Private Schools – Hightower impresses as Spiders easily top Northeastern, 49-14


Episcopal grad Tim Hightower (04) wore an S on his chest as he led the Richmond Spiders to a convincing 49-14 victory on the road at Northeastern (Brookline, Mass.) Sept. 8.

In the contest, senior running back Hightower scored four touchdowns on the day two in the first quarter (runs of three and 90 yards). His 67-yard second quarter TD run proved to be the decisive score of the contest. In addition, Hightower ripped off a 12-yard third quarter TD run.

The Spiders improved to 1-1 overall on the young season.

Hightower, who played at Episcopal for head coach Mark Gowin, ripped Northeastern for 246 total yards on the ground. In addition, he caught one ball coming out of the backfield for 28 yards.

Saints win opener
The St. Stephens & St. Agnes Saints logged an impressive win to kickoff the 07 football season. The Saints, coached by Dave Holm (second-season), pummeled visiting St. Christophers (Richmond) 35-10 on Sept. 8 in Alexandria. The Saints, quarterbacked by sophomore lefthanded signal caller Ryan Sehrer, struck for 14 first quarter points. On the Red, White and Greens first TD of the day, Sehrer commented said, I handed-off to sophomore running back Alex Edwards who then handed-off to senior running back Marcus Everett. Marcus ripped off a 40-yard criss-cross scoring run.

Whereas Alex Edwards 19-yard scoring run was the decisive points of the contest for SSSA, Saints senior running back Isaiah Carpenter logged three touchdowns on the day accounting for 18 of the Saints 35 total points.

Carpenter scored on an eight-yard third quarter run, a 55-yard fourth quarter run and a 32-yard fourth quarter run. The Saints offensive line was ready to play against St. Christophers. In addition to 266-pound Cameron Williams, the other members of the offensive line included junior left tackle Everett Epstein, junior left guard Mike Smith, senior center James Williams and senior right guard Alex Corwin.

Following the Saints five ground scores, their PAT team was perfect on five of five attempts. Senior Jason Neithamer snapped, junior Adam Richelieu held and junior Chazzo Habliston kicked.

The Saints recorded their lone interception of the day when sophomore DB Alex Edwards hauled in a fourth quarter pick.

The Saints were jolted one season ago 42-20 to St. Christophers in Richmond. Last season, with a total record of 3-6, SSSA only knocked off three teams during the 06 campaign: Ireton, Randolph Macon Academy (Front Royal) and St. Albans (D.C.).