October 23, 2009
The high school football season is winding down as teams look to make late season pushes for playoff spots. Three teams looked to stay unblemished in the loss column, while Covenant traveled to Saint Anne's Belfield in our Game of the Week.
The Saints and Eagles renewed their cross-town rivalry tonight with Covenant looking for their first ever win against STAB. The Saints jumped out to a 28-0 lead by the fourth quarter, but Rich Little's team charged back to pull to within seven at 28-21. A key turnover late in the game, however, sealed the deal for STAB, as the Saints won, 35-21.
Western Albemarle put its unblemished record on the line against winless William Monroe on Friday. The Warriors had little trouble with the Dragons, cruising to the 40-3 win and improving to 8-0.
Monticello and Charlottesville met in a Jefferson District rivalry game. The Knights led 8-7 at the half, but the Mustangs exploded in the second to pull away, winning 34-14. Monticello running back C.J. Page rushed for 291 yards and four touchdowns to pace the Mustang victory.
Louisa hit the road to face Goochland in a battle of second place Jefferson District teams, with the Bulldogs over-powering the Lions, 28-7. Willie Ezell paced the defense with an interception return for a touchdown.
Orange traveled to Fluvanna with playoff hopes still alive. The Hornets jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead, and went on to top the Flucos, 42-7. Ryan Foster had the lone touchdown for Fluvanna, a 25 yard rush. Orange, meanwhile, will look to be the first team this year to beat Western, as those two teams collide next week.
Nelson welcomed Appomattox in Dogwood District action tonight, but did fare as well as hoped, falling to the Raiders, 50-14. Trey Barnett returned a kickoff for a touchdown for a bright spot for the Governors.
Madison improved to 7-0 in its Bull Run District opener on Friday, winning at George Mason, 35-14. The Mountaineers are three wins away from a perfect regular season. Logan Terrell scored three touchdowns to pace Madison to victory.
Buckingham improved to 8-0 on the year tonight with a 45-19 win over Randolph Henry. The Knights have an open date next week.
Albemarle could not grab its first win of the year, falling at Stafford, 41-6. Andrew Frazier scored the lone touchdown for the Patriots.
Fork Union faced Collegiate on Friday afternoon, and despite leading 20-17 at the half, fell 38-34.
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