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Buckingham falls 35-20 to Richlands, ends season

Despite Buckingham’s domination of the first half with two touchdowns by Leon Ragland and a fumble return by Brycen Newby, the Richlands Blue Tornado came back in the second half to take a 35-20 win over the Knights, ending Buckingham’s playoff journey.

The Richlands improve to 11-1, and advance to the third round of the VHSL Region 2A West playoffs. They will play at Appomattox against the Raiders on Nov. 28.

“We will get through this,” said Buckingham head football coach Craig Gill. “I am proud of these boys. There has only been three other (varsity football) teams from Buckingham to win 10 games in a year.”

The Knights lose 13 seniors with the close of their season.

With the loss, the Knights end their season with a 10-2 record and the James River District championship title.