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Randolph-Macon’s John Byrd scores for the Yellow Jackets during Saturday’s home opener in Ashland. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

Yellow Jackets win home opener in Ashland

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:37 am

After falling 42-3 in their season opener in Baltimore to Johns Hopkins, the Yellow Jackets sought not just more offense and better defense, they sought purpose and a return to their identity. Even though the scoreboard read Randolph-Macon 48, Averett 16 at game’s end, they left the stadium with questions still unanswered.

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