The Nottoway Cougars, who had won four straight varsity football games, dropped to 5-4 Friday after being shut-out at home by undefeated Amelia, 46-0. Nottoway, which gained only 82 yards of total offense, lost four fumbles while the visiting Raiders (8-0) committed no turnovers during Friday night’s cold, steady rain. Cougar Head Coach Glen Pettis said weather was no excuse. “You have to take care of the ball against good teams. Amelia was playing in the same conditions we were, and just outplayed us.

” Amelia jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter and converted five-of-six twopoint conversions. Aymon Rhodes was the Cougars’ leading rusher with 26 yards on nine carries. Brandon Lawson led Nottoway defensively with four tackles, three assists, and three tackles for losses


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