R-H schedules keep a-changin’

Published 10:10 am Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Randolph-Henry High School’s (R-H) varsity football team will finish its game against visiting Amelia County High School soon, and the Statesmen will have their homecoming game soon. The process to get to those end results has simply been unexpected.

The R-H homecoming game was originally set for Friday, Sept. 28, coinciding with the James River District contest against undefeated Amelia. The Statesmen and Raiders actually began competing that evening, but the teams were not able to get far into the game due to lack of functioning lights.

Whenever the game concludes, it is expected to pick up where it left off — at the beginning of the second quarter. The Raiders (6-0) lead 22-0.

The conclusion and accompanying homecoming festivities had been set for Monday, Oct. 15, but Tropical Storm Michael intervened, wreaking havoc on Charlotte County, its residents and the surrounding area.

Randolph-Henry Director of Athletics Christopher Holt announced Monday afternoon in an email that the game against Amelia has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.

“This game completion will be free entry for all attendees,” he wrote.

It will also no longer be the R-H homecoming game.

Holt noted that all homecoming halftime festivities will occur this Friday night at halftime of Randolph-Henry’s home game against Goochland High School (6-0).

While Amelia is distinctive for its stellar passing game, Goochland’s calling card is its potent run game, featuring players like senior running back Perry Snead-Johnson.

The Bulldogs also have strength in numbers, fielding a large team pulled from a large student body that is expected to send Goochland to the Virginia High School League’s Class 3 next season.

Scheduling changes due to the effects of Tropical Storm Michael did not just impact R-H football but also girls volleyball.

The varsity and junior varsity (JV) Lady Statesmen were set to host Nottoway High School on Tuesday and will now do so Wednesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. The R-H teams’ Oct. 11 matches against visiting Central Lunenburg High School are now slated for Monday, starting at 5:30 p.m.