November 18, 2011
Three area high school football teams saw their season come to an end in playoff action Friday night.
Monticello traveled to Liberty to take on the Eagles and after a scoreless first quarter, the Mustangs found themselves in a 6-0 hole after a tipped punt was returned by Liberty for a touchdown.
The Eagles then made it 12-0 on a 74-yard touchdown run by Anthony Budd. The Mustangs drove down to the Liberty 10 but Isaac Robinson was stuffed on fourth-and-short, giving the ball back to Liberty.
Budd then tacked on another long touchdown run, this time from 71 yards, to give the Eagles a 20-0 lead.
Monticello answered right before the half, as Jhalil Mosely hit James Banks for a 36-yard connection down to the Liberty one, and Mosely then punched it in with a leap over the top to make the score 20-7 at halftime.
The Mustangs came out in the second half and immediately cut the lead to 20-14 on a Nathan Digregorio touchdown catch, but the Eagles answered with a score of their own to make it 28-14.
Monticello had one last chance to get back into the game as the Mustangs drove down to the Liberty one but were stuffed again on fourth-and-goal. the eagles then tacked on two more scores for the 42-14 final.
Louisa traveled to top-seeded Powhatan for a rematch with the Indians. Ray Brown started things with a 29-yard touchdown run to put Powhatan up 7-0.
Brown drove the Indians down to the five to end the quarter before Thomas Mitchel connected with Dion Drew to make it 14-0.
The Lions offense sputtered from there, with a failed fake punt and interception before the half.
Louisa started with the ball to open the third. Dion Johnson returned the kick to the 50 but a fumble ended the drive. A 50-yard punt return score then made it 21-0 Powhatan. Another Louisa fumble was scooped up by the Indians and returned for a touchdown to make it 28-0.
Powhatan then scored again with just over three minutes left in the game for the 35-0 final.
Buckingham visited King William and found itself on the wrong end of a 32-14 score.
DJ Johnson started the scoring for the Cavaliers with a 12-yard catch. Brandon Fuller then returned a Knights fumble 48 yards for another Cavs score, 12-0.
Kenneth Johnson answered back from seven yards out for Buckingham to make it 12-6 in the third. A 45-yard touchdown pass then gave the Cavaliers a 26-6 edge in the fourth.
An interception return for touchdown gave King William a 32-6 lead and the Cavaliers held on for the 32-14 win.