The Altavista Colonels traveled to Amelia County this past Friday night for some high school football action, falling to the Raiders 50-7. Amelia would strike first, marching 65 yards down the field on the opening possession of the game. That drive culminated in a 3-yard TD run by running back DeQuan Pegram for an early 8-0 lead. Raiders quarterback Antonio Harris stretched the lead to 14-0, scoring on an 8 yard TD scamper, but Altavista immediately answered when Makel Stone took the ensuing kickoff and darted 80 yards for the touchdown to pull the Colonels within 14-7. The momentum shifted on the very next kickoff, as Pegram countered with his own 80-yard TD return to make it 22-7. The Raiders would add yet another score late in the second quarter to take a 30-7 advantage into the locker room.
The Altavista offense would continue to be stymied by the vaunted Amelia defense once again in the second half, in a contest that was filled with numerous penalties. Pegram and Harris would later both provide another touchdown each, leading the Raiders (3-0) to the victory.
Altavista (1-3) will return home to take on rival William Campbell (0-2) at English Stadium this Friday night at 7 p.m.