The Nelson varsity football team had not been held scoreless at home since late in the 2016 season.
That streak ended at 19 games Friday night.
Chatham raced out to a 28-point halftime lead and added four more touchdowns in the second half to easily defeat the Governors in Lovingston.
Nelson (1-4, 0-1 Dogwood District) had not been shut out at home since Oct. 21, 2016, in a 63-0 loss to Appomattox.
Chatham (3-1, 1-0) got all the scoring it needed in the opening 24 minutes.
Dermont Kyle tallied a pair of touchdown runs. Kendell Sanders rushed for a score and caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Mason Anderson.
The Cavaliers’ only previous shutout victory over the Governors came in a 23-0 triumph on Nov. 4, 2011, in Chatham.