There’s still time to vote for this week’s Freedom Ford Player of the Week on recruit757. Throughout the regular season, fans will select the Freedom Ford Player of the Week for the region from the nominees provided. Go to recruit757 on Facebook now to register your vote. The poll question is pinned to the top of the page.
With a “Frankenstorm” bearing down on the east coast and conditions not being the best for a football game, undefeated Franklin hosted undefeated Sussex Central at noon Saturday at Armory Field. The wind was blowing at kickoff at about 20 mph, but that did not deter either of the competitors from coming out strong. Fans were still “filtering” into Armory Field when the Tigers of Sussex County kicked off to give the Broncos the first possession.
It was a hard fought battle, but Oscar Smith wore down the Grizzlies, kept them off the scoreboard, and bulled their way to another Southeastern District title.
Due to expected weather related to Hurricane Sandy that’s moving up the east coast, the Eastern District has decided to cancel all games scheduled for tomorrow. Because all Norfolk teams are at home this weekend, all games had been scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Weather forecasts are calling for heavy downpours and tropical storm force winds by the scheduled kickoff time.
There are two weeks left in the high school season and there’s not much time for the region’s overachievers to stake their claim to a leading position in the offensive stat categories for the region. Khalid Abdullah of Heritage, Bucky Hodges of Salem, and Quin Blanding of Bayside will look to finish with a flourish.
Congratulations to Western Branch running back Josh Marriner for winning the Freedom Ford Player of the Week award. The award was presented to Josh yesterday, and photos from the event are posted in the gallery on recruit757.com!
On Thursday morning, Maury got word that they would have a homecoming at home after all. The scheduling changes by Norfolk Public Schools essentially banished the Commodores for their homecoming game. Now, that decision has been reversed.
Warwick running back Cardon Johnson has had an up and down kind of season. His Raider team has had some hard knocks, falling out of playoff contention early. They’ll miss the playoffs this year for the first time in six years. Johnson has missed a few games as well. When he’s been in, he’s been productive. The season is winding down and it’s almost time for him to look ahead to getting well and playing college ball.
Last year at this time, Lafayette and York squared off in a heated battle between two undefeated teams. The matchup was everything it was billed to be as York, led by quarterback Alex Johnston, came back from three scores down in the fourth quarter to defeat the Rams with a daring two-point conversion in the final minute. Could tonight’s game match that drama?
The playoff picture is getting clearer as we enter the final weeks of the season. There are still some big games on the docket, which gives a few teams a last chance to settle their playoff opportunities.