October 1, 2010
Three local teams remained unblemished in the loss column as several squads hit the halfway point of their regular season schedules on Friday. Other teams were able to earn their first district victories of the season.
Monticello and Fluvanna clashed in our Game of the Week in a Jefferson District clash. The Mustangs were able to earn their first district win of the year with a 55-25 victory on the road. Monticello put up 21 points in both the second and third quarters to fuel the win. Running back Jesse Ayres scored four touchdowns as well. Fluvanna took the early 13-0 lead, but after the Mustangs took over the lead in the second quarter they never looked back.
Louisa improved to 5-0 on the year with a 48-7 win over Western Albemarle on Friday. The Lions scored 31 points in the second quarter to slam the door on the Warriors early. Zack Jackson rushed for two touchdowns to lead Louisa to the win, as the Lions improve to 2-0 in district play.
William Monroe earned its first Jefferson District win of the season with a 49-7 win over Charlottesville. It marks the first district victory for the Dragons since 2007, as they improve to 3-2 overall on the season. Monroe jumped out to an early 21-0 lead after the first quarter and made the early lead stand up.
Orange and Goochland clashed in the most thrilling game of the evening. Goochland jumped out to a 28-6 lead at halftime, but the second half proved to be Orange's time. The Hornets charged back and tied the game at 35 on a Hunter Ferguson field goal at the end of regulation. Three overtimes were needed to decide this game, as the Hornets earned the 57-56 win and improve to 2-0 in district play.
Albemarle made the trip up to Colonial Forge and returned on the losing end of a 49-7 defeat. The Eagles led 42-0 at halftime and the Patriots now sit at 0-2 in Commonwealth District play. They'll try for their first district victory next Friday against Riverbend.
Madison used a strong second half to take down Page, 28-7. The two teams were knotted at seven at the break, before 21 unanswered points by the Mountaineers gave them the victory. Madison improves to 4-1 on the year with its only loss coming to William Monroe.
Buckingham moves to 6-0 on the season by topping Manassas Park, 20-17, in come-from-behind fashion. The Knights trailed 10-6 at the break before rallying in the second half to take the win. They have won 16 consecutive regular season games.
Blue Ridge and Covenant moved venues to Monticello High School and the turf field Friday afternoon due to all the rain of the last few days, but the Barons still played as if they were right at home. Blue Ridge took down, 55-21, behind a school record 314 rushing yards from Mayn Francisco. His effort earned him this week's Scrimmage Play Top Performer honor. The Barons now 3-2 on the year, while the Eagles remain in search of that first win.
STAB was able to remain unblemished in the loss column with a 13-7 victory over St. Christopher's Friday evening. The Saints improve to 5-0 and got a rushing touchdown from Branford Rogers in his return from injury.
William Monroe head coach Mark Sanford joined us in-studio to talk about his 2010 Dragons and give us his insight on the recent turnaround of the program.
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