Raider football swamps Generals in downpour, playoffs begin next week

The Appomattox County High School football team rained on William Campbell’s (Homecoming) parade, figuratively, when the two teams slogged it out in intermittently heavy literal rain on Thursday. It was both Homecoming and Senior Night in Naruna on a rare Thursday night varsity football contest (moved reportedly because of a shortage of referees to hold all the area’s games on Friday).

The home side jumped out to an early lead with a touchdown from sophomore receiver EliJah Jackson, and the Generals managed to keep a lackluster Raiders offense scoreless for longer than just about any team this year. But eventually the five-time state champions’ juggernaut awoke and left the hard-working Generals behind, with a final score of 48-12.

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