Peatross’ five touchdowns help King William storm past Charles City 35-0
It wasn’t the rain that stopped Charles City’s Panthers when they visited King William on Oct. 10 in the Tidewater District opener for both; it was Camajae Peatross.
Peatross accounted for all five touchdowns for the host Cavaliers as they topped the visiting Panthers 35-0.
King William wasted no time displaying their high-power offense, driving down the field on their opening possession. Peatross 15-yard reception from quarterback Jacob Jones gave the visitors a 7-0 lead after Alex Dandrige’s placement.
Charles City countered quickly on the opening drive. Obviously receiving a tip from neighboring New Kent who faced the Cavaliers earlier in the season, the Panthers worked out the wildcat formation with senior running back Jaquane Wyatt taking the direct snap. On the first offensive play, Wyatt discovered a hole in the middle of the line and scampered 66 yards down to the opponents’ 14-yard line. The Panthers moved the ball to the seven yard line before disaster struck.
On third and four, a false start by the offense sent the guests back five yards. Two subsequent runs resulted in a turnover on downs, as the Panthers were only able to get down to the four yard line. King William capitalized, marching down the field once again, this time with Peatross toting the ball from five-yards out into the end zone.
Transitioning into the second quarter, Charles City was able to move the ball on the ground into the opponent’s red zone. But the hosts buckled down on the defensive end, sniffing the play-calling out and getting into the backfield to force a turnover on downs.
King William took advantage of a Charles City fumble midway through the frame. Peatross’ third score off a two-yard carry put the hosts up 21-0 heading into the break.
Third quarter action resulted in no relief for the Panthers from King Williams’ offensive attack. Just under the seven-minute mark, Peatross eluded tackles on a sweep and scampered 36-yards into the end zone. With 32 seconds showing on the clock, Jones connected with Peatross on a backwards swing pass that turned into a 31-yard touchdown for the latter, and his final score for the night. Neither team scored in the final frame, resulting in a 35-0 victory for the hosts.
After the game, Panther head coach Steward Greene spoke about not capitalizing off opportunities throughout the night.
“We got the ball inside the red zone twice in the first half and we just failed to put it in the end zone,” said a disappointed Greene. “We also forced them [King William] to commit more turnovers than they normally have, but we didn’t convert them either.
“We now have to get ready to defend our home stadium with a hungry Middlesex team coming into town,” he concluded.
Charles City’s record falls to 1-5, while King William improves to 4-2.
Charles City————–0 0 0 0 0
King William————15 6 14 0 35
KW (10:46) Peatross 15 yard pass from Jones (Dandridge kick) 7-0
KW (4:33) Peatross 5 yard run (King run) 15-0
KW (2:56) Peatross 2 yard run (run fail) 21-0
KW (6:52) Peatross 36 yard run (Jones run) 29-0
KW (:32) Peatross 31 yard run (run fail) 35-0
CC- Wyatt 16/90, Tyler 14/27, Crawley 4/2, Jefferson 6/-14
KW- Peatross 22/267, Jones 11/90, King 4/13, Johnson 1/7, Carter 2/1, Plummer 1/-5
CC- Wyatt 1/11/3, Tyler 1/1/3, Crawley 1/10/-1
KW- Jones 9/14/69, 1 TD; Huffman 2/6/7
CC- Hicks 1/11, Wyatt 2/2
KW- Carter 2/16, Peatross 1/15, Simons 2/13, Pendleton 1/12, Johnson 2/8, Jones 1/7, Spurlock 2/5
Time of possession