Varsity Stallions Football 3-Week Recap
Brock Hundley, Student Sports Correspondent
The Williamsburg Academy Varsity Stallions had a landslide win in their season opener against Palmetto Christian School, 47-0. However, the score didn’t show how the Stallions played with multiple penalties in the first half, more penalties than Coach Don Shelley was pleased with. Coach Shelly told the team at halftime that they needed to clean things up, because against a better team they could be on the other end of the scoreboard. Despite the rocky start, the Stallions found their feet and went on to complete multiple drives, passes, sacks, and interceptions. Senior Mac Brown ran in his first-ever Varsity Stallions touchdown with the roar of the crowd behind him. Coach Shelly is working hard to prepare the Stallions to be successful in every game this season, from the first snap to the final celebration.
Varsity football had a big game September 2nd against the AAA Florence Christian School. The game wasn’t one that would matter for playoffs, but one to determine how good we really are. With running up the score to 21-0 WA at half, the Stallions had the ability to really say something. On the other hand, FCS came out of the locker room firing, holding us out of the endzone the whole second half. We had a two-score lead late in the fourth quarter until kicker Wes Smith drilled a 37-yard field goal to put the score at 24 -7. This sizable lead didn’t last long. The Eagles scored on the next drive, but missed the 2-point conversion. With that, the game ended 24-13, with your Stallions coming away with the victory. Touchdowns were scored by Teague Ward, Conrad Bader, and Camden Moore. Last season, WA squeaked by defeating FCS by one-yard in a tense overtime showdown. This was a critical game in setting the pace for the rest of the Stallion football season.
After coming off their big win against FCS, the Stallions faced The King’s Academy away in the Lion’s Den. The game started off kind of shaky, even with a spectacular catch by Bradley Muldrow in the first offensive drive. The drive came to a stop in the red zone, and the ball ended up in the hands of the Lions within the Stallion’s 10 yard line. With the Stallion defense holding strong, Senior Brock Hundley managed to recover a fumble and take it in for his first Stallion Touchdown! This short run into the endzone, along with a perfect PAT by Wes Smith, put 7 of the final 49 points scored Friday night on the board. At the half, the score rested at 42-0, Stallions. Freshman Jay Kellahan found the endzone late in the 4th quarter, catching a pass to seal his first Varsity touchdown. Touchdowns were scored by Conrad Balder, Camden Moore, Brock Hundley, Bradley Muldrow, Landon Strong, and Jay Kellahan. The score at the end of the night was a whopping 49-7, Stallions.
This Friday, the Stallions travel to Pee Dee Academy to take on the school who has arguably become the greatest rival to WA athletics. Please come out to Pee Dee Academy on September 16th to watch your Stallions take on the Pee Dee Academy Golden Eagles in what is projected to be a can’t-miss game.