Last Saturday Newport and Stevens met in what was the latest installment in a long standing rivalry. On Newport’s home turf the two teams squared off in the fight for the Annual Chamber Challenge Cup that has sat in Newport’s Trophy case for the last year.
And while Newport and Stevens headed into the contest with records of 5 and 0 and 4 and 1, respectively, it was all Newport from the opening kickoff, as Tigers running back Noah Wade Carried his team to a decisive 42-12 victory over the Cardinals. Newport was able to capitalize on a short punt after Stevens first possession was a 3 and out, Noah Wade plunged into the end zone for what was his first score on a day that saw him cross 1000 yards for the season.
Wade would strike again early in the second quarter after the cardinals turned it over on downs. and Quarterback Dylan McNamara scored on this quarterback keeper to put the Tigers up 21 to nothing heading into the end of the first half.
Newport kept up the pressure in the second half with Tyler Sharron picking off cardinals passer Richard Bell and bringing it back for a touchdown. Stevens got on the board after a good drive capped of by a 4 yard touchdown run from Zach O’Brien to make it 28-6. but refusing to let up Wade put up two more touchdowns including this backbreaking 59 yard TD run.
Stevens would answer with a late TD pass to O’Brien for his second score of the game, but it was too little too late and the Newport offense proved too much for an outsized Stevens team. We spoke with Wade after the game and asked him his feelings on crossing the 1000 yard mark.
We also caught up with the Newport head coach to talk with him about wade’s Performance; he also spoke on the teams success on defense
Newport will be travelling to face 4 and 2 Franklin this Saturday, while Stevens will be hosting and 0 and 6 Fall mountain squad friday night