Trojan Wall: New Kent defense stifles Colonial Heights in season opener
After reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2003 last year, the New Kent Trojans’ football team looked to build on that appearance in a Monday night contest with the visiting Colonial Heights’ Colonials. The home team didn’t disappoint the faithful crowd.
New Kent defeated Colonial Heights in a 37-6 drubbing to start off the season undefeated. And most was thanks to the defense and transfer Noah Fountaine.
During the opening drive for the Colonials, Fountaine sacked quarterback Tyler White in what would be the first of three takedowns on the night. When New Kent took possession of the ball, running back Adam Cable dashed 50 yards down to the one-yard line before punching in the score and going up 6-0. Broze’s 24-yard field goal provided a 9-0 lead for the Trojans at the end of the first quarter.
New Kent quarterback Wade Grubbs drove the hosts down on the field the next series, connecting with Cable on a five-yard toss to up the advantage to 16 for the hosts. Three minutes later, Cable dashed into the end zone from 17 yards out to give the hosts a comfortable 23-0 halftime lead. New Kent added two touchdowns in the second half to settle with the win.
After the contest, New Kent head coach John Fulks talked about the game one victory.
“I thought our defensive line showed a lot of perimeter speed, along with Jamar Christian being tough inside,” he said, complementing edge rushers in Campbell and Fountaine. “They really contained those guys and set the tone early and their quarterback really didn’t have much time to do anything.”
New Kent starts the season at 1-0.