PLAY OF THE GAME: On the opening drive of the second half, Richmond Academy broke the scoreless tie with a 40-yard keeper by Anthony Williams to put the Musketeers ahead for good.
STAR OF THE GAME: Williams rushed for 107 yards and threw for 23.
WHY RICHMOND ACADEMY WON: After both teams traded three turnovers and multiple stalled drives in the first half, resulting in a scoreless tie at halftime, Richmond Academy (2-4) broke through with Williams’ touchdown run. Following a 30-yard touchdown by Josey’s Markquis Burton to pull within two, the Musketeers were able to answer with a touchdown run by Thomas Allison to seal the win. Richmond Academy’s turnovers did not come back to bite them in the first half as Josey failed to capitalize.
WHY JOSEY LOST: Josey (1-5) failed to take advantage of Richmond Academy’s turnovers in the first half, and the Musketeers made their big play in the second half to put them ahead. Despite Burton’s touchdown run, Josey was unable to draw closer, and a late touchdown by Richmond Academy sealed its fate. The Eagles’ Jonathan Moss was held to 50 yards on the ground, and Burton struggled in the passing game in the second half.
QUOTABLE: “I read off my block, cut in and just scored,” Williams said. “Coach gave me a lot of play calls and I did what I do best, getting reads.”
NEXT: Grovetown at Josey, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Richmond Academy at Harlem, Friday, 7:30.