The Altavista Colonels picked up their first win of the young season this past Friday night as they welcomed the Prince Edward Eagles to English Stadium, coming away with an emphatic 37-0 victory. After a scoreless first quarter in which both defenses refused to give up an inch, the Colonels got on the board early in the second period as kicker Eli Shubert nailed a 32-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. The Colonels’ defense came up big before the half as freshman LaDanian Stone recovered a fumble to set up a 1-yard TD plunge by quarterback Jordan Pippen while running back Makel Stone added a two-point conversion to extend the lead to 11-0 heading into halftime.
The Colonels would really got things moving offensively in the third quarter as Pippen connected with sophomore receiver Anthony Clay (2 receptions for 33 yards) on a 19-yard TD pass to push the advantage to 17-0. Senior running back Marquel Dawkins later powered his way through the Eagles defense for a 10-yard TD run to push the lead to 24-0. Jordan Pippen (99 yards rushing, 54 yards passing) scored again, this time on a 37-yard TD scamper for a 31-0 lead while his backup Sadeek Prather came in late and capped off the scoring with a 13-yard TD run of his own to close the 37-0 shutout win.
Altavista (1-1) will travel to take on county rival Rustburg (1-1) this Friday night at 7 p.m.