HAMPTON (WAVY) – The physical play at Darling Stadium was certainly an indicator of how much Saturday afternoon’s game meant to each side. After four quarters in a battle of unbeatens, in a rivalry named one of the 100 “Great American Rivalries” by the United States Army, Hampton stood as 19-7 winners over rival Phoebus for the first time in five years.
“I just feel real proud,” said senior quarterback Jovonn Quillen, who threw his hands to the sky in celebration after the final kneel-down. He certainly earned his first ever win over the Phantoms, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another in the win.
The Crabbers defense also played stout, holding a rush-heavy Phantom offense in check, and not allowing a score until midway through the fourth quarter. Phoebus quarterback Justin Wright snuck in from a few yards out to provide the only Phantom score of the afternoon.