Northumberland interceptions sink Colonial Beach, 26-13, in playoffs

Northumberland’s Delvin Palmer intercepts a pass to Colonial Beach’s Aneis Lyons (4) during the regional playoff. Also in on the coverage was Northumberland’s Kobe Wiggins (15). Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Second-seeded Northumberland opened up a close game with a turnover late in the third and went on to shake seventh ranked Colonial Beach, 26-13, in the Region 1A playoffs last Saturday.

The win gives the Indians (9-1) a home berth in a regional quarterfinal against sixth-seeded West Point (7-3), a 39-7 winner over third-place Rappahannock in another first round game. The Indians will host the Pointers at 7 p.m. Friday, November 16.

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