The Gridiron Blog brings you the scores, stats and stories from Fredericksburg-area high school football.
The Gridiron’s Weekend Rewind
Let’s start with some news. The Washington & Lee/Spotsylvania game that was scheduled for Wednesday has been moved to Thursday.
Last Friday’s schedule was light, but there was still plenty to digest. The area fared quite well against the evil outsiders, registering a 4-1 record against non-district teams.
King George and Mountain View both had shutout wins. Brooke Point put up 54 points.
But the big story was what didn’t happen. Louisa/Eastern View was postponed because of the earthquake. JM/Tabb was postponed until Monday because of the hurricane, and W&L/Spotsylvania was pushed to Wednesday for the same reason. Of course, that means this week will be as jam-packed as a jar of Smuckers. But first, a quick look back.
I did a double-take when… I saw that Massaponax defeated Courtland by 23 points, 29-6.
I did a triple-take when… I saw that Brooke Point quarterback Zach Deutel had more than 300 yards passing in the first half.
Mr. Clutch: Chancellor quarterback Darrin Jackson, who fired an 8-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Morton to send the Chargers to a 15-8 overtime win against Riverbend.
Quotable: “The baby Panthers did OK tonight. They exceeded some expectations.” —Massaponax coach Eric Ludden after his team’s 29-6 win over Courtland.
Rumble of the week: Panthers running back Kris Hurt, who had 212 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the Cougars
Flight of the week: Brooke Point quarterback Zach Deutel, who passed for 323 yards and 4 touchdowns in the Black-Hawks’ 54-21 win over Osbourn.
Final scores: Massponax 29, Courtland 6; Fredericksburg Christian 38, Covenant School 13; Potomac 13, Stafford 3; Chancellor 15, Riverbend 8; King George 7, Manassas Park 0; Mountain View 26, Freedom 0; Brooke Point 54, Osbourn 21.
Gridiron poll result: Congratulations to FCS running back Hunter Griffis, who you guys picked as the weekend’s top performer. Griffis, who ran for 151 yards, received 48.43 percent of the vote. We’ve received 223 votes, so thanks to everyone for making the first Friday night poll such a success!
Random, unrelated video clip of the week: Gymnastics bloopers. Ouch!