The Gridiron Blog brings you the scores, stats and stories from Fredericksburg-area high school football.
Weekend rewind continues to bend the definition of the word “weekend”, as Monday night games have been played just as frequently as Friday night games this fall.
James Monroe doesn’t seem to mind, as its attack against Eastern View was relentless. The Yellow Jackets scored 54 points in the opening half of a 61-6 win.
In the Commonwealth District, Stafford crafted one of the season’s biggest upsets, toppling previously unbeaten Colonial Forge, 24-14. Perhaps it’s the curse of Banana Man.
THE GRIDIRON’S HELMET STICKERS:
James Monroe running back Ethan Preston, who had 10 carries for 184 yards and 4 TDs in the Yellow Jackets’ win over Eastern View.
Fredericksburg Christian’s defense returned three interceptions for touchdowns in its 42-0 win over Randolph-Macon.
Stafford’s Logan Jackson and Logan Lough. Jackson blocked a key third-quarter punt, and Lough returned it for a touchdown as the Indians stunned Colonial Forge.
Caroline’s ground game. The Cavaliers ran for 442 yards on 43 carries in their victory over Spotsylvania.
QUOTABLE: “In the 30 years I’ve been coaching, I’ve never seen us play a perfect half like we did.” –James Monroe coach Richard Serbay, after his team burst to a 54-6 halftime lead against Eastern View.
STILL UNDEFEATED: North Stafford, James Monroe and Fredericksburg Christian.
FINAL SCORES: Mountain View 42, Massaponax 21; Stafford 21, Colonial Forge 14; James Monroe 61, Eastern View 6; Courtland 13, King George 7; Chancellor 33, Culpeper 0; Caroline 42, Spotsylvania 14; Colonial Beach 32, King & Queen 12; FCS 42, Randolph-Macon 0; North Stafford 42, Riverbend 0.
FAST-FORWARD: Chancellor and Courtland renew their rivalrly this weekend. Both teams are now 2-2 overall. In the Commonwealth, Colonial Forge looks to rebound from its loss when it faces unbeaten North Stafford.
VIDEO REWIND: Stafford coach Chad Lewis talks to his team after its big win: