Hampton heartbreaker; Spiders spoil Pirates bid for upset 31-28

HAMPTON (WAVY) – Hampton Head coach Connell Maynor will not allow his team to believe the officiating crew “cost” his team a win. That being said, the black-and-whites certainly had their hand in a number of critical calls that seemed to decide the outcome. The Pirates led 28-16, but were outscored 15-0 over the fourth quarter and fell to the visiting University of Richmond 31-28 at Armstrong Stadium.

“They made one more play than we did today,” said a dejected Connell Maynor.

Holding on by five with 10:58 left in the fourth quarter, Richmond’s Reggie Diggs took a Kyle Lauletta pass and turned a short gain into a 36-yard go-ahead touchdown. And after trailing 21-10 at halftime, the Spiders never trailed again.

Quarterback David Watford improved on his season-opener against Kentucky State, in which he threw five touchdowns but also three interceptions. The Hampton High School product finished with 239 yards, three more scores, and no interceptions.


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