At halftime of the VHSL Class 2 State Football Championship, the Appomattox Raiders hold a slim 21-16 lead over Stuarts Draft.
The Raiders burst out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on touchdown runs by Jonathan Pennix and JaQuan Walker. The Cougars got on the board on a run by Blake Roach to cut the lead to 14-7.
Appomattox answered with a screen pass that Tez Booker took 17 yards for a 21-7 lead.
Stuarts Draft then fought back with a field goal and touchdown reception over the middle by Jo-el Howard in tight coverage.
The Cougars recovered the ensuing kickoff at the Raiders' 32-yard line but couldn't capitalize on the chance to take a halftime lead.
Stuarts Draft will receive the 2nd half kickoff.