Nelson rights ship against Hargrave

It was simple for Nelson County.

“We got the train back on the tracks,” said Governors coach Mark Wells.

The Governors got the ground game going after a string of tough losses and trounced Hargrave 50-18.

It didn’t start off that way though. The Tigers took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown, putting Nelson on its heels.

From there the Governors’ offense took control, as Tyler Vest put together a 188-yard, four-touchdown performance on the ground. The senior quarterback was efficient, gaining his 188 on just 17 carries. Vest even tossed in an 85-yard kick return for a touchdown for good measure.

Devonte Turner ground it out too in the rushing attack, piling up 186 yards and three touchdowns on 21 touches.

“We put a few more athletes on the field and let them fly around,” Wells said.

Nelson gets into Dogwood District play next week when the Governors take on Appomattox on the road.