Battlefield RB Savion Phinizy (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
Stone Bridge, Battlefield, Centreville and Woodbridge are among the undefeated
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
As Florence, the newest tropical storm, introduced itself to the Mid-Atlantic coast, many games were postponed, cut short, or played over the course of two days.
Perhaps even stranger than the weather was the seven days of drama endured by the Broad Run team. Early last week, their opening day win over Potomac Falls was nullified due to the use of an ineligible player. However, they bounced back in fine form, whacking a Woodgrove team 33-7 on Friday and Saturday.
Lake Braddock also had an unusual weekend, following up Week 2’s 50-28 win over West Potomac with a 70-3 beatdown loss at the hands of Stone Bridge.
Broad Run 33, Woodgrove 7
In spite of their contention that the ineligible player used by Broad Run was a mistake and that the player , who played sparingly toward the end of the game, had little factor in Week 1’s win, the Spartans lost their appeal and dropped to 1-1 before the Woodgrove game.
The disappointment from the loss did not show on the field. Tim Baldwin scored early on a 37-yard burst through the middle, and Mitch Griffis added a one-yard sneak into the end zone, as the Spartans tallied 211 rushing yards. Luke Lindenfeldar added a 44-yard score late in the game as Broad Run improved to 2-1.
Stone Bridge 70, Lake Braddock 3
Zakias Moore scored four touchdowns as Stone Bridge bumped its record to 2-0 with a stunning display of offense against the Bruins, who fell to 1-2.
The Bulldogs ran up a 42-3 halftime lead, which extended as Will McKay ran for a 60-yard score to open the second half. McKay added a four-yard touchdown in the first half.
Centreville 26, South County 14
The Wildcats thrived on offense, as the running back tandem of Jordan Wright and Jaquan Price combined for 206 yards and all four Centreville touchdowns.
Wright (16 carries, 107 yards) started the scoring blitz with five-yard run in the opening quarter, and Price (12 for 99) followed with a one-yard smash in the second. The game was halted due to lightning, but Price held his momentum and scored against when play resumed on Saturday. Hanging on to a 20-14 lead in the fourth, the Wildcats sealed the win as Deondre Edmonds intercepted a Stallion pass, setting up the game’s final score, a 45-yard scoring jaunt through the middle of the South County defense.
John Champe 40, Heritage 6
John Champe found the win column for the first time this season, handily defeating Heritage (Leesburg) at home.
Quarterback Zack Jackson threw for 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The first, a 33-yarder to Tyler Savage, helped the Knights opened up a 21-0 halftime lead, while the second, to running back Dalton Young, extended the lead to 34-0 as the final seconds of the third quarter ran out.
Champe’s David Harris led all rushers with 103 yards, and scored on a pair of two-yard touchdowns, while Jacob Morrill converted two short field goals.
Battlefield 36, Forest Park 7
The Bobcats ran their record to 3-0 with a 36-7 pasting of Forest park at home.
Savion Phinizy ran for two touchdowns, from eight and three yards, while Hunter Key and Sean McCarthy added third-quarter rushing scores. Battlefield was also solid on defense with Matthew Binkowski returning an interception 42 yards for a pick-six touchdown, one of his two thefts.
Woodbridge 35, Osbourn Park 0
In a game shortened by lightning, the Vikings improved to 2-0 with a decisive win against Osbourn Park.
East Carolina commit Taylor Harris ran for three touchdowns. Two came on runs of 25 and 94 yards, while Harris’ third came on a 52-yard punt return. Quarterback Antevious Jackson scored on a 20-yard run and Lamonte James added an 18-yard rushing touchdown before the game was called with 7:20 left in the third quarter due to lightning and the running clock set to be activated.
Two local teams played foes from Hampton Roads with varying results. Colonial Forge easily defeated Grassfield (Chesapeake) 28-0 in an storm shortened contest, while Freedom fell victim 42-28 to a powerful Lake Taylor team from Norfolk.
Tyquan Brown ran for three touchdowns of five, two and 17 yards. However, the Eagles could not contain the high-flying Titan offense and fell behind 35-21 in the first half as Lake Taylor connected on three long scoring passes, including a 77 and 78-yarder. Three of Freedom’s scoring drives came on a short field after Lake Taylor miscues, but the Eagles never led in the game.
Flint Hill 45, Paul VI 14
The defending VISAA Division I champions were in fine form at their season opener dispensing the Panthers 45-14.
Miles Thompson threw for four touchdowns, two to Justice Ellison (20 and 38 yards), and two to Trey Rucker, both for 15 yards, as the Huskies led by as many as 45 points. Jordan Houston rushed for 109 yards, including a 57-yard run to open the game. Virginia commit Justin Duenkel added a 31-yard field goal.
Defensively, Jaylin Hertz and Chris Hendrix had interceptions for Flint Hill, who has won 12 straight games.
Yorktown 48, Wakefield 0
Grant Wilson completed all eight of his passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots enjoyed a surprisingly easy win over its Arlington crosstown rival.
Wilson added 88 rushing yards, including scores from four and 76 yards, before Will Porter took over as the signal caller and added a TD pass of 36 yards to Will Cantwell. Liam Anderson and Jake McCool were the recipients of Wilson’s scoring passes.
Max Patterson returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, and on defense, Yorktown held the Warriors’ start running back Rodney Lee to 62 yards.
Dominion 21, Fauquier 14
Steve Zegbe ran for 87 yards and a game-winning eight-yard touchdown as the Titans raised their record to 2-1.
Dominion quarterback A.J. Darr opened the scoring with a one-yard sneak in the opening quarter. Trey Hayes added a two-yard scoring run.
With the loss, Fauquier dropped to 0-2.
Brooke Point 34, Briar Woods 6
C.D. Hylton 41, Osbourn 8
Chancellor 24, Riverbend 21, 2OT
Courtland 34, Stafford 0
Culpeper 21, Liberty-Bealeton 13
Dominion 21, Fauquier 14
Eastern View 49, Orange County 14
Fairfax 27, Lee 30
Franklin 40, Colonial Beach 26
Fredericksburg Christian 41, Isle of Wight Academy 20
Handley 41, Clarke County 35
Hylton 41, Osbourn 8
Kettle Run 37, Brentsville 6
Loudoun County 51, Rock Ridge 13
Louisa 42, King George 12
Madison 35, West Potomac 7
Massaponax 51, Hanover 3
Mount Vernon 66, Falls Church 31
Mountain View 35, James Monroe 0
North Stafford 28, Potomac 14
Patriot 41, Colgan 13
Potomac School 28, John Paul the Great 0
Powhatan 21, Caroline 0
Riverside 18, Potomac Falls 0
Robinson 58, Annandale 21
Sherando 55, Broadway 0
South Lakes 60, Oakton 0
St. Christopher’s 17, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes 7
St. James (Hagerstown, MD) 36, Bishop Ireton 14
Stonewall Jackson 28, Gar-Field 0
Tuscarora 30, T.C. Williams 7
West Springfield 28, Washington-Lee 21
– Jim McGrath