Fork Union Claims Prep League Title with Win Over Woodberry

By: Ryan Yemen (Scrimmage Play)
By: Ryan Yemen (Scrimmage Play)

(Story provided by Scrimmage Play)

It’d been four years since the last time Fork Union had beaten Woodberry Forest, and the added bonuses in this season’s meeting between these two rivals was that not only was the Prep League Championship on the line, but it was also coach Micky Sullivan’s last home game at the helm for the Blue Devils.

In all three facets of the game, FUMA had its way and as such the Blue Devils finished up their regular season on the highest note possible with a 42-14 victory over the Tigers.

With the defense giving up just 224 yards of offense and creating four turnovers, the Blue Devils offense got to spend the majority of the game on the field. FUMA was balanced with running back Nick King setting the tone early and quarterback Christian Hackenberg and his receivers taking care of the scoring load. And the icing on the cake was a pair of special teams touchdowns on back-to-back punt blocks between the third and fourth quarters.

Hackenberg finished the game with 193 yards on 13 of 23 passing and four scores. Austin Stone had four catches for 47 yards and two scores, while Chrystian Brown had four for 108 yards and two scores. King had 133 yards on the ground on 20 carries.

For Woodberry, Hunter Etheridge, H.T. Minor and James Hewell finished with 48, 42 and 46 yards respectively on a combined 29 carries. The Tigers (6-3) do not participate in the post season and will finish up their year with their annual finale with Episcopal on Saturday at 2 p.m.

The Blue Devils (9-2) advance to the VISAA Division 1 playoffs and will await their opponent, either Benedictine, Flint Hill or Collegiate depending on Saturday’s result. With the second seed, FUMA will host one of those three at Fluvanna County High on Friday at 7 p.m.

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