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www,journalpress,com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, Oct, 5, 20167 RICHARD LEGGITT in the second quarter; Turner, the team's senior quarterback, had a Playing in a driving rain at's6cond quarter touchdown pass, Charles City, the Colonial Beach a pass for a two-point conversion Drifters managed 201 yards in to- and 31 yards rushing; and Lewis, a tal offense to notch a 20 to 14 vic- junior running back, had a fourth tory Friday. The Drifters of Coach quarter score on the ground. Jeremy Jack are now 3-2 for the Cole Setliff, a sophomore line- season, backer who also played well on "I was extremely proud of our offense, and Gibson, a junior de- effort tonight; the team gelled and fensive tackle, were part of a strong winning in tonight's downpour is defensive effort that kept Charles definitely a highlight of my career," City in check all night, hold them Jack said. "I was proud of our effort to step up and make plays when we to less than. 20 yards total. Charles needed them most. To win in the City did have a 78-yard kickoff re- rainy conditions took great resolve turn in the first quarter. and focus." "We will host Rappahannock "Lamar Lucas, Alonzo Turner Thursday at 7 p.m.," Jack noted. and AnaJai Turner all made huge "This is a change from original plays offensively f or us tonight. On schedule. The game was moved defense, Jeremiah Gibson was fre- to accommodate Colonial Beach's quently in the Charles City back- Bikefest activities." field," Jack said. Following the home game Lucas, a senior running back, against the Rappahannock Raid- had a touchdown in the third quar- ers, Colonial Beach is at always ter and a two-point conversion run tough Essex on Oct. 14. One football game played in the driving rain Friday was Colonial Beach at Charles City. Here on a touchdown pass to receiver Tejahn Whiting. Colonial Beach won in the downpour 20 to Drifters quarterback Alonzo Turner is ready to connect 14. King George hires new high school basketball coach RICHARD LEGGITT Craig Boothe, a former VHSL bas- ketball referee and a long time coach of AAU basketball, has been hired as the new varsity basketball coach at King George High School. Athletic Director Alex Fisher announced the hiring last week and Boothe met with his players in the school's li- brary Wednesday night. 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Boothe served as a high school head coach for one year at Middlebrook Academy where his team had a 23-12 record and six players received offers to play in col- lege. But the majority of his experience has been seven years as a college as- sistant at Montgomery College and Molloy College, and 15 years as an AAU youth basketball coach in Northern Virginia. Boothe coached current Virginia Tech guard Seth Al- len in youth basketball He replaces Darren Berkley who coached the Foxes basketball team last year before he resigned. Boothe said practices would start imme- diately and official tryouts for this year's basketball team will be held in early November. The Foxes will hold their first scrimmage against Culpeper on Nov. 22 and will open the regular season on Nov. 29 at Eastern View. Craig Boothe is the new coach of the "We are going to be aggressive and we are going to wear teams down," Boothe said. "And, I guarantee you that we will play defense." Boothe told the players and par- ents attending the meeting that his practices will be very structured and run by the dock. RAPPAI:IAI'NNOCK AREA C OMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD ..0en House Events 0 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Learn more about RACSB programs and services. November 3rd - King George County Clinic 8479 St. Anthony's Rd., King George October 19th - Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County (632 Kenmore Ave., Fredericksburg) October 25th - Caroline County Clinic (19254 Rogers Clark Blvd., Rnther Glen) Leggitt King George Foxes basketball team. "That is the only way I know how to conduct myself," Boothe said. "And, I am not a track coach, but if you are going to play defense, you have to be in shape." Boothe said as a little boy grow- ing up in inner city Brooklyn, N.Y., he slept with his basketball. Boothe, who was a guard in high school and at Division II East Stroudsburg Uni- versity in Pennsylvania, said "Basket- ball has done so much for my life. It gave me a chance to get an education and a scholarship." The new coach said he wants the Foxes to "be like a family. We are go- ing to be on time, committed, atten- tive, disciplined and respectful. That will help the kids in life, not just bas- ketball." Rain delays Mason golf to Oct. 22 The 10th Annual Sgt. Nicholas Mason Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for Saturday, was postponed until Saturday, Oct. 22 because of the weekend rain. The tournament will still be played at at Lee's Hill Country Club in Freder- icksburg. For the past nine years, the tour- nament, which raises funds for col- lege scholarships for King George High School students has been held at Cameron Hills golf course, but the King George course closed earlier this year. Lee's Hill is at 10200 Old Domin- ion Parkway. Phone 540-891-7425. Those needing additional informa- tion about the rescheduled tourna- ment can contact Christine Mason at or by phone at 540-775-9877. The tournament will provide a buffet lunch and prizes for top players and teams.