Football recap: Week 0

Thomas Dale 21, Cosby 14
The Knights defense held off a Cosby comeback after going up 21-0 on the Titans to win 21-14 in the opening game of the schedule.

A pair of quarterback sneaks by Trevor Luke and a 29-yard Luke pass to Marco Carrabotta gave the Knights the scoring they’d need to bring home the victory. The defense played well for the Knights with several players having standout games. Cornerback C.J. Reavis had 11 tackles and two crucial defensed passes, Carrabotta had eight tackles, a sack and two quarterback hurries, and defensive tackle Darvin Taylor (6-3 290) had eight tackles, a sack and recovered a fumble.

“The defense was great tonight, it felt like old times,” said head coach Kevin Tucker.

Junior Eric Finney rushed for 137 yards on 22 carries for Dale, but fumbled twice.  Cosby quarterback Aaron Parker threw for both Titan touchdowns.

Thomas Dale improved to 1-0 on the season, and will travel to Bird on Friday for the Battle of Chester. Kick-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Score by quarter
Cosby                0  6  8  0 – 14
Thomas Dale      7 14 0  0 – 21

Hermitage 27, Meadowbrook 12
The Panthers used the big play to build a lead on the Monarchs in the season opener at Mack D. Moore stadium. Nate Roscoe, Hermitage’s new starting running back rushed for 229 yards, including touchdowns from 89 and 68 yards respectively.

Meadowbrook would trail 27-0 entering the fourth quarter before a Kharon Conway pass to Khylil James and a touchdown from sophomore Talik Mann to Jonathan Bunns as time expired. Mann threw for 170 yards in the contest while running back Justin Miller rushed for 42 yards on 19 carries.

Meadowbrook falls to 0-1 on the season and will host Manchester this Friday at 7 p.m. The Lancers, with a lot of new faces defeated Matoaca in week zero.

Score by quarter

Hermitage         13  0  7  7 -- 27
Meadowbrook      0  0  0 12 -- 12

Manchester 34, Matoaca 14
Manchester quarterback Daniel Rose threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another 113 yards as the Lancers cruised to victory over the Warriors.

“We were out of position at times, and had some fundamental breakdowns,” explained Matoaca head coach Pat Manuel. “We believe we’re going to be a good football team this season, we need to eliminate the mental mistakes and take care of what we need to.”

Quarterback Blake Bowen threw for 160 yards and two touchdowns including a 10-yard strike to Trevion Armstrong and a 63-yard bomb to Khalil Coleman, who had a great defensive game to boot.

This Friday Matoaca (0-1) travels to face Cosby at 7:30 p.m.

Score by quarter
Matoaca        7  0  7  0 -- 14
Manchester    7 21 6  9 -- 34

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