October 2, 2009
Western Albemarle and Louisa headlined action Friday night on the high school gridiron in our Friday Night EndZone game of the week. The Warriors were hoping to stay unbeaten, while the Lions looked to send Western to its first loss, and get an early jump in the Jefferson District.
The Warriors jumped out to a 26-0 lead, and went on to win convincingly, 26-7. They improve to 5-0 on the year, 2-0 in the district. Louisa falls to 3-2, 1-1 in district play. Western heads to Charlottesville next Friday, while Louisa will host Orange.
Monticello played host to Fluvanna with Mustangs head coach Brud Bicknell going up against former assistant Rodney Redd, who is now the Flucos' head coach. C.J. Page rushed for two first half touchdowns, and that would be all Monticello would need, as the Mustangs topped Fluvanna, 14-9. Both teams made a number of key fourth down stops. The Flucos had a chance to score the go-ahead touchdown at the Mustang seven yard line with 3.3 seconds to play, but Ryan Foster was dragged down as time expired to seal the win for Monticello.
Charlottesville pushed its winning streak to three games as the Black Knights topped William Monroe, 34-17. The Knights jumped out to a 20-3 halftime lead, and improve to 2-0 in the district with the victory. They also push their overall record above .500 to 3-2, after winning just one game in 2008. They'll welcome unbeaten Western Albemarle to their home field next Friday.
Goochland fell to the Knights last week, but made up for it with a big road win Friday, as the Bulldogs topped Orange, 31-21. The Hornets pulled to within 17-14, but could not complete the comeback. Goochland is now 4-1 on the year and travels to Monticello next week, while the Hornets are 2-3 and head to Louisa.
Madison pushed its record to 5-0 tonight with a 35-6 trouncing of Page. Logan Terrell and Devon Boone each scored two touchdowns to pace the Mountaineers. They'll return home to face Stonewall Jackson next week.
Albemarle failed to get its first win of the season, falling to Commonwealth District foe Colonial Forge, 56-21. The Patriots head to Riverbend next Friday night.
Buckingham improves to 6-0 on the year with a 51-0 shutout win over Manassas Park. The Knights will have next week off.
Blue Ridge picked up a key road win at Covenant, winning 33-6. Speedy McCauley rushed for two touchdowns and threw for 112 yards to pace the Barons. Lee Coppock tossed for 279 yards in the loss.
Eagles' head coach Rich Little joined us live in studio this week to talk about his 2009 squad. Click on the above video link to view this week's edition of Friday Night EndZone.