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Charles City loses season opener to Colonial Beach – Final Score 37 to 12

Colonial Beach 37,  Charles City 12

Varsity Football Game on August 31, 2012

The Charles City Panthers lost their home opener to Colonial Beach by a score of 37 to 12.

The Drifters of Colonial Beach got off to a fast start and scored 18 unanswered points in the first quarter.


Charles City heads to final four state basketball tournament after beating Luary 57 to 49

Charles City  57,  Luray  49

Boys Varsity Basketball State Semifinal Game on March 3, 2012

The Panther Boys Basketball team is heading to the final four after beating the Luray Bulldgos 57-49 at William & Mary’s Kaplan Arena.

A lively and loud Charles City crowd started early as senior Dominique Williams got the game off to a quick start after hitting a three pointer from NBA range.  However, Luray would respond quickly in transition and Charles City found themselves down 12 to 16 after the first quarter.  Charles City battled back in the second quarter and were down by one going into halftime with the score 23-24.

The Panthers couldn’t get much going to start the third quarter but with 3:40 left, Luray’s Braden Cook went up for an easy layup when Terrance Banks came out of  nowhere to block the shot.  The ball landed in the arms of Williams who pushed the  ball up the floor when he made a nice half court bounce pass to a sprinting Ryan Jones who finished the play with a finger roll that sent the  Panther crowd into a frenzy.  However, on the Bulldog’s next possession Jacob Griffith launched a three pointer that went in. Reserve player Ryan Jones came up big for the Panthers again on the next play after grabbing an offensive rebound and dishing the ball to Antonio Harris on the base line who sunk a jump shot.  The Panthers would score a flurry of points by going on a 12 to 2 point run and were up by 7 going into the final quarter, 42 to 35.

The Panthers were playing well in the fourth quarter when a foul was called on Williams and a controversial technical foul was called on Banks. This series of events led to Luray converting 3 of 4 free throw attempts and possession of the  ball. The bulldogs had cut the lead to 4 with 4:26 to play in the game.  Luray’s Andrew Ponn tried to get a layup but Panther player Avery Jones was able to steal the ball away.  On the other end Harris was fouled hard while going up for a shot.  The ball went in and  Harris converted the free throw for a three point play that put the Panthers back up to 7.  The Bulldogs would get no closer than 4 the rest of the way as strong defense led by Daron Jones and Avery Jones accompanied by 6 for 6 free throw shooting by Williams would send the Panthers to the state final four tournament for the first time in modern history.

The Bulldgos were led by Andrew Ponn’s 14 points and Howard Harsher’s 13 points and 16 rebounds.  Luray’s Monty Dickson who was the Shenandoah District’s player of the year was held largely in check and had 9 points. Luray finished their season with a 22-6 record.

The Panthers were led by sophomore sensation Antonio Harris who had 21 points and 8 rebounds. Senior Dominique Williams had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Daron Jones had 4 blocks for the Panthers.

Charles City will play the defending state champions the Galax Maroon Tide on Thursday at 5pm at VCU’s Siegel Center.

Final Game Stats

LURAY (22-6) — Ponn 14, Harsher 13, Dickson 9, Jacob Griffith 6, Braden Cook 3, Thomas Mallalieu 2, Terius Grandison 2, Ryan Foltz 0, Jacob Painter 0

Totals 47 11-14 49.

CHARLES CITY (16-8) — Harris 21, Williams 15, A. Jones 7, Banks 6, Jovan Howard 4, D. Jones 2, R. Jones 2, Jaelen Cotman 0, Mortiz Kleitz 0

Totals 40 20-33 57.

Luray 16  8 11 14 49
Charles City 12 11 19 15 57

Charles City Panthers win Region A, Division 1 Basketball Championship Game over West Point

Charles City  72,  West Point  70

Boys Varsity Basketball Region A Championship Game on February 25, 2012

No players selected to the first team All District Team, No players selected to the All Region Team….no problem, Charles City won its first ever Region Championship with a thrilling 72-70 win over West Point as Avery Jones hit a jumper with 2 seconds left.  The Panthers had endeared numerous heartbreaking games this season in which they came up short, but tonight the Panthers would prevail.  The Panthers play in the state tournament for the first time in school history on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The game will be against the Luray Bulldogs at 1pm and the location will be at the college of William and Mary.

The Panthers got off to a slow start against the young but talented West Point Pointers and were down by 6 points after the 1st quarter.  The panthers battled back in the 2nd quarter.  Senior Dominique Williams scored 15 of his 20 points during the first half and the Panthers were up 38 to 37 at the half.

The Pointers were led by sophomore A.J. Allen who had a game high 24 points, including 4 three pointers.  The game was tied up at 55 going into the 4th quarter.

The Panthers were up for most of the 4th quarter, but the Pointers fought back.  With just under a minute to play, Allen regained the lead 69 to 68 after converting both of his free throw attempts.  On the next possession, the Panthers retook the lead by one point after Antonio Harris knocked down two free throws.    The Pointers were back at the line for a one and one after a reach in foul was called.  Pointers player Gabriel Lee converted the first free throw, but missed the second attempt hit as the ball hit the front of the rim and was rebounded by Williams.  The panthers pushed the ball down the court but a whistle was called on Harris for holding the ball too long without dribbling.  With 13 seconds left, The Pointers got the ball back but Panther player Terrance Banks made a quick steal on Martin Doyal.  The Panthers called a time out to set up their final play.  On the next play Jaelen Cotman made a pass to Avery Jones who took the ball and made a spin move on Allen at the top of the key. Jones then pulled up for a shot over two Pointer players near the foul line.  Jones’ one handed soft shot went in with 2 seconds left.  West Point called a quick time out.  The Pointers passed the ball all the way down the court to get a last second shot off, but Doyal’s attempt was forced to go too high as Panther Ryan Jones was able to defend the ball well.  The game clock expired and the Panthers would took take home their first Regional Basketball Championship Trophy with a final score of 72-70.

West Point was led by sophomores, AJ Allen and Jeffery Geurrant and will play Amelia County in the state tournament on Friday at the VCU Siegel Center.

Senior point guard Dominique Williams was selected as the tournament MVP after scoring a total of 63 points, including six three pointers and collecting over 20 rebounds in 3 games of the regional tournament.  Fellow senior guard, Terrance Banks scored 37 points, including 5 three pointers during 3 games. Junior Avery Jones scored 33 points to go along with numerous blocks and rebounds during the tournament.  Sophomore Antonio Harris led all scorers with 64 points.

Charles City will play the Luray Bulldgos who were in the state tournament last year before losing to eventual champion Galax.

Final Championship Game Stats

WEST POINT (10-14) — Allen 24, Guerrant 14, Doyal 4, Lee 9, Caleb Hatcher 5, Stephen Taylor 8, Neil Washington 0, Jermaine Taylor 0, Seth Hatcher 6.

Totals 25 15-27 70.

CHARLES CITY (14-8) — D. Williams 20, Banks 10, Jovan Howard 2, Cotman 0, Harris 22, R. Jones 4, Mortiz Kleist 0, Daron Jones 0, A. Jones 13, Trae Kelly 1.

Totals 27 14-29 72.

W. Point 25 12 18 15 70
Charles City 19 19 17 17 72

Jaelen Williams – Charles City High School Football Player

Junior Football Player – JAELEN WILLIAMS

Class of 2013

Jaelen Williams Football Player

Jaelen Williams, is a 6’3″, 280lb Junior, Defensive and Offensive lineman from Charles City, VA.  He has started on the Charles City High School Varsity Football team since the 9th grade. For 3 (three) consecutive years he has earned 1st team All-Region, All Tri-Rivers District 1st team at Defensive Tackle and Honorable Mention at Offensive Tackle.  He’s also the defensive captain for the team.  Williams is also a member of the Varsity Basketball Team and Track & Field Team. In addition, Williams excels in his academic work in the classroom.





Charles City loses Regional Playoff Game to Northumberland – Final Score 22 to 24

Charles City County  22,  Northumberland  24

Varsity Playoff Football Game on November 11, 2011

Charles City Panthers versus Northumberland Indians Varsity Football Playoff

Charles City team captains Avery Jones, Terrance Banks, Dominique Williams & Jaelen Williams opening game against the Northumberland Indians

The Charles City Varsity Football team made the regional playoffs for the 3rd year in a row and were looking to advance after being eliminated the past two years in the first round.  The Panthers squared off against the Northumberland Indians in a thrilling game that came down to the wire.  The Panthers were down by two scores going into the 4th quarter and were back in front after scoring on two touchdown passes from Avery Jones late in the game.  One touchdown wen to Jaelen Cotman and then another a few minutes later to Dominique Williams.  Unfortunately, the Panthers weren’t able to hold onto a lead and Northumerbland battled back to take a two point lead with just over a minute to play.   The Panthers weren’t able to make another drive and the Indians beat the Panthers in a heartbreaking loss for Charles City County.

The game started with a drive by Northumberland that went deep into Charles City’s side of the field.  Northumberland was facing a fourth down when the Panther defense came up big and stopped the Indians in the red zone on fourth down.  The Panthers took over on downs and drove the ball down the field on a series of nice plays that started with an Avery Jones quarterback keeper up the middle.  The Panthers appeared to be in control until they reached the red zone and a blitz forced Jones to scramble which ultimately led to a penalty for an intentional grounding.  After this play it was fourth down and very long.  The Panthers were placed at about the 35 yard line and needed to get inside the 5 yard line for a first.  The next play resulted in a nice pass from Jones to Dominique Williams but were stopped just short of the first down marker.   The Indians would take over at the 6 yard line.  This drive would take the Indians down the field and into the second quarter when the Indians connected on a long touchdown pass.  The conversion failed, but Northumberland was up 6-0.

The Panthers would get the ball back and make a nice drive with a mix of runs and passes.  After a nice catch and run by Terrance Banks, the Panthers were again in the red zone.  A few moments later, Panther running back Tesean Greene would run the ball into the endzone to tie the game up 6-6, after the conversion attempt failed.

Northumberland would get the ball back, but the Panther defense stout and stopped the Indians on 4th down.  However, the Panthers were unable to do much on offense after a series of incompletions.  The Panthers were forced to punt and the Indians got the ball back deep in their own territory after a nice punt by Jones.  The Indians and Panthers both got the ball back but had unsucesfull drives before halftime.  The score was tied 6-6 going into intermission.

The Panthers got the ball first to start the second half.  The Panthers drove down to the 21 yard line when a pass into the endzone that was intended for Jovan Howard was tipped and picked off by the Indians.  The Indians got the ball back at the 20 after the interception touch back, but weren’t able to get anything going against the Panther defense.  Despite being deep in their own territory, the Indians decided to go for it on 4th down.  The Panthers stopped them again and got the ball back at about the same place that they last had the ball.  Two plays later, the Indians had the ball back after Jones fumbled the ball while being tackled by a group on Indian defenders.  After not getting much through the air, the Indians went to a series of running plays which eventually culminated in a touchdown run by Chad Elmore.  The panthers would stop the Indians’ conversion attempt.  The Indians led 12 to 6.

Charles City got the ball back were forced to punt after just 3 plays.  During the punt, an Indian defender ran past several Panthers and was able to get a clear block on Jones’ punt.  The Indians would regain possession at the 4 yard line.  Two plays later, the Indians ran to the left side and the running back went into the end zone untouched.  The Panther defense once again stopped the 2 point conversion, but the Indians were up 18 to 6 going into the 4th quarter.

The Panthers would come back with some determined play.  Just a few plays into their next drive, Avery Jones found Jaelen Cotman over the middle on a pass which resulted in a score.  Jones would run the conversion in to cut the lead to 4 with a score of 18 to 14.

The Indians were getting first downs and driving on their next possession.  It appeared that Charles City might have lost the momentum when Northumberland’s Chad Elmore ran to the left side.  Panther player Jovan Howard made a nice play to dislodge the ball and force the fumble.  Dominique Williams would recover the ball for the Panthers near midfield.  A few plays later, the Panthers were facing a second and long situation when Jones connected with Williams on a long pass.  Williams able to break away from the first tackle and ran towards the end zone when he was able to dive past a second defender and get a much needed touchdown.  Jones got the conversion on a nifty run and the Panthers were up for the first time in the game 22 to 18 with just 4:33 left to play.

The Indians got the ball back near midfield after a nice kickoff return.  With just 1:28 to play and time running, the Indians were faced with a 4th down with 3 yards to go for the first down at the 15 yard line.  The Indians ran a quarterback option to the left side and pitched it to the running back who was able to get the first down.  On the next play, the Indians punched it into the end zone with a run play up the middle.  The Indians failed the extra point kick, but were up 24 to 22.

The Panthers got the ball back for one last drive, but weren’t able to score.   Nortumberland won it’s first regional playoff game in 15 years.  The Indians move on to face Central Lunenburg who crushed Colonial Beach 63 to 24.

Charles City head coach Steward Greene was proud of his team’s accomplishments despite the loss.  This years team was a very young that only had only 4 seniors.   The majority of the teams starters are juniors and there are several sophomores and freshmen that have started games this year.  Junior quarterback Avery Jones played exceptionally well this year and led the team in passing and rushing.  Jones had 27 touchdowns in 11 games.  He had 17 touchdown passess, 10 touchdown rushes and numerous conversions points through the air and ground.  Jones had over 2,500 all purpose yards this year.  Junior defensive end Cruz Adkins led the team with 98 tackles and 2.5 sacks.  Junior defensive tackle Jaelen Williams was third on the team in tackles with 83 tackles and one sack.

This was the last football game for two of Charles City’s best athletes, duo receivers Terrance Banks and Dominique Williams who also both play defense.   Williams led the team in receiving, in fumble recoveries and was second in tackles.  Williams who is also a standout player in basketball and baseball, hauled in 52 catches for 847 yards and 9 touchdowns.  Williams also accounted for 5 two point conversion, 81 tackles, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 interceptions, 1.5 sacks.  Williams never fumbled  the ball this past year.   His team mate, Banks accounted for 641 receiving yards, led the team in kickoff returns and had 9 touchdowns.  Fellow seniors Eric Shields and Justin Brown also played well this year despite not playing previously.  Shields played defensive end and Justin Brown was the primary running back for the Panthers this past season.

Charles City beats Arcadia and qualifies for Playoffs – Final Score 46 to 22

Charles City County  46,  Arcadia  22

Varsity Football Game on November 4, 2011

Charles City’s football team qualified for the playoffs for the 3rd year in a row after defeating the Arcardia Firebirds on November 4, 2011.

A nice pass from Avery Jones to Jovan Howard setup a short run for a score by running back Tesean Greene.  The panthers would get the ball back after Arcadia failed to get anything going on offense.  Jones and Williams connected on a nice pass play which was followed by another Jones to Williams pass for a touchdown.  After a successful conversion, the panthers were up 16-0.

Arcadia was able to get to the panther 5 yard line, but a fumble was picked up by panther Jovan Howard who would go the distance for a touchdown to put Charles City up 24-0 after another 2 point conversion.   Arcadia would get the ball back briefly.  On the first play of their next possession, Terrance Banks ripped the ball out of the running back’s hands and returned it for a defensive touchdown.  Another good conversion made the score 32-0.

The firebirds would finally get something going on offensively with a long reverse by Antonio Brown took the ball into the red zone.  Arcadia QB Tevin Poulson would then get into the end zone on a bootleg run and cut the lead to 32-8.

Charles City scored again on a Justin Brown run to make it 40-8.

Poulson would lead the next Arcadia scoring drive by making a nice kickoff return.  Poulson capped the drive off with another touchdown run.

Jones would keep the scoring going with a 50 yard touchdown run up the middle.  The conversion failed, but the panthers were up 46 to 16.

The last score of the night would come on a short run by Arcadia’s Darren Brown.  The final score was 46-22.

Avery Jones had over 200 all purpose yards while scoring one touchdown running and one throwing.  Dominique Williams had 7 catches for 91 yards to go along with a touchdown grab.  Jaelen Williams led the defense with 8 tackles.  The panthers had 4 fumble recoveries during the game and two of these were returned for scores.  Seven different panther players scored in this game.

Arcadia was led by running backs Ronnie Holden with 45 yards rushing, running back Antonio Brown with 58 yards rushing and quarterback Tevin Poulson with 45 yards rushing to go with his two scores.

Charles City loses to Surry County – Final score 18 to 34

Charles City 18,  Surry County  34

Tri-Rivers Varsity Football Game on October 28, 2011

The Charles City Varisty Football team traveled to Dendron, VA in order to face the Surry County Cougars on October 28, 2011.  The Panthers could not overcome some costly mistakes and lost the game 18 to 34.

Panthers lose homecoming game to Sussex Central – Final Score 18 to 56

Sussex Central 56,  Charles City County  18

Tri-Rivers Varsity Football Game on October 21, 2011

Charles City scored first but Sussex Central would come back strong to win by a margin of 56 to 18 during Charles City County’s homecoming game on October 21, 2011.

Charles City loses to Franklin Broncos – Final Score 32 to 48

Charles City County 32,  Franklin  48

Tri-Rivers Varsity Football Game on October 14, 2011

The Charles City Panthers could not repeat last years sucesss against the Franklin Broncos.  The panthers went to Franklin with high hopes but came way with a loss on October 14, 2011.

Charles City Panthers lose to Windsor Dukes – Final Score 20 to 36

Windsor 36,  Charles City 20

Tri-Rivers Varsity Football Game on October 7, 2011

The Panther varsity football team fell to the visiting Windsor Dukes in their first district game of the season.  Windsor’s Nick Powell had a dominating performance on defense and the panthers were able to stop the Dukes running game.

Windsor got the scoring started after the panthers had no answer all night long for the Duke rushing attack.  After various runs by Oris Bowers, his team mate R. J. Edwards rushed in for the first score of the game.  The game was 8-0 after a 2 point conversion.

The panthers tied the game up after quarterback Avery Jones connected with Terrance Banks on a nice touchdown pass.

Duke player Sharod Patterson made a nice run on the kickoff return to put Windsor in good field position.  A few plays later, Windsor was on the scoreboard again with a rushing TD by Bowers.

The panthers would have a nice kickoff return themselves as Dominique Williams return the kick deep into Windsor territory.  Several plays later, Jones would scramble for a touchdown.

The Dukes were up 16 to 14 at the half.

R.J. Edwards continued the scoring for Windsor with a nice run in the 3rd quarter.  The panther would get the ball on their next drive but turned the ball over on an interception and a few plays later Justice Chapman scored on a run up the middle.  Chapman would add another touchdown later in the game on a QB keeper.

Charles City’s Justin Brown would add a touchdown run to the scoring but it wouldn’t be enough to catch up with Windsor.  The Dukes finished the game by winning 36 to 20.

Avery Jones had 202 yards passing and one touchdown.  Jones scored one touchdown on the ground and one through the air.  Dominique Williams caught 9 passes for 81 yards, Terrance Banks snagged 7 catches for 76 yards, and Jovan Howard had 2 catches for 45 yards.  Seven different panther players scored points in the game.  The panthers continued to struggle rushing the ball and had a net total of 4 yards.  Cruz Adkins and Jaelen Williams each had 12 tackles to lead the defensive effort.

Windsor’s Nick Powell had a dominating performance and was responsible for 4 sacks on the night.

Windsor accumulated nearly 300 net yards rushing and 5 touchdowns between Oris Bowers, Justice Chapman, and R.J. Edwards.