October 29, 2003
Model Secondary School for the Deaf Eagles
From: King George Journal Press, VA - Oct 29, 2003
Model Secondary School for the Deaf Eagles (7-1) @ Colonial Beach Drifters (0-9)
When: Friday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Monroe Park
Last meeting: Colonial Beach lost to visiting Model in 2002, 35-12
Last week: The Eagles won at Alabama School for the Deaf on Saturday, 34-6; the Drifters lost at Maret School on Saturday, 47-6
Notes: Colonial Beach has not had a winless season since going 0-10 in 1987; however, the Drifters appear headed to an 0-10 mark this year, unless they can pull an upset against a strong Model team in Friday's Capitol Area Football Conference game.
Colonial Beach was 0-9 last season going into its scheduled season-finale against Model, a school located in Washington, D.C. But that game was cancelled, due to the sniper shootings in the area, and the Drifters scheduled Timber Ridge School - a team Colonial Beach beat 26-0 in Winchester to improve to 1-9 - in place of the Eagles.
Model has scored 251 points and has given up 112 this season - 72 of which came in a 72-28 loss at Maryland School for the Deaf on Oct. 9. The Drifters were beaten at home by the same Maryland School for the Deaf team in their season opener on Aug. 29, 49-0. The Eagles and Drifters have faced three other common opponents in 2003: CAFC schools Quantico, Enterprise, and Hyde. Model won at Quantico on Sept. 12, 34-6; Colonial Beach lost at Quantico on Sept. 26, 48-0. The Drifters lost at Enterprise on Sept. 13, 20-0; the Eagles beat visiting Enterprise on Sept. 19, 37-6. Model beat visiting Hyde on Oct. 3, 39-22; Colonial Beach played its closest game of the season against visiting Hyde on Oct. 17, losing 20-14.
In addition to trying to avoid going winless for the first time in 16 years, the Drifters will also be looking to avoid tying a school record of being shut out six times in a season. The 1987 Colonial Beach team was blanked six times - one time fewer than this year's Drifters team has been shut out in being outscored 286-32.
The Eagles have beaten the Drifters four straight times and lead the all-time series, 15-7.
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