October 22, 2010
Tonight marked the eighth game of the season for many local teams as they look to fight for playoff spots. Many district races are heating up as the regular season winds down and two teams are still holding onto unblemished loss columns.
Perfect Louisa battled Goochland in our Game of the Week, with the Lions coming out on top, 28-7. Anthony Hunter rushed for three touchdowns and the Lion offense put up 368 rushing yards on 55 carries. This marked Louisa's final home game of the regular season as they'll finish up at Monticello and at Fluvanna. Goochland falls to 4-4, 2-3 in district play.
Monticello looked to bounce back from an upset loss to Western Albemarle last week and did so in a big way, rolling past Charlottesville, 45-13. Jesse Ayres was head and shoulders above the rest on Friday night, rushing for 255 yards and five touchdowns. Ayres scored four of his TD's in the first half to help the Mustangs to a 33-0 lead at the break. Jhalil Mosely tallied a touchdown pass as well. Monticello will host Louisa next week as the Mustangs go to 3-2 in district play. The Knights fall to 0-8 and will head to Fluvanna next Friday.
Western Albemarle won its third straight game, topping William Monroe, 31-7. Abbott Wallenborn led a Warrior charge as they jumped out to a 12-7 halftime lead and scored 19 unanswered points in the second half to secure the win. The Warriors are now 4-4 and will battle Orange next week, while William Monroe falls to 3-5 and will take on Goochland.
Orange picked up its second straight win Friday night with a 51-19 win over Fluvanna. The Hornet offense was clicking on all cylinders, with a good example being a 99 yard touchdown pass from Cameron Hughes to Amir Waller. Orange is now 5-3 and will take on Western next Friday, with Fluvanna falling to 3-5 and hosting Charlottesville in a week.
Buckingham stayed unbeaten with a huge 50-14 win over Randolph-Henry in James River District play on Friday. The Knights established control early and held a 23-0 lead at halftime. Maurice Taylor continued his stellar senior season, rushing for 192 yards and four touchdowns, while Tarian Ayers threw for two scores. The Knights are 8-0 and have next Friday off, before facing Amelia in two weeks.
Albemarle kept things close, but fell to Stafford in Commonwealth District action, 24-14. The Patriots fall to 3-5 and will face Mountain View next Friday.
Madison won its fifth straight game with a 20-7 victory over George Mason in the Mountaineers' Bull Run District opener. Stuart Dean's team held a 14-7 lead at the half and clamped down on defense the entire game. Dustin Farmer posted two touchdown passes for Madison, which improves to 6-1 on the year. Coach Dean was also our in-studio guest on Friday night. The Mountaineers will visit Strasburg next Friday.
Nelson is still in search of that elusive first win, after falling to Appomattox, 34-22. The Governors fell in an early 14-0 hole, but battled back to tie the game at 14 before the Raiders took control for good. Mark Wells' team now 0-7 and will face Chatham next week.
STAB and Covenant meeting in a cross-town rivalry match up on Friday afternoon, with the Saints emerging victorious, 39-20. The Saints fell down 6-0 early, but stormed back with three unanswered touchdowns to take a 21-6 lead into halftime. Charlie Murray put up a huge day at quarterback for John Blake's team, throwing for 319 yards and four touchdowns. Charles Sipe filled in at running back for the injured Branford Rogers and performed well, scoring two touchdowns. The Saints are now 7-1 and will host Christchurch next week. Covenant falls to 1-7 and will face North Cross.
Fork Union bounced back after last week's loss to tally a big road win at Collegiate, 46-21. The Blue Devils jumped out to a 26-0 lead and cruised from there. Mickey Sullivan's team is hoping to make a late season surge into the playoffs. FUMA now 3-4 and will face Benedictine next weekend.
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