Fleming Falls in Close Game

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William Fleming quarterback Dom Frierson tries to avoid the tackle of Magna Vista's Zaukeus Witcher.
William Fleming quarterback Dom Frierson tries to avoid the tackle of Magna Vista's Zaukeus Witcher.

William Fleming put up a valiant effort, but the Colonels fell just short in the 14-9 loss to undefeated Magna Vista last Friday night at Fleming.

Magna Vista jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Colonel defense shut down the Warriors the rest of the way. Fleming broke into the scoring column late in the first half on a Daveon Fitzgerald 37-yard field goal.

DeShawn Hodnett got the Colonels to within striking distance in the third quarter by picking off a Magna Vista pass and taking it 62 yards to the house to cut the Warrior lead to 14-9 after the missed PAT. Fleming had several opportunities late but could not convert for the go-ahead score.

The Colonels were led in rushing by Jonathan Hagins’ 33 yards, with Miles Henderson tacking on 26.  Fleming was hampered by picking up only 4 first downs in the game and not completing a single pass.

The Colonels return to action Friday night wih a trip to E.C. Glass.               

– Bill Turner