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Knights win in homecoming blowout, 55-12

Buckingham County High School’s varsity football team produced a victorious homecoming performance that downed visiting Randolph-Henry High School 55-12 on Friday, Oct. 18, giving the Knights their fifth win in a row and improving their overall record to 6-1.

They led 55-6 at halftime and allowed younger players a chance to compete.

“We were able to just come out and move the ball,” Buckingham Head Coach Seth Wilkerson said. “I think the offensive line is coming together.”

He began inserting backups into the game at the start of the second half.

For the game, the Knights were led on offense by junior quarterback Gerry “Tae” Toney with 156 yards and four touchdowns on only seven carries.

Junior running back Xavian Gough finished with six carries for 58 yards and two touchdowns, while senior running back Walter Edwards had eight carries for 97 yards and a score.

Junior Xavier Copeland recorded a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown, and junior kicker Wesley Snoddy successfully kicked a 36-yard field goal.

On defense, senior defensive back Nathan Brickhill, junior defensive back Demetrius Davis, senior defensive lineman Garrett Hafley and Edwards, at linebacker, each had five tackles.

Senior defensive lineman Cole Edmondston finished with three tackles, one sack and one pass deflection.

The Knights (6-1) visit Amelia County High School on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.