WISE, VA- North Greenville opened the 2006 season on a crisp, cool night in the
RaíShad Morgan ran for a 45-yard touchdown with 40 seconds left in the game to break a 35-35 tie and seal the win for the Cavaliers. Morgan finished with 90 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns.
The Highland Cavaliers lit up the scoreboard on their first drive. Morgan capped an 11-play, 41-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown run with 10:13 remaining in the first quarter.
The Crusaders took the lead when QB Eric Moeller connected with Travis Talbert for a 28-yard touchdown strike. The score was set up by a 47-yard rush by Matt Moore. Escalona added the PAT to give
Cavalier kick return man Brandon Moore took the ensuing kickoff 61 yards to the
The third possession the half was the charm for the Crusader offense, who did not let two turnovers get them down. Fighting back,
The Cavaliers responded on their next drive, going 74 yards in nine plays. Morgan capped off the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run. Dammís PAT gave the Cavaliers a 35-27 advantage with 7:58 remaining in the game.
With 1:30 left in the game, the Cavaliers faced a third down situation with six yards to go for the first down. Ken Floyd and Johnell Bell sacked Hippeard for an eight-yard loss. Wise punted the ball and
On the next possession, Moeller fumbled in the end zone. Matt Hutchings recovered for the Cavaliers to make the score its final of 48-35.
Hippeard completed 25 of 35 passes for 288 yards and one touchdown for the Cavaliers. Moeller completed 12 of 23 passes for 189 yards for