikings an early 12-0 lead.
Warriors responded with a strong drive of their own that ended in a rushing touchdown. They recovered a fumble on the Vikings’ next possession, capitalizing on the turnover with a long touchdown pass that tied the game at 12. The two teams traded touchdowns back-and-forth until a rushing touchdown by Logan Hickman and a touchdown pass from Savage to Willie Holden gave the Vikings a comfortable lead. At halftime, they were on top 32-20. In the second half they pulled away, outscoring the Warriors 26-6.
Offensively, the Vikings had a balanced rushing and passing attack. Savage went 8-17 on passing attempts for a total of 182 passing yards, two touchdowns, and one rushing touchdown. Holden had one catch for 48 yards and one touchdown. Caleb McIntyre had two catches for 22 yards and one touchdown. Abbot had two catches for 51 yards. Brayden Washington had two catches for 36 yards.
On the ground, Willie Petka had 14 carries for 162 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Ethridge had six carries for 71 rushing yards and one touchdown. Sawyer Johnson had four carries for 22 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Defensively, Washington had three tackles, five tackle assists, one sack, and one interception. Johnson had three tackles, four tackle assists, and one sack. Colvin Willis had two tackles, four tackle assists, and two sacks.
The Vikings’ next home game is Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. They will host a Virginia Episcopal School team coming off an 8-point loss to Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot.