By Craig Allen
On Saturday, October 25th the 9-1 EGRA JV Renegades faced off against the Nottoway Gators to see who would go the Super Bowl. The Renegades would receive the ball first. Starting off with a 1st and 10 on their own 49 Yard Line, Kemory Sykes would take the handoff from Jayden White and put it the End Zone for 6. On the Conversion attempt the Renegades would get back up five yards for an Offside Penalty and would still come up short to make the score 6-0. Nottoway would receive the ball next and would find themselves looking at a 2nd and 14 at the 49. The Renegades Robert “Sneaky” Rice would turn up the defensive heat with a hard blow to the Nottoway runner to force and recover a fumble. The Renegades would take over with a 1st and 10 at the Gator’s 48 Yard Line. Kemory Sykes would have a nice carry to the 25 Yard Line. At the 2:26 mark, the Renegades were looking at a 3rd and 9, when Emari Brown would have a nice 6 Yard Carry and would follow this up with a Touchdown Carry. Brett Allen would try to add 2 more to the Score, but the kick would be blocked by the Gators. This would bring the 1st Quarter to an end with the Renegades up 12-0. Nottoway would receive the ball next but would turnover the ball to the Renegades at the 7:09 mark with a fumble recovered by Ha’Saan Edwards . Emporia would be unable to advance the ball very far and would turn over to the Gators at the 4:48 mark. The Renegades would be called for a 15 Yard Facemask Penalty and an Offside Penalty during this possession and Nottoway would score a Touchdown at the 37 second mark. The Point After Attempt was unsuccessful and the Half would come to an end with the Score 12-6 in favor of the Renegades.
In the Third Quarter Nottoway would eat up the clock and would finally advance the ball to the 20 Yard Line. Threatening to score again in the Fourth Quarter, Nottoway would get as close as the 4 Yard Line but the Renegades Defense would show Nottoway why we have held our opponents to only 31 points in ten games. With the Turnover on Downs , Emporia would start their drive off with a 1st and 10 at the 2 Yard Line. The Renegades would get penalized for twelve players on the field, and would try to get something going with a nice carry by Emari Brown to the 14 Yard Line. Nottoway would turn up their defense and would recover a fumble on the 17 Yard Line at the 1:51 mark. Emporia would be called for twelve men on the field again to give the Gators a 1st and 5 on the 12 at the 1:22 mark. Nottoway would have a carry to advance them to the 6 Yard Line. On the next play Robert Rice would plow through the Gators line to cause a fumble that would be recovered by the Renegades. The Clock would run out and the Rengades would be Victorious over the Gators with the Final Score 12-6. The Renegades will play the Buckingham Knights in the James River District Super Bowl on Saturday, November 1st. This game will take place at Lunenburg County High School at 10am. Thanks to everyone in the Emporia-Greensville Community for your support.