by Chris Hopkins, recruit757
OCEAN LAKES 50 KELLAM 0
Ocean Lakes came out strong and never looked back scoring on each of its drives in the 1st half, and adding two more scores in the second half during a runnnig clock. Dolphins QB Churchie Harold threw for more than 400 yards, hooking up with Jaason Lewis, Brandon Simmons and Mike Alston.
Derrick Nnadi showed why many consider him to be the best defensive player in the region. Depsite several double-teams, Nnadi was in the backfield all night. He finished with a couple of sacks and several tackles for losses.
Kellam was unable to get any offense going. QB Pat Kagel was pressured for most of the night with a stifling rush defense by the Dolphins. Maleik Baker touched the ball most for Kellam, but was overmatched whether running up the middle, or to the outside.
Kellam (0-3) will get a bye next week. Ocean Lakes (2 – 0) will host Green Run.
SALEM 13 BAYSIDE 10
The featured game at the beach Thursday, Salem hangs on late to get past the Bayside Marlins. Salem was able to shut down Quin Blanding, at times having as many as three defenders on him.
Salem opened up the scoring on a FG early in the game, and then capitalized on many Marlins mistakes, including a botched punt. The SunDevils capitalized on the Marlins mistake, and it won the game for them. After the miscue, Salem was able to turn it into a TD to make it 10 – 0. The Salem defense then took care of the rest as it was able to snuff out any real threat from Blanding, and the rest of his offensive teammates. Jamez Brickhouse scored to pull the Marlins to within three midway through the fourth quarter, but couldn’t generate any more offense to close the game.
Next week, Salem (3 – 0) will host Kempsville. Bayside (2- 1) will host Tallwood.
COX 47 LANDSTOWN 19
Cox continues its impressive season with a 28-point win over the Eagles. Falcons QB Tommy McKee led the night again with 5TD’s (2 passing, 3 rushing.) The Cox defense stepped up too, holding the Landstown running game to under 50 yards rushing. That turned Landstown into a one demensional team, and while QB Jermaine Trotman was able to toss two TD passes, it wasn’t enough.
The two touchdown passes for Trotman came on breakdowns in coverage, but those were the only signifcant lapses for Cox on the night. The Falcons only punted the ball once, and had three ballcarriers (McKee, Mike Demasi and Bradley Jones) rush for over 100 yards.
After the game, Cox head coach Bill Stachelski talked about how important his offensive line is to the team’s success, “They were real good tonight. They were good against First Colonial, and they made some good adjustments tonight, and Tommy McKee just played out of his mind.”
“We’re about as good as our O-Line is, and tonight really showed that. They did well against (First Colonial last week), they made some good adjustments tonight. With the help of our line, it worked the way it’s supposed to work tonight.”
Cox (2-0) travels to Princess Anne. Landstown (1-2) will travel to First Colonial next week.
GREEN RUN 32, TALLWOOD 31
Both teams had highlight plays in a battle that came down to the final seconds. There were three scores with under two minutes to go. Anthony Scott of Green Run scored a touchdown and the Stallions completed the two-point conversion with a pass to Tim Norwood to take a 26-25 lead with 1:32 left. Tallwood roared back with a Kentory Matthews touchdown, but failed in their two-point conversion attempt, taking the lead 31-26 with 25.8 seconds left in the game.
Breon Waters led Green Run in another comeback by scoring the game winner with only eight seconds left, but the lights went out at Tallwood before the game could be finished. The ending was delayed, but Coach Jeff McGowan and Green Run closed out the victory on the Lions’ home turf.
Green Run (2-1) visits Ocean Lakes next week while Tallwood (1-2) goes to Bayside next Friday night.
KEMPSVILLE 21, PRINCESS ANNE 14, OT
This is the game that the Cavaliers won last year to break their losing streak. It wasn’t meant to be in 2013. Kempsville kept PA at bay for most of the game. Konner Pritchard led the Cavs with 141 yards rushing on six carries and a touchdown, including an 80-yard scamper in the first half that made the score 7-6 in favor of the Chiefs at the break. D.J. Walton scored for PA on a 26-yard run late in the fourth quarter and a successful two-point conversion knotted the game at 14.
Once the game was in overtime, Kempsville quarterback Ruben Martinez threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Eli Sanders in the corner of the end zone on the second play of the Chiefs possession for the difference maker. Rodney Potter intercepted a pass on Princess Anne’s overtime possession to seal the game for the Chiefs.
Kempsville (1-2) will visit Salem next week, while Princess Anne (0-3) hosts Cox.
– Chris Hopkins