The Virginia Cavaliers had an impressive day on Saturday. The play on the field was good enough to top visiting Penn State by a score of 17-16. More impressive by recruiting standards was the host of local players that visited Charlottesville for a taste of Hoo football. The 757 was well represented in the stands, and that bodes well for the football future at UVA.
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There were a few high school games on Saturday, including a couple of private school matchups, a rematch from last year’s Division 5 Eastern Region Semifinals, and a Bay Rivers rivalry game that went down to the wire.
Outside of the streak ending win by Princess Anne, there were some other big story lines and big games on Friday night. Grassfield survived a nailbiter. Oscar Smith bounced back. Granby continued winning. Phoebus rolled, and Western Branch made a statement.
The Beach District was full of excitement on Friday night. Favorites Ocean Lakes, Bayside and Salem all came away with victories, but the biggest story involved the end of “the streak”.
Tonight’s the first night of the season with a practically full slate of games. Everyone has at least one game under their belts and the butterflies should have subsided. There are several marquee games on the schedule tonight, including a few early rivalry games. Here’s a sneak peek at tonight’s action.
Maury Head Coach Chris Fraser promised they were making strides with the football program. The Commodores came through on Thursday night, surprising last year’s Peninsula District Champs and showing that Maury Football is on the rise again.
Lake Taylor won last week 41-0. Bethel won last week 41-0. What do you get when those two teams meet in the second week of the season? Another blowout. The Titans came in as a favorite. Very few had the expectation that Lake Taylor would win by more than seven touchdowns.
The Indian River Braves are working hard to improve on a 2011 season that they see as an off year. The Braves were loaded with talent, but didn’t put the pieces together last season. The talent is there again this year. Can Indian River show improvement in the W-L column?
This week gives us our sixth year in a row of Peninsula District vs. Eastern District matchups with two of the games running on Thursday night. Maury hosts Woodside at Powhatan Field in Norfolk while Bethel hosts Lake Taylor at Darling Stadium in Hampton.