Week 5 NRV Game

Week 5 NRV Game 598 458 SWVA High School Sports

Two weather delays and James River can’t stop Narrows 54-0 win

Narrows Va.– Nothing was going to stop the Narrows Green Wave from getting a victory Saturday afternoon. Not
the James River Knights and certainly not the weather, although both gave it their best shot. At the end of the day, Narrows stayed undefeated with an impressive 54-0 win.

The Wave got it done in all three phases of the game. On offense, the home team put up 312 yards rushing and five touchdowns utilizing seven different backs. Leading the way for Narrows was Senior QB/LB 11 Reid Bowman. His day was marked by 13 carries for 116 yards on the ground. Through the air, Bowman was 5/9 for 88 yards and 2 touchdowns, plus an interception. And don’t forget the special teams.

Narrows QB/LB 11 Reid Bowman eyes the Knight’s defense

RB/LB/KR 30 Jacob Robertson returned a punt forty one yards to ‘the house’ to round out the scoring. Defensively the Green Wave was just as dominant, blanking the visiting Knights.

Green Wave defense dominates play led here by D-linemen 22 Cole Needham, 65 Ben Clemons, and MLB 11 Reid Bowman

First Quarter – Narrows held James River to a ‘three and out’ on their first series, then went to work. On the Green Wave’s first offensive play from Scrimmage RB 23 Ty Robertson broke through the line and rumbled 42-yards for the score.

RB/LB 23 Ty Robertson takes the handoff

K/RB/DB 30 Jacob Robertson split the uprights on the point after and Narrows led 7-0 with just over a minute and a half gone. James River showed some life in the second defensive series. LB 39 Addison McCaleb got loose on a blitz and hit Green Wave QB/LB 11 Reid Bowman just as he was about to throw it.

James River LB 39 Addison McCaleb puts a lick on QB 11 Bowman forcing an interception

The wounded duck’ pass was picked off  by Knight DB 5 Tanner Dillow at the James River forty eight.

Knight DB 5 Tanner Dillow comes up with the errant pass for the ‘pick’

The Narrows defense quickly dispatched any momentum shift after that with three straight tackles for a loss back to the Knights twenty nine. That’s when the first blast of lightning hit and the game was delayed. When the two teams resumed play, the ‘Wave’ was at it again. A quick, two play drive was finished off by K/RB/DB 30 Jacob Robertson with a 20-yard run around the left end.

Narrows RB 30 Jacob Robertson searches out the endzone

The Senior put a bow on it with the extra point kick and Narrows led 14-0.  Following RB 30 Robertson’s run, Narrows created a storm of their own opting for an onside kick.  K 30 Robertson kicked and recovered after the ball went the required ten yards.

RB/DB/K 30 Jacob Robertson recovers his own onside kick

Four plays later QB/LB 11 Reid Bowman found WR 18 Derek Johnston in the flat and the Junior followed his blocks to paydirt. The 18-yard catch and run made it 21-0 Narrows with 3:41 still left in the first quarter.

Green Wave WR 18 Derek Johnston gets into the scoring act with a catch and run for six points

Second Quarter – The Green Wave added two more scores to their side of the ledger in the second. QB/LB 11 Bowman scored up the middle on a 7-yard run to make it 28-0 with the point after.

QB/LB 11 Reid Bowman scores up the middle

The Narrows defense forced a turnover to set up the Green Waves next score. DB 14 Logan Green got the ‘pick’ and after a few penalties on both sides, the ball rested at the James River forty-six. It took six plays for Green to get the score on the receiving end of a QB/LB 11 Bowman 15-yard pass. The home team had a comfortable 35-0 lead at the break.

Narrows WR/DB 14 Logan Green ‘high points’ a TD pass from Bowman

Third Quarter – Narrows added two more scores in the third quarter, one on a traditional run, and one from the special teams unit. The first score came at the halfway point of the quarter.

RB/DB 7 Dawson Snidow scores from seven yards out for the Green Wave

RB 7 Dawson Snidow finished off a 63-yard drive with a five yard run for the TD. The point after was good and Narrows pushed their lead to  42-0. The special teams score came courtesy of 30 Jacob Robertson as he took a short James River punt and took it the distance. The forty-one yard return pushed the Narrows lead to 48-0. The extra point was wide.

Narrows RB/DB/K/KR 30 Jacob Robertson does it all Saturday with a punt return for a TD

Fourth Quarter – Junior RB 10 Christopher Via made his presence felt with a nifty 24-yard TD run for the Green Wave’s final score, early in the final stanza.

RB 10 Christopher Via breaks off a TD run and is congratulated by OL 57 Bryson Martin

The point after was no good and Narrows was passed the half a hundred mark at 54-0. James River had no answer for the dominant Green Wave. The Narrows defense held the visitors to minus eight yards rushing on the day and only thirty nine yards through the air. Meanwhile Narrows racked up nearly 400 yards total.

Narrows QB/LB 11 Reid Bowman draws a crowd

Narrows will try to keep their record unblemished next Friday and heading into the playoffs as they entertain cross county rival Giles.                            – Cap’n Crunch

Green Wave cheerleaders and fans had plenty to cheer about on Saturday

Offense: RushingNarrows – Bowman 13-116, TD,  J Robertson 3-85, TD, T Robertson 5/62, TD, Via 3-29, TD, Albert 1-9, Snidow 3-8, TD, McGlothlin 3-3
James River – Bell 4-5, Hammons 13-(-16), Taylor 2-8, Cook 3-4, Forbes 3-5, White 1-(-9), Cuddy 4-(-5)
PassingNarrows– Bowman 5-9, 88, 2TDs, INT  James River – Hammons 2-8, 39, 3 INTs; Benson 1-3, 9, INT
ReceivingNarrows– Green 2-42, TD, Johnston 1-18, TD, Perdue 1-19, Needham 1-19  James River – Cook 1-6, White 1-24, Voight 1-9
PuntingNarrows– N/A  James River –  Cook 5-27.5


  • N: Ty Robertson 23-yd TD run; J Robertson PAT
  • N: J Robertson 20-yd TD run; J Robertson PAT
  • N: Bowman 18-yd TD pass to Johnston; J Robertson PAT
  • N: Bowman 7-yd TD run; J Robertson PAT
  • N: Bowman 15-yd TD pass to Green; J Robertson PAT
  • N: Snidow 5-yd TD run; J Robertson PAT
  • N: J Robertson 41-yd punt return for TD; PAT no good
  • N: Via 24-yd TD run; PAT no good

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