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Chargers’ rainy game results in gloomy 70-27 loss

Friday night proved to be dreadful for the Central Lunenburg varsity football team as the Buckingham Knights took a 70-27 win over the Chargers.

Central’s Malik Foster opened up the game with a 61-yard touchdown on a pass from Josh Paynter.

After a successful extra point by Benjamin Atkins, the Chargers took the lead 7-0.

However, Buckingham wouldn’t let that last long.

Buckingham’s Leon Ragland scored his first touchdown of the night on a 20-yard run in the first quarter.

He then struck again in the same quarter with a 7-yard touchdown run, followed by a 60-yard touchdown run. Daniel Brickhill joined the touchdown crew with a 1-yard touchdown run near the end of the first quarter for the Knights.

The second quarter began with Ragland scoring an 11-yard touchdown.

Central answered with a 65-yard touchdown run from Keaun Baskerville less than a minute later, which was followed by a 33-yard touchdown run from Buckingham’s B.J. Gough.

The third quarter saw only the Knights score as Rajheem Holman snuck in for a 3-yard touchdown. Harley Gough followed with a 75-yard blocked field goal return, which was returned for a touchdown to finish out the third quarter.

Buckingham scored once again early in the fourth quarter.

It wasn’t long before Paynter threw his second touchdown pass of the night. Paynter threw a 64-yard pass to Brandon Scott, who scored the touchdown.

“I never in my wildest dreams thought we would score 70 points against Central,” said Buckingham head coach Craig Gill. “Central is a good team, and they are better than what the score showed tonight.”

The Chargers will return to action on Friday night when they host Nottoway High School at 7 p.m.

Photo by Hannah Davis. A Buckingham player tries to catch up to Baskerville.

Photo by Hannah Davis.
A Buckingham player tries to catch up to Baskerville.