October 29, 2010
The regular season is winding down and several teams are battling for playoff spots in the late weeks. Friday's action saw one team remain unbeaten and another clinch a playoff berth to headline events on the area gridiron.
Louisa improved to 9-0 with a 32-15 victory over Monticello. The Lions took a 20-7 halftime lead and made it stand up on the Mustangs' home field. Anthony Hunter led the way for Mark Fischer's team with 115 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Rayshawn Jackson added two scores for Louisa, and Jesse Ayres paced Monticello with 111 rushing yards and a touchdown in the loss. Louisa will look to cap off a perfect regular season next Friday at Fluvanna. Monticello falls to 5-4 and will travel to William Monroe to end its campaign.
Orange improves to 6-3 on the year, 5-1 in Jefferson District play with a 44-19 victory over Western Albemarle. The Hornets opened up a 24-7 lead at halftime and never look back. They'll finish out the regular season next Friday at Charlottesville, while the Warriors will host Goochland to end the year. Western fell to 4-5 with Friday's loss.
Goochland held off William Monroe on Friday, 37-21. The Bulldogs are still hoping to earn a playoff spot and will battle Western Albemarle in Crozet during the final week of the year. The Dragons fell to 3-6, 1-5 in district play, and will close out the season by hosting Monticello.
Fluvanna got a win for Jason Barnett in his first game since getting the interim tag removed from his head coaching title. Barnett and the Flucos topped Charlottesville, 42-27. Fluvanna is 4-5 on the season and will host Louisa next week to cap off the regular season. Charlottesville falls to 0-9 and will look to avoid a winless campaign against Orange at home next week.
Madison improves to 7-1 on the season with a 36-14 win over Strasburg on Friday night. The Mountaineers are now 2-0 in Bull Run District play. They'll take on Manassas Park at home next Friday in hopes of remaining unbeaten in the district, before closing out their regular season with Clarke County on November 12.
Nelson picked up its first win of the season on Friday night, a 42-20 triumph over Chatham. The Governors putting together their most complete game of the season, shining on both offense and defense. They'll head to William Campbell next Friday in hopes of starting a winning streak.
Albemarle was unable to pick up a Commonwealth District victory, falling at Mountain View, 36-7. The Patriots fall to 3-6 on the year and will close things out next Friday at Brooke Point.
STAB clinched a playoff berth with a 20-13 victory over Christchurch. The Saints jumped out to a 13-0 lead and were able to hold off a Seahorse charge down the stretch. Charlie Murray threw two touchdown passes and Charles Sipe rushed for a score. The STAB defense forced four turnovers on the night, intercepting two passes and recovering two fumbles. The Saints are now 8-1 on the season and will close out the regular season next Friday against Blue Ridge. STAB head coach John Blake joined us in-studio as well.
Covenant was unable to earn a win on Friday afternoon, falling to North Cross, 48-24. North Cross opened up a 35-3 lead at halftime. Chris Shifflett put together a solid day at running back, gaining 180 rushing yards on 28 carries and scoring a touchdown. The Eagles fall to 1-8 and will finish its 2010 season next Saturday at Christchurch.
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