Photo by Chas Sumser/Viva Loudoun
Leesburg, VA (Nov. 20, 2015) – In Round 2 of the 5A North playoffs, the Atlee High School Raiders traveled from Mechanicsburg to meet the Tuscarora High School Huskies. Chas Sumser captured the atmosphere and action on Friday, November 20, posting this photo gallery of 122 images.
The Raiders burst to a two-touchdown lead just five minutes into the game, but then the Huskies began to settle in with a touchdown of their own. Atlee responded with another score, but from then on it was virtually all Tuscarora. A “Hail Mary” pass with no time remaining–with a failed extra point–made the halftime score, 21-20, Atlee.
The second half simply belonged to the home team. Led by the powerful running of James Douglas, they scored three unanswered touchdowns. A late score by Atlee reduced the final margin, but it was still impressive at 42-27, Tuscarora.