The First Flight Nighthawks extended their Marlin Bowl victory streak to six games with a 41-21 win over the rival Manteo Redskins on Thursday, Aug. 30 in a contest played in Manteo. The first half of the game was highly competitive with First Flight taking a 20-13 lead into the locker room. But the Nighthawks scored early and often in the third quarter, building up a 41-13 lead before Manteo scored the game’s last TD.
With the non-conference win, First Flight moves its season record to 2-1 and will travel to play Norfolk Academy in another non-conference battle on Sept. 7. With the loss, Manteo slipped to 1-2 on the season. It hosts Bear Grass Charter on Friday, Sept. 7 in a non-conference clash.