Cougars outplay Eagles for win

Published 1:45 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Prince Edward County High School’s varsity football team played a competitive game against visiting Nottoway High School in a game that impacted the Region 2A playoff picture, but the Cougars were able to pull away in the fourth quarter for a 33-13 victory.

“We came out and we played tough,” Eagles Head Coach James Ford said. “We played well enough to win, but Nottoway outplayed us.”

Ford noted that his team’s weakness was in execution and finishing drives.

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After the Cougars went up 7-0, the Eagles responded quickly when senior running back Jarrel Robinson ran for a 42-yard touchdown.

Nottoway built a 19-6 lead by the fourth quarter, and then senior wide receiver Tajh White caught a five-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Nate Reed to make the score 19-13.

Reed went 9-for-15 passing for 111 yards and a touchdown, and he had 11 carries for 36 yards.

Five Eagles had double-digit tackle totals on defense.

Prince Edward (3-4) visited Central Lunenburg High School (4-4) on Tuesday.