Warriors come from behind, Skyhawks shutout Trojans and set records

Matoaca 34, Petersburg 22

Junior running back Aaron Monts helped lead the Warriors back from a 16-0 first quarter deficit to defeat Petersburg on the Crimson Wave’s homecoming weekend 34-22.

The performance was a career high for Monts in both yards gained (153) and touchdowns scored (3). Khalil Coleman opened scoring in the second quarter with an eight-yard run but the Crimson Wave answered to bring the score to 22-8 at the half.

Monts would score two of his three touchdowns in the third half while junior wide receiver Trevion Armstrong added a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Blake Bowen. A 28 yard touchdown run by Monts sealed the game in the fourth quarter.

Defensively Matoaca was led by junior linebacker Josh Alston with eight tackles. Kordell Burgess recorded three tackles and recovered a pivotal fumble that led to a score.

The Warriors improved to 3-3 on the season and host a high-powered offense in the Dinwiddie Generals on Friday at 7 p.m.

SCORE BY QUARTER
Matoaca (3-3)         0 - 8 - 19 - 7 -- 34
Petersburg (2-4)    16 - 6 - 0 - 0 -- 22

L.C. Bird 54, Midlothian 0

The Skyhawks cruised to another victory, posting their third shutout of the season, defeating Midlothian and now outscoring their opponents 302-27 in six games.

Senior wide out Rasheed Worsham set a new school record with 190 yards receiving, and tied another record with three reception touchdowns. Earl Hughes had another outstanding game rushing for 172 yards and two touchdowns, putting him at 1,050 yards on the season.

Junior reserve running back Stephen Mines added a career high 177 yards and three touchdowns. The two running backs have combined for 1,550 yards. Quarterback Terrance Ervin finished 5-8 passing for 194 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensively, freshman linebacker Rayshard Ashby and senior defensive end Mike Harris led the team with eight tackles a piece. As a team, Bird’s defense has given up just 115 rushing yards on the year, that’s a cool 0.7 yards per carry for opponents.

Bird hosts Huguenot Friday at 7:30 p.m.

SCORE BY QUARTER
Bird (6-0)            21 - 21 - 6 - 6 -- 54
Midlothian (0-7)     0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0

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