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Chantilly Preps For No. 8 Robinson

For a team that was a Virginia AAA Division 6 Northern Region finalist two of the past three years, Chantilly (3-2) has been under the radar this season, which is what happens when 20 starters graduate.

Even so, the Chargers aren’t terribly far from being undefeated. They lost 23-21 to South County in the opener and led W.T. Woodson in the fourth quarter of a 26-14 defeat, with Woodson’s final touchdown coming on an interception return.

This week, the Chargers host No. 8 Robinson. Chantilly has beaten the Rams in the past three regular seasons (Robinson prevailed in a 2007 region quarterfinal). Robinson won each year from 2003 to 2005.

Chantilly has begun to iron out some weaknesses in its passing game. Junior Carson Romine completed 11 of 14 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns last week in a 49-14 win over Hayfield. Seniors Kris Martin, Braden Voorhies and Brian Simms have been his main targets. Senior Mike Farris is averaging almost 100 rushing yards per game.

Senior linebacker Danny Lauro and senior end Christian Temple have led the defense.

“As long as we keep getting better,” Chargers Coach Mike Lalli said, “we’ll be happy.”

There has been only one Concorde District game so far, Robinson’s 35-14 win over Herndon. So Chantilly, Oakton, Centreville and Westfield will play five Concorde games each to conclude the regular season.

The remaining schedules for Robinson and Herndon include nondistrict games against Madison and Loudoun Valley, respectively.

By Preston Williams  |  October 7, 2009; 10:51 AM ET
Categories:  AAA Concorde District , Chantilly High School , Robinson  
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