Thomas Jefferson Coach P.J. Adams with (L-R) Cobi Harrison, Christian Woolridge, Shamar Graham, and Jaylen Tyler (Photo: Byron Jones/recruit804)
#7 Thomas Jefferson Vikings (8-1) @ #6 Deep Run Wildcats (9-0)
by Byron Jones, recruit804
The 2019 regular season will wrap up this weekend with a bang! We have three top 10 matchups on deck this weekend with playoff implications on the line. #10 Clover Hill (7-2) travels to #8 Monacan (8-1). The Cavaliers are currently the 6th seed in Division 5 Region B and the Chiefs sit at #2 in Division 4 Region B after Eastern View was upset by Chancellor last week.
Saturday, #1 Highland Springs and #2 Varina will clash for bragging rights of eastern Henrico at Hermitage High School. We will be onsite for the contest. Stay tuned for a pre-game preview.
Now, to tonight’s main event! Deep Run is looking to cap of its first perfect regular season since 2006 and lock down their playoff seeding. Currently the Wildcats are the #3 seed in Division 5 Region B. Thomas Jefferson has already locked up their spot in the post season. The Vikings are the #1 seed in Division 2 Region A but the Vikings are hungry for more and a win over Deep Run would give TJ a lot of momentum heading into the playoffs.
LAST TIME OUT: THOMAS JEFFERSON
The Vikings picked up their sixth-consecutive victory last Saturday, defeating J.R. Tucker 40-0. It was the fourth time this season TJ scored more than 40 points in a game. It was also their third shutout of the season.
LAST TIME OUT: DEEP RUN
Deep Run trounced Glen Allen 47-7. Bo Kite threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns. He also scored twice on the ground. Alva Rose Jr. found the endzone twice on the ground and Gabe Henderson hauled in six catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns.
THOMAS JEFFERSON: Offense: 40 points/game Defense: 14 points/game
Key Players: Jaylen Tyler (2020 QB 5-10 175), Shamar Graham (2020 LB/RB 6-1 215), Jaylen Jones (2021 WR/DB 6-1 185), Shackoy Fearon (2020 DE 6-0 185), Jaden Vaughn (2020 WR/DB 5-10 165), Jacobi Harrison (2020 WR/DB 6-1 175), Christian Wooldridge (2020 OL 6-5 315)
DEEP RUN: Offense: 38 points/game Defense: 12.4 points/game
Key Players: Bo Kite (2021 QB/LB 6-3 215), Gabe Henderson (2021 WR/DB 6-3 205), Alva Rose Jr. (2021 RB 5-8 200), Sam Hutchinson (2020 WR/DB 6-0 175), Richard Florence (2020 WR/LB 5-11 180), Miles Ellis (2021RB/DB 5-10 160)
Kickoff is set for 7PM. I will be onsite covering the contest. Be sure to follow recruit804 on Facebook and Twitter for up to date scoring of the game. Post-game review to follow.