Central edges R-H, 19-18

Published 4:31 pm Friday, September 25, 2015

=Although the Randolph-Henry varsity football team held an 18-10 lead at halftime, it was shocked by Central Lunenburg, which came back to gain nine points in the second half to win the game, 19-18.

Both teams played a hard-fought tight game, however, Lunenburg crept back in the end to steal Randolph-Henry’s glory on its home turf.

The second half of the game saw a quick rebound by Lunenburg after its slow first half, as Central scored a field goal, which was followed by Keaun Baskerville running in for a touchdown after a fumble recovery.

Baskerville also scored Central Lunenburg’s first touchdown of the night on a 5-yard run. Benjamin Atkins followed with an extra-point. The Chargers then completed another successful field goal that led them into halftime.

“Daveyon Rainey played well. If he could just get his head right, he could buy into everything,” said Chargers coach Will Thomas.

The Chargers will return to their home field on Friday when they host the Prince Edward County High School Eagles at 7 p.m.