Friday Night Highlights
I'll have much more on these games in the Monday (Afternoon) Quarterback. But for now, here are your scores and highlights from Friday night.
Stone Bridge 21, No. 15 Westfield 18
Senior "athlete" Spenser Rositano rushed for a scored, hauled in a 66-yard touchdown pass and blocked the would-be tying field goal in the final minute as Stone Bridge (1-0) won the Battle of the Bulldogs. Is it too early for the utility knife/Michael Prince comparisons? I'll try to explore that topic in the next couple days on the PrepsPost Virginia blog.
No. 6 Broad Run 24, Heritage 14
The Pride (0-1) came out hot in their season opener, crossing the goal line twice before the Spartans (2-0) could get anything going offensively. Heritage wideout Scott Pratz was on the receiving end of two long touchdown plays - a 66-yard pass from sophomore QB Austin Nelson and a 57-yarder from senior running back David McCarthy - as the Pride jumped on their hosts in the first quarter. But Broad Run responded, getting a two-yard touchdown run from junior Joe Walter followed by back-to-back TDs from senior tailback T.J. Peeler. The Spartans added a safety in the final frame to seal it. Heritage gets Stone Bridge next week as they continue their brutal non-district schedule to start the season.
Park View 31, Millbrook 6
After a last-second field goal cost the Patriots of a win in their opener, they made sure Friday night's matchup with Millbrook would be decided well before the waning moments. Don't have the numbers on this one yet, but you figure it was another strong effort from the senior threesome of QB Brandon Lee, WR Tommy Sedeski and RB Daryus Beale.
Freedom 21, Warren County 14
Running back Jeff Pugh - healthy again after missing most of last year with a back injury - was the star in Mick Mullins' coaching debut. The senior who also plays free safety rushed for a whopping 156 yards and two scores, including an 80-yard run in the first quarter and the game-winning touchdown in the fourth. He also had two interceptions and a fumble recovery as the Eagles (1-0) matched their victory total from the past two years combined. The win didn't come without drama, though, as the Wildcats (0-1) had three chances to take the lead from the five-yard line in the third. But the Eagles held tough, forcing a fumble on third down and securing a confidence-boosting victory.
Ballou 46, Dominion 9
The offensive struggles continue for the Titans (0-2) as they were unable to muster anything more than a field goal in the first half of their home opener. Meanwhile, Ballou looks like they make be back in the mix in the district after they poured it on with two Eric Shaw touchdown runs and Larry Pinkard scored once on the ground and once through the air. The Knights finished their scoring with two kickoff returns for touchdowns. Dominion's only touchdown came on a 0-yard fumble return by Riley Sullivan.
Liberty 17, Briar Woods 6
The Falcons fell to 0-2 on the season after a defensive struggle in Bealton.
Woodbridge 27, Loudoun Valley 13
After a 41-0 rout of Dominion in the opener, the Vikings (1-1) met a stiffer challenge and came up short against Woodbridge.
Martinsburg (W.Va.) 41, Potomac Falls 14
The Panthers (1-1) didn't have the firepower they showcased in their opener, falling to the Bulldogs in a revenge game after Potomac Falls edged Martinsburg in last year's opener.
Check back for more on these games as the box scores roll in...
September 5, 2009; 8:18 AM ET
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