by Nick Bailey, recruit757
The Churchland Truckers will travel not very far to Nansemond River High School to face the Warriors tonight, in what is sure to be a match up of Division 4A playoff teams. The distance between the two schools is approximately 18 miles apart. Even though the schools are only a stone’s throw away from each other, they played annually between 1999 and 2003, and never since.
“It is a neighborhood thing, the chance to play quality opponents right in our area is awesome,” says Churchland Head Coach Alonzo Ricks on the closeness of the two schools. With that being said, tonight’s game could spark a very good rivalry, that is sure to be fought till the last second.
The Churchland Truckers come into this game on a large wave of momentum. The record of 2-0 is just the start of the positives that have come out of the seasons for the Truckers, Malik Sexton has hit his stride and has hit it early. The “Field General” is what Head Coach Alonzo Ricks calls Sexton.
“He has made minor mistakes, but his ability to fight back and lead the team to victory is great,” says Coach Ricks. Sexton is lighting up the field with his arm, legs, and leadership skills. Look for Sexton to shine tonight in a offense that has scored a high amount of points. They’ve already done so against a good selection of Bay Rivers District teams.
The key match up tonight will be the trenches. Nansemond River has always boasted a strong and big defensive and offensive line, but the strong point for Churchland is their line as well. Both teams have had this game circled and are ready to bring their best each and every down. The Nansemond River Warriors are ready to get their season back on a high note. They picked up quarterback Jermaal Wells in a late transfer out of Smithfield High School where he started in both his freshman and sophomore years.
After a close game ended in a loss to Grassfield High School last week, The Warriors are playing with a chip on their shoulder to get a win. This is the home opener for Nansemond River and the crowd at Arrowhead Stadium is always rowdy and loud cheering for the home team.”They have a great fan base and we are looking forward to a great hard fought game versus a great opponent,” says Coach Ricks.
Overall this game will not disappoint The fans in Suffolk are ready to see a winner at Nansemond River.
– Nick Bailey