Saturday night’s main event between Grafton and Lafayette had all of the makings of a slugfest. Instead of lighting up the scoreboard, penalties were the early order of the night, then the defenses settled in and got to work.
It was the second week in a row for Western Branch to play in a game between two undefeated teams. Last week, the Bruins crushed Lakeland. This week, they turned their focus to another Suffolk team.
It was the Bay Rivers Showdown. York made the trip across the James River to take on the Smithfield Packers, in a battle of two undefeated teams. One team would leave the field with sole possession of first place in the BRD.
Ocean Lakes continues to prove why it has a legitimate shot at winning their first state championship, with a smothering defense and one of the most well-balanced offenses in the region. The Dolphins shot down the SunDevils in a Beach Battle of undefeated teams.
Congratulations to the defense at Western Branch High School for winning the Freedom Ford Player of the Week award. The award was presented to the team on Thursday afternoon, and photos from the event are posted in the gallery on recruit757.com!
We had a group of hot games last week, and the schedule brings us more this week. There’s a lot on the line as several games give us matchups between undefeated teams.
The Hampton Crabbers bounced back from a loss with a thrashing of Denbigh Thursday night. The Patriots were stopped at every turn, and Coach Mike Smith turned to Marshawn Williams to carry the load in the running game.
One of Corwin Cutler’s favorite targets has made his college commitment. 6-2 190 pound wideout Andre Dessenberg started gathering attention last year with his college ready size and his ability to go up and get the ball. As a senior, his stock has risen by becoming the “go to” guy in the Dolphins’ passing game. While Ocean Lakes has been piling up points, Dessenberg has gathered interest and offers. Now, he’s decided that it’s time to commit.
Four games into the 2012 season, Stan Sexton has been removed from his role as head coach of the defending State Champion Phantoms. Not a lot of information is coming out of the Phoebus camp at the moment, but here’s what we know….
The votes are in and the writers of the Associated Press have released their Top 10 by Group after last week’s games in the VHSL. There are some familiar names at all levels for the 757.