The Chatham Cavaliers were four and 0 for the first time in a decade. But this week, Gretna figured to pose their biggest challenge to date as the Hawks tried to get back on the winning track after two late turnovers derailed their effort against Hertiage a week ago.
The fans and players held a moment of silence to remember Marshall Ecker, the Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors that died suddenly yesterday.
Gretna was determined to get on the board first. Just a few plays into the game quarterback Dyon Rosser threw downfield to Virgil Glass. He hauled it in and ran into the endzone putting 6 on the board.
Later in the quarter Chatham was looking for the equalizer. Rod Taylor got the rock and then turned upfield before getting tackled but not before reaching the three yard line.
On the next play they were in the endzone and on the board too. Taylor did the honors for the Cavaliers.
The Hawks then got a spark from special teams. Von Bennett fielded the punt and took off, breaking not one, but two tackles before he got taken down near the 40 yard line.
A few plays later Gretna found itself in the redzone. Rosser handed off to Matt Glass who strolled into the zone.
Chatham put up a fight against the Hawks but Grenta came away with a win, 28 to 20.