A Tight Game

I think homecoming night is always a special evening at every high school.

The class tailgating events this year were a wonderful idea and big crowds turned out at Brunswick and Park View over the past two weeks. It is always good to come home, if only for a night.

Unfortunately for the Park View varsity football team, the end result on the field was not what they had hoped for.

The Dragons played hard in front of the big homecoming crowd but Sussex-Central HS took advantage of a big pass play late to set up the winning touchdown in the final two minutes.

Park View had some big performances from quarterback Josh Boyd, receiver Dontavious Wilson and kicker Adam Crabel who booted three field goals in the game.

The Dragons looked much better than they did the previous week and appear to be back on track. Park View will now turn its attention to a home game against Brunswick County on Friday night.

The Bulldogs fell behind 20-0 in the first quarter at Franklin HS last week and could never recover in a 32-14 loss.

Brunswick will hope to get their running game going in South Hill and try to slow down the Dragons in what is always a competitive game between the neighboring county schools.

Park View topped Brunswick 21-0 last year in a rare Monday night game.

In other local games this past week, Bluestone HS won its second straight with a 20-8 win over Randolph-Henry while Central of Lunenburg won a 56-50 three-overtime shootout over Amelia. Brunswick Academy fell 34-8 to visiting St. Anne’s-Belfield while Kenston Forest beat Southampton Academy, 55-30.

To read the column article pick up the Oct. 16, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.