SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) Our Subway Spotlight Game of the Week took place Friday night in Salem where the homestanding Spartans went after their fourth straight win over Patrick Henry.
The two 6-and-1 teams have a lot of explosive offensive potential.
It was senior day at Salem Stadium, giving the team a chance to touch that helmet one more time in the regular season. An honor that only Spartans can truly understand.
But putting on a show wouldn't be easy with an opponent like Patrick Henry. The Patriots and the Spartans would play to a scoreless tie throughout the first quarter, but in the second, Salem breaks through. Viante Tucker gets to the endzone for a touchdown.
With time ticking away in the half, with the Patriots looked to respond. Jonte Murray looked toward the endzone, but Kionte Burnette was there to haul in a tipped pass for the interception. Salem goes into half, up 7-0.
The Spartans then added to their lead in the third quarter. Noah Beckley went over the middle to Joseph Quinn, who breaks the plane and goes in for the score, pushing the lead to 14-0.
PH though, would finally find some rhythm. Murray was able to connect with Andrew Murray. The ball slipped out quickly, but it would be ruled a catch, a touchdown. That cuts the lead in half.
The Spartans then looked for an answer of their own. But Beckley threw a rare interception. Leroy Thomas brought it down and the Patriots were able to have life. But in the fourth, Salem would hold up on defense, and put it away, as De'Angelo Ramsey literally walked in for the touchdown.
The Spartans were able to take down PH, 21-7.