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Prep Football Capsule: Colonial Forge vs. C.D. Hylton

Tonight’s playoff game

Northwest Region, Division 6

COLONIAL FORGE (10–2) at HYLTON (9–2), 7:30 p.m.

Last meeting: Stopping Bulldogs quarterback Travon McMillian proved to be quite

a task for Colonial Forge in Hylton’s 35–16 win on Oct. 12. McMillian rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns. The Bulldogs beat the Eagles 28–14 in a 2011 regular-season game, the only other meeting between the two schools.

Tonight’s matchup: Though the Bulldogs and Eagles have played only twice all-time, the two programs have at least one close tie: Colonial Forge coach Bill Brown was Hylton’s first football coach and won a pair of state titles there in 1998 and 1999.

Slowing down McMillian will be key for the Eagles. He’s a dual-threat quarterback, as Colonial Forge learned in the regular-season meeting.

On offense, the Eagles have quarterback issues of their own.

Starting quarterback Damen Daniel—one of the area’s

leading rushers at his position with 766 yards and 12 touchdowns—won’t play tonight

because of an injury.

He’ll be replaced by junior Malik Shabazz, who filled in admirably in last week’s 31–30 win against Stonewall Jackson.

Hylton is the region’s top seed and advanced with a 19–7 win against Battlefield last Friday.

Getting there: Take I–95’s Exit 152–B toward Manassas. Drive four miles. Turn right on Spriggs Road. The high school is 2.8 miles down Spriggs Road on the right. Approximately 28 minutes from Colonial Forge.

—Justin Rice