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Richmond Academy coach Chris Hughes gave his team a choice at halftime.

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Cancer survivors and those who have died from the disease are honored with a survivors walk before Friday's Richmond Academy-Greenbrier game on Breast Cancer Awareness Night.   Jim Blaylock/Staff
Jim Blaylock/Staff
Cancer survivors and those who have died from the disease are honored with a survivors walk before Friday's Richmond Academy-Greenbrier game on Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

After they dropped a close game last week to Evans, the Musketeers found themselves in a hole at Greenbrier. Cue Hughes.

"I basically just challenged them," he said. "I felt like we were being embarrassed with the way we were playing."

Richmond Academy quarterback Drek Reid scored two of his three touchdowns after intermission and the Musketeers rallied for a 28-21 win over the Wolfpack on Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

Reid rushed for two touchdowns and recorded 136 of Richmond Academy's 246 yards on the ground. He also completed 5 of 7 passes for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Brandon Althoff leaped high in the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown pass from Reid midway through the third quarter to tie the game at 14. Later, Reid gave his team the go-ahead score on a 13-yard run.

With touchdowns on its first two drives of the second half, Richmond Academy (1-1) responded the way Hughes wanted.

"He just said we're going to lay down or we're going to fight," Reid said of the halftime spiel. "We fought."

Quarterback Scott Reeder sparkled at times for Greenbrier (1-1), completing 19 of 27 attempts for 221 yards and three touchdowns. His 40-yard pass to Rhett Stanley down the right sideline late in the first half set up an 8-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Wiebe with seven seconds left before halftime. Greenbrier led 14-7.

But Reeder threw two second-half interceptions, and Richmond Academy capitalized.

Shaquille Williams telegraphed a Reeder pass and gave Richmond Academy possession at the Greenbrier 24 in the third quarter. Four plays later, Reed's scoring run gave the Musketeers the lead.

Richmond Academy seized the momentum, its defense stifling the Wolfpack attack for most of the second half. Greenbrier managed just 66 total yards the final two quarters until its final 77-yard scoring drive in the final two minutes.

By then, the Musketeers were in control. Jamal Smith intercepted a Reeder pass at the Greenbrier 31. Three plays later, Don Quarles took an end around handoff around the left side, kept his balance along the sideline and scored from 18 yards out to push the Richmond Academy lead to 14 with 5:51 remaining.

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Richmond Academy 28, Greenbrier 21

PLAY OF THE GAME: Richmond Academy's Shaquille Williams picked off a Scott Reeder pass at the Greenbrier 24, setting up the Musketeers' go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter.

WHY RICHMOND ACADEMY WON: The Musketeers dug deep at halftime after coach Chris Hughes challenged his players. The Musketeers scored 21 unanswered points in the final two quarters.

WHY GREENBRIER LOST: The Wolfpack rushed for just 1 yard in the second half.

STAR OF THE GAME: Richmond Academy's Drek Reid rushed for 136 yards and accounted for three touchdowns.

next: Richmond Academy is off; Hephzibah at Greenbrier, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

RICHMOND ACADEMY 28, GREENBRIER 21

Richmond Academy 7 0 14 7 -- 28

Greenbrier 7 7 0 7 -- 21

First Quarter

RA--Drek Reid 12 run (Joseph Ardrey kick), 5:53

G--Trey Lawhorn 11 pass from Scott Reeder (Bradley Hodge kick), 1:16

Second Quarter

G--Mark Wiebe 8 pass from Reeder (Hodge kick), :7.1

Third Quarter

RA--Brandon Althoff 7 pass from Reid (Ardrey kick), 7:14

RA--Reid 13 run (Joseph Ardrey kick), 1:48

Fourth Quarter

RA--Don Quarles 8 run (Ardrey kick), 5:51

G--Jahvon Hardrick 13 pass from Reeder (Hodge kick), 1:06

 ARCG
First Downs1412
Rushes-Yards45-24619-48
Passing Yards45221
Comp.-Att.-Int.5-7-019-27-2
Fumbles-Lost1-12-0
Punts-Yards3-385-24
Penalties-Yards7-505-65

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING--Richmond Academy: Drek Reid 19-136, Brandon Lee 13-46, Jabari Odom 10-35, Don Quarles 3-29. Greenbrier: Jahvon Hardrick 10-45, Scott Reeder 5-(-12), Trey Lawhorn 2-8, Kevin Fulcher 2-7.

PASSING--Richmond Academy: Drek Reid 5-7-0 45. Greenbrier: Scott Reeder 19-27-2 221.

RECEIVING--Richmond Academy: Brandon Althoff 3-31, Quarles 2-14. Greenbrier: Ricky Wiebe 6-62, Lawhorn 5-64, Hardrick 4-31, Sean Morris 3-24, Rhett Stanley 1-40.


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