IWA sports: Football team falls in double overtime

Published 6:07 pm Friday, September 8, 2023

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By James J. Lidington

Isle of Wight Academy



Portsmouth Christian School running back Collins Redd’s touchdown in the second overtime period pushed PCS past Isle of Wight Academy’s varsity football team 14-11 Friday, Sept. 1, in Portsmouth.

Redd took the handoff from the Patriots quarterback, breaking numerous tackles and eventually dodging his way into the IWA end zone for a walk-off win.

The Chargers had surged ahead 11-8 on the previous play — freshman kicker Jayden Parsons’ 15-yard field goal in the second overtime.

IWA (0-2) got 123 yards on 14 carries from senior Luke Dunlap. A safety and Dunlap’s 56-yard touchdown run lifted the Chargers to an 8-0 lead. But in the second quarter, Portsmouth Christian (1-1) intercepted a pass, returned it for a 76-yard touchdown and made a 2-point conversion to tie the score at 8.

Neither team scored in the third or fourth quarters, nor in the first overtime.

The Chargers return to action against Norfolk Academy on Thursday, Sept. 14. Game time is 7 p.m.


The IWA cross country team traveled to Norfolk Academy on Wednesday, Aug. 30, for a meet on a 2-mile course with about 13 schools. 

Due to inclement weather, start times were moved up, and only the boys varsity team was able to complete its run. Sirens wailed weather warnings near the end of the varsity girls’ run, and what was about to be the start of the combined boys and girls junior varsity races was called on account of lightning.

IWA boys varsity runners performed well for their first time out together this year, coming in seventh out of 10 teams with a score of 191. Junior John Butler finished first for the boys with a time of 11:40.


The IWA girls volleyball team was 1-2 on the week, defeating Broadwater Academy 3-1 on Tuesday, Aug. 29, but bowing to Windsor High School 3-2 on Monday, Aug. 28, and Greenbrier Christian Academy 3-0 on Thursday, Aug. 31.


Saturday, Sept. 9

Cross country at the inaugural Ham City Hustle Invitational, 9 a.m. at Windsor Castle Park