Great Night For NCHS Homecoming – Not So Great For Govs Against Dan River : 59-20

™©2012 Nelson County Life : Photos By NCL Blue Ridge Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : Flanked by the Homecoming Court, Juliet McConkey & Tyler Vest (center L & R) were crowned Homecoming King and Queen when NCHS played Dan River on 10/05/12.

Nelson County, VA
By Lou Jones
Nelson County Governors Football Club

{View many more of Paul’s pics from Friday night’s homecoming game by heading on over to his slide show here:}

It somehow seemed fitting that, after five straight road games to open the season, Nelson County’s first home game of the 2012 season was the Homecoming game against Dogwood District foe Dan River. But while the evening began as a triumphant return to Veteran Memorial Field, it didn’t quite end up that way.

Flag Team member Ayla Stone performs prior to the game when NCHS played Dan River on 10/05/12.
Tyler Vest (QB/DB # 18) looks for an opening when NCHS played Appomattox on 10/05/12.

With the home stands packed and rocking, the Govs moved crisply down the field on their opening passion, scoring on a beautiful 36 yard pass from Tyler Vest to Coby Etchison. The conversion bounced off the left upright, but 6-0 marked the first time since their opener that the Govs had drawn first blood.

Things appeared to only get better as Nelson completely shut down the Wildcats’ offense on the ensuing possession, forcing a quick punt. As the ball rolled to a stop, however, it hit the Nelson return man in the leg, and Dan River recovered. The Wildcats scored a few plays later to take a 7-6 lead.

The face of the coach says when NCHS played Dan River on 10/05/12.

“That was huge” said Coach Mark Wells. “We had the lead and all the momentum, and all of a sudden they’re right back in it.”

To read more details about friday night’s game click here to head on over to the Nelson County Governors Football Club.


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