Raiders suffer letdown in Rocky Mount
Southern Vance was limited to 82 yards of total offense in Friday’s 28-13 loss at Northern Nash.
Southern head coach Lewis Young said the big win over Northern Vance in Week 4 may have had a hangover effect on the Raiders (2-2), who tallied five first downs on the night.
Northern Nash defensive end Kendrick Richardson came up with four sacks and Southern finished with nine rushing yards.
“He was just tough to block,” Young said of Richardson, “and he made some plays and put some pressure on us.”
Southern cut into a 13-0 Northern Nash halftime lead on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Ty-Traveon Roberts to Shawn Henderson.
But Northern Nash answered with an 84-yard touchdown return on the ensuing kick.
“That was huge,” said Young. “We had the momentum back.”
The Knights went up 28-7 before Southern added another score with 4:48 to play in the game on a short Roberts run.
Northern Nash recovered an onside kick to start the game and ran seven consecutive quarterback keepers before finishing the drive with a 1-yard score, according to the Rocky Mount Telegram.
Southern was without starting linebacker Marquis Crudup.
The Raiders host Louisburg (2-2) of the 1-A Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference this week.
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