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Chargers host Raiders tonight

Middlesex middle linebacker Landon Norwood (on ground #52) makes a tackle on a Washington & Lee ball carrier last Friday night at MHS in Saluda.  (Photo by Kristee Norwood)

by Larry Chowning

The Middlesex High School Chargers opened regular season play last Friday, August 24, with a 47-7 non-district varsity football loss to a dominant Washington & Lee team from the Northern Neck District.

The Chargers only touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Ryan Smith tallied on a 5-yard run and first-year kicker Aaron Akers made the extra point.

Quarterback Logan Snyder completed 3 of 8 passing attempts for 35 yards. Snyder also rushed for 73 yards on 14 attempts, averaging 5.2 yards a carry.

On defense, A. Smith paced the Chargers with 9 solo tackles and one assist; Brown, 4 solos, 2 assists; Landon Norwood, 4 solo tackles; Cole Ruark, 4 assists; and R. Smith, Mike Barney, Reed, 1 tackle and 1 assist each.

The Chargers will host Rappahannock at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 30.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newsstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 08.29.2018

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