Vikings Winning Streak Comes to an End

Brayden Washington intercepts a pass intended for a Virginia Episcopal receiver.

Story and Photo by Adolphus Ames –

The Broadwater Vikings hosted the Virginia Episcopal Bishops last Saturday. They lost 30-20, snapping their three-game winning streak.

The Vikings opened the game in good field position thanks to a long kickoff return by Brayden Washington. A few plays later, quarterback Carson Savage threw a touchdown pass that gave the Vikings an early 6-0 lead. The Bishops first drive ended with an interception by Washington, but they climbed back in the game with a long touchdown pass midway through the second quarter. 

With 16 seconds left in the second quarter, the Bishops scored a rushing touchdown and made a successful 2-point conversion attempt that placed them on top 14-6. Short on time, the Vikings pulled out a successful trick play. Savage tossed the ball to Washington, and Washington threw a long pass that landed directly in a wide receiver’s hands in the end zone. At halftime the score was 14-12. In the second half, the Bishops outscored the Vikings 16-8.

As usual, the Vikings had a well-balanced passing and rushing attack. Savage went 25-35 on passing attempt for a total of 179 yards and two touchdowns. Rufus Abbott had two catches for 13 yards and one touchdown. Willie Holden had two catches for 45 yards and one touchdown. Justin Ethridge had eight catches for 100 yards.

On the ground, Sawyer Johnson had four carries for 20 yards and one rushing touchdown. Ethridge had five carries for 22 yards. Willie Petka had three caries for 20 yards.

Washington had five tackle assists, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery.  Logan Hickman had five tackles, two tackle assists, and two interceptions. Ethridge had six tackles and three tackle assists. Garrett Miles had one tackle and six tackle assists. 

The Vikings’ next home game is Saturday, Oct. 23. They will host the Chincoteague Ponies at 2 p.m. 

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