Tensions were running high as, seemingly, all of Dinwiddie County held its breath while their beloved Generals football team had gone over 25 minutes without scoring a point against 4A powerhouse Lake Taylor on the night after Thanksgiving.
Down 15-14 and time winding down in the fourth quarter, Dinwiddie finally found paydirt when Tye Freeland raced to the end zone on a touchdown reception with 2:38 remaining for a 22-15 lead. But the Titans were well on their way down the field when "The Pope said Nope".
A Lake Taylor pass from the Dinwiddie 28 landed in the arms of the waiting K'Vaughan Pope, who grabbed the ball and raced eighty yards for the pick six that kept the perfect season intact and sent Generals fan into a frenzy, as Dinwiddie eliminated a major contender for the 4A State Championship with a 29-15 win.
The interception finished a monster night for Pope, and propelled Dinwiddie to the state semifinals, where they would again be victorious before running into Salem, falling just short in the state championship on December 10.
But Dinwiddie fans will remember well willing K'Vaughan Pope down the field for the dagger that put the Generals at 13-0.
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