Amelia, VA (WWBT)- All season long, Amelia's football team has been talking with its offense, but its defense proved to be the key factor in Saturday's Eastern Section playoff win.
The Raiders used two touchdowns and solid defense to stop Strasburg, 14-6, and move on to the Eastern Section semifinals. Halftime saw Amelia on the verge of a scare, but senior quarterback A.J. Royal gave the Raiders more cushion with a rushing touchdown in the third quarter, which would eventually prove to be the last score of the game. Royal would add some more impressive runs to keep the clock moving during the second half.
Amelia now improves to 11-1 on the season and will face Manassas Park in the sectional semifinals next weekend. Manassas Park is the tenth seed in the bracket and upset Washington & Lee to reach this point in the playoffs.