Friday Night Scores & Highlights
Here's your first look at all the scores and highlights from around the county on Friday night. Click on the links to view the full box scores from each game.
Park View 28, Loudoun County 13
The Patriots desperately needed to show some life after that thumping they took at the hands of Broad Run last week. With the defense stepping up and forcing three Loudoun County turnovers, Park View was able to do just that in the Game of the Week, keeping the Raiders from their first 5-0 start this decade. Eric Palma picked off Austin Campbell twice and the Patriots took full advantage of three Loudoun County turnovers as they scored three times in the final three minutes of the first half and never looked back. Campbell cracked 300 yards passing but completed just 21 of 41 as the speedy Patriots' defense forced the Raiders to completely abandon the run in the second half. Look for my note on this game in tomorrow's sports section and a full story highlighting the effort of Park View's defense in your Sunday Loudoun Extra.
Dominion 39, Freedom 0
Look who's tied with Broad Run atop the Dulles District. That's right, it's the Titans (3-2), who have now won three straight following an 0-2 start and have a 2-0 mark in the league. So what if DeAndre Reaves can't seem to get into the end zone running ball, if he's returning punts and interceptions for touchdowns, you won't hear Dominion Coach Karl Buckwalter complaining. Reaves had a 71-yard punt return and a 65-yard pick-six as the Titans dismantled a Jeff Pugh-less Eagles team. Freedom (2-3, 0-2) appears to be reeling after dropping its second straight in which it was held off the scoreboard.
Broad Run 27, Briar Woods 12
The end result is no surprise, but the Falcons really gave the defending state champs a battle in Ashburn, as they were within 14-6 at the start of the fourth quarter. Briar Woods proved they should not be taken lightly in the Dulles District as Michael Brownlee gashed the Spartan defense for 174 yards on 25 carries. But Broad Run (6-0, 2-0) had the answer in the form of T.J. Peeler, who rumbled for 236 yards and two scores on 32 carries to crack the 1,000-yard mark in only his sixth game of the season.
Stone Bridge 28, Marshall 0
This one wasn't as one-sided as many expected, with the Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0) struggling to move the ball early on. They were able to get things going with Marcus Harris (21 carries, 190 yards, 2 TDs) on the ground, but sophomore quarterback Brian Rody ended the night with his arm in a sling - which is never a good sign. Junior QB Kyle Gouveia one touchdown pass and ran for another score in Rody's place as the Bulldogs won for the 27th time in their last 29 games. Meanwhile, the Statesmen (0-5, 0-2) managed just four - yes, FOUR - yards of total offense on the night.
Osbourn 41, Heritage 14
The Pride got roughed up in their first taste of Cedar Run district action, falling to the Eagles by a wide margin. You had to expect Osbourn (4-2, 1-0) to come out hot after a disappointing loss to backyard rivals Osbourn Park last week. Austin Nelson threw for 200 yards and two scores, but the Eagles' balanced attack amassed 410 yards of total offense and put the game out of reach early with four first-half touchdowns.
My personal highlight of the night was the fact that for the first time all season, we got full box scores from all five games! Way to go coaches and statisticians!
October 2, 2009; 2:49 PM ET
Categories: Briar Woods High School , Broad Run High School , Cedar Run District , Dominion High School , Dulles District , Football , Freedom High School , Heritage High School , Liberty District , Loudoun County High School , Park View High School , Stone Bridge High School
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