Monday (Afternoon) Quarterback
Welcome to the Monday (Afternoon) Quarterback where each week I'll take a look back at Friday night's games, providing you with the highlights, low-lights and analysis on all games involving Loudoun's teams. Here's a quick recap of the five (completed) games from the weekend.
Broad Run 40, Fauquier 6
The defending AA state champion Spartans picked up right where they left off, running up 27 points in the opening quarter and cruising to their 25th victory in their last 26 games. The tough defense, big play offense that led the team through the playoffs hasn't changed with the graduation of several key players. The Falcons couldn't do anything but punt the ball away on their first few possessions and even that played right into the hands of Broad Run. After senior RB T.J. Peeler opened the scoring with a short touchdown run, the Spartans blocked a punt a returned it for a touchdown to make the score 14-0. Fauquier's next possession ended in another three-and-out and Broad Run senior WR Adrian Flemming returned the ensuing punt for a score to put the game away early and allow the starters to only play one half of football. They won't all be this easy for the Spartans, but it was certainly a dominant return to the field for a team many expect to make it all the way back to the state final in 2009.
(Keep reading for full results and stats from all of Friday's games...)
Broad Run (1-0) 27 7 6 0 - 40
Fauquier (0-1) 0 0 0 6 - 6
Rushing -- BR: Peeler 10-104, Duncan 7-30, Weaver 5-35, Thomas 4-37, Jessop 2-39, Jackson 2-15, Rios 2-10, Nelson 1-20. Totals 33-290.
Passing -- BR: Weaver 3-4-51.
Receiving -- BR: Walter 1-29, Quigg 1-20, Evans 1-2. Totals 3-51.
Loudoun Valley 41, Dominion 0
In a battle between two team's trying to equal their win total from a year ago, the Vikings blew the Titans away right from the get-go. Behind four first half touchdown passes from junior QB Andrew Taylor - three finding the hands of senior WR Kyle Kohnen - Valley eclipsed their scoring total from the first seven games of last season in one night. Meanwhile, the Titans couldn't get anything going offensively as junior RB DeAndre Reaves was virtually a non-factor, rushing for only 31 yards on 10 carries. Junior QB Trey Baxter had similar struggles under center, completing just 3-of-10 passes for 41 yards. If the Vikings can build on this result and display similar offensive balance and defensive fortitude in the coming weeks, they could be a real sleeper team in the Cedar Run District. It's just one game, but it's a big step in the right direction for second-year coach Danny McGrath and company.
Player of the Game: Valley QB Andrew Taylor - 17-26, 253 yds, 4 TDs, INT; 6 carries, 38 yds
Dominion (0-1) - 0 0 0 0 - 0
Loudoun Valley (1-0) - 7 20 7 7 - 41
LV - Kyle Kohnen 9 yd pass from Andrew Taylor (Lou Huggins kick)
LV - Joey Druhan 27 yd pass from Andrew Taylor (kick failed)
LV - Kyle Kohnen 10 yd pass from Andrew Taylor (Garrett Kranias pass from Taylor)
LV - Kyle Kohnen 9 yd pass from Andrew Taylor (run failed)
LV - Wyatt Clay 1 yd run (Huggins kick)
LV - Bernard Thompson 24 yd run (Huggins kick)
Rushing - D: Reaves 10-31, Moreno 5-13, Wesley 8-12, Baxter 4-6. Totals 27-62; LV: Thompson 23-104, Taylor 6-38, Simmons 5-37, Kranias 1-9, Clay 1-1, Nelson 1-0. Totals 37-189.
Passing - D: Baxter 3-10-0 41; LV: Taylor 17-26-1 253.
Receiving - D: Gravallese 1-20, Lewis 1-15, Bullock 1-6. Totals 3-41; LV: Kohnen 5-73, Kranias 5-60, Miller 4-71, Druhan 3-49. Totals 17-253.
Loudoun County 38, Musselman (W.Va.) 0
A surprised playoff team a year ago, the Raiders start the 2009 season the same way they did 2008, by routing Musselman in their opener. Haven't received a full or partial box from this game yet, so if you've got pertinent info - a scoring summary and/or individual stats, don't be shy! Email it to me or just post it in the comments section below. Thanks!
Sherando 24, Park View 21
What better way to start a season than with a barn-burner between two potential playoff teams that goes all the way down to the wire? The Warriors and Patriots battled back-and-forth all night before a 42 yard field goal as time expired sealed the victory for visiting Sherando. Park View senior WR Tommy Sedeski flashed his versatility and playmaking ability on a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown to start the scoring and later pulled down a 15-yard TD reception to tie the game for a third time at 21-21 in the fourth quarter. Sherando's Roger Smith had an even bigger night, ravaging the Patriots' defense for 186 and two scores on only 13 carries. But Warriors PK Haines was the hero of the night with a 42-yard kick through the uprights as the final seconds ticked off the clock.
Player of the Game: Sherando RB Roger Smith - 13 carries, 186 yds, 2 TDs
Sherando (1-0) -- 0 7 14 3 - 24
Park View (0-1) -- 7 7 0 7 - 21
PV - Tommy Sedeski 66 yd punt return (Flamenco kick)
S - Roger Smith 3 yd run (Haines kick)
PV - Devaney 51 yd interception return (Flamenco kick)
S - Roger Smith 32 yd run (Haines kick)
S - Boyd 50 yd pass from Rice (Haines kick)
PV - Tommy Sedeski 15 yd pass from Brandon Lee (Flamenco kick)
S - Haines 42 yd FG
Rushing -- PV: Lee 13-30, Beale 9-16, Sedeski 7-46, Santana 2-(-9). Totals 31-83.
Passing -- PV: Lee 6-17-73-3.
Receiving -- PV: Sedeski 3-60, Owens 2-4, Beale 1-9. Totals 6-73.
Millbrook 21, Briar Woods 14
A renewal of one of the better non-district rivalries in the area lived up to the hype as the Pioneers and Falcons took a tie game into the fourth quarter. Briar Woods senior QB Austin Frattali had perhaps his best varsity game, throwing for 122 yards and both of the team's touchdowns as they went into the lockerroom with the scored deadlocked at 14-14. But while the home team held Millbrook to 174 yards of total offense, it was a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown by Jordan Hartman that proved the difference as the Pioneers got a measure of revenge for their season-opening loss on the same field in 2008. The Falcons also got a nice effort from junior RB Michael Brownlee who rushed for 92 yards on 17 yards and caught two passes for 44 yards. He's certainly someone to watch going forward.
Player of the Game: Millbrook RB Rylan Banks - 13 carries, 80 yds, 2 TDs
Millbrook (1-0) 7 7 0 7 - 21
Briar Woods (0-1) 0 14 0 0 - 14
M - Rylan Banks 36 yd run (Venegas kick)
BW - DeVontae O'Bannion 2 yd pass from Austin Frattali (Clements kick)
BW - Scott Rolen 6 yd pass from Austin Frattali (Clements kick)
M - Rylan Banks 2 yd run (Venegas kick)
M - Jordan Hartman 65 yd punt return (Venegas kick)
Rushing -- M: Banks 13-80, Hartman 13-39, Braithwaite 1-4, Daily 3-(-5). Totals 30-118; BW: Brownlee 17-92, McDonald 10-36, Fields 6-19, Frattali 5-19, Rolen 2-19, O'Bannion 1-0. Totals 42-185.
Passing -- M: Daily 4-11-56-1; BW: Frattali - 11-24-122-1.
Receiving -- M: Fauver 2-41, Braithwaite 1-12, Dantzler 1-3. Totals 4-56; BW: Brownlee 2-44, Haufler 3-31, Scherer 2-25, Rolen 3-20, O'Bannion 1-2. Totals 11-122.
Potomac Falls leads Jefferson (W. Va.) 14-0 (2Q) - to be completed tonight
This will be the third attempt to play this game and I'm sure the Cougars are sick of making the two and a half hour round trip. The forecast looks clear for this evening, but if there's anything to DullesDistrict.com's theory, you might see a storm cloud hanging over Sterling again tonight - although we certainly hope not.
August 31, 2009; 11:07 AM ET
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