The Chargers, coached by Hunter Jordan and assistants Sean Rupley and Scottie Dancy, wrapped up their perfect season last week with a 38-22 win over Chuckey-Doak in the Area 1-AA championship game.
And they did it in impressive fashion.
With only 10 returning players, the young group had to rise to the occasion throughout the season en route to the Big 5 Large Division Conference championship with an unblemished 8-0 mark heading into the title game. Those 10 returning players, coaches said, were a veteran force that set the tone in practice, on game days and in the locker room.
Colonial Heights’ first-team offense averaged 42 points per game, outscoring opponents a whopping 42-16 per game.
The Chargers’ first-team defense allowed only 30 points in nine games — 14 of which came in the Area 1-AA title game against Chuckey-Doak, coaches said.
Along the way, Colonial Heights posted victories against AA teams Holston, Sullivan North, Blountville, Rogersville, Sullivan East, Unicoi County, Mosheim and AAA opponent Church Hill.
Offensive standouts for the team this season, according to coaches, included Trey Frazier, Baylor Necessary, Sawyer Tate, Dylan Joyner, Arian Mauk, Cole Taylor, Carter Nelson, Avery Horne, Caden Burgett, Peyton Maines, Ryker Hann, Josh Seto and Noah Tipton. Defensive standouts included Peyton Hamilton, Trent Tatum, Gavin Taylor, Cole Taylor, Mauk, Necessary, Tate, Joyner, Nelson, Horne, Tipton, Seto and Maines.