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Park View jayvees fall to Southampton to close out regular season schedule

SoVaNow.com / October 18, 2017
The Park View jayvee football squad knew what was coming when Southampton visited town on Thursday: a bruising ground game with the Indians’ power inverted wishbone formation. And for the most part, the young Dragons were up to the challenge of stopping the Southampton attack.

However, Southampton was able to capitalize on two rare defensive mistakes by Park View and the result was a 12-0 victory for the Indians in the final game of the season for Park View.

The game started out with Southampton winning the toss and electing to receive. Dragon head coach Dakota Mitchell had the defense well-prepared and for the most part the Indians struggled to move the ball against the stout Park View unit. But Southampton did break through for two first-half scores and a 12-0 lead at halftime. The two-point conversions after each touchdown were stuffed by the Junior Dragons.

The second half started out in disappointing fashion for the Dragons as they were able to start with a first and 10 from their own 36-yard line after a long kickoff return. However, Park View failed to complete a first down and was forced to punt to the Indians who took over with excellent field position.

Mistakes plagued both teams on a misty cool evening. Wet grass and a wet football combined to cause several fumbles and dropped passes, and neither team scored in the second half. The Dragons’ best chance to score points came late in the fourth quarter with only minutes left. They advanced the ball to the Southampton 9-yard line for a first and goal but were unable to convert and wound up throwing an interception at the goal line on fourth down.

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