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Knights rout Raiders to win sixth straight

It was business as usual for Buckingham County High School’s varsity football team Friday night, at least in terms of the standard the outstanding Knights have set for most of the 2019 season. They took a 37-0 lead by halftime against host Amelia County High School and ultimately prevailed 37-6, marking the fifth time they have held an opponent to six points this year.

Headlining Buckingham’s offensive effort on the night were senior running back Walter Edwards, with 15 carries for 172 yards and two touchdowns, junior quarterback Gerry “Tae” Toney, with 14 carries for 115 yards and three touchdowns, and junior running back Xavian Gough, with five carries for 40 yards and two scores.

Knights junior Xavier Copeland continued his outstanding play on special teams, returning a kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown.

Defensively, Buckingham had a trio of standouts. Junior defensive back Demetrius Davis ended up with seven tackles, including three tackles for a loss, one sack and one safety. Gough added six tackles, including one for a loss, one sack and one pass deflection. Edwards had six tackles.

The Knights (7-1) will look to push their six-game winning streak to seven games Friday, Nov. 1, when they host Prince Edward County High School (2-6) at 7 p.m.