Monarchs trick Royals in final seconds, Skyhawks goose-egg Falcons

Meadowbrook 36, Prince George 29

The Monarchs used a “double pass” trick play to gain 40 yards before sophomore quarterback Talik Mann threw to wide receiver Terrelle Whitaker for five-yard touchdown with 1.8 seconds remaining as Meadowbrook defeated Prince George 36-29 in Meadowbrook’s 50th anniversary homecoming thriller.

“I knew I was throwing to Pee-Wee (Whitaker) the whole time,” said Mann. “He’s our big time player and we wanted him to have the ball.”

The play prior to the touchdown was designed, as Mann threw what looked like a bubble screen to wide out D’Angelo Amos, but the junior threw the ball down the field to Whitaker to set up the score.

Though Meadowbrook struck first on a 70-yard punt return by Whitaker, Prince George took a 15-14 lead into the half with touchdowns from running back Jordan Nase and quarterback B.J. Knight. Justin Miller, who rushed for 20 carries, 204 yards and three touchdowns in the game found second quarter pay dirt as well.

Despite two fumbles and an interception in the third quarter, the Monarchs didn’t quit, as Miller scored two second-half touchdowns, the second of which tied the game at 29 with 2:14 to go.

The Monarchs improved to 4-3 strengthening their bid to make the playoffs under the new VHSL format. Prince George fell to 3-4, but is having a much improved season in 2013. This Friday, Meadowbrook hosts Colonial Heights for senior night at 7 p.m.

SCORE BY QUARTER
Prince George (3-4)    0 - 15 - 14 - 0 -- 29
Meadowbrook (4-3)    6 - 8 - 15 - 7 -- 36

Thomas Dale 48, Colonial Heights 14

The Knights used a dominating performance on the ground to put away the Colonials last Friday night 48-14. Junior running back Eric Finney finished with 167 yards and two touchdowns, while senior Jordon Rawls ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns of his own.

The Knights began scoring with Rawls, and the Colonials answered tying the game at 6 in the first quarter. After that, Thomas Dale never looked back.

Quarterback Trevor Luke was 8-12 passing for 107 yards and two touchdowns (one rushing). The touchdown pass was to C.J. Reavis, who lined up at wide out for Dale and caught three balls.

Defensively, junior Justin Amagoh finished with seven tackles and two sacks for the Knights while senior Trey Young garnered eight tackles and a sack on the evening.

Thomas Dale, winners of four straight will travel to Petersburg this Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off. The Knights are putting together a solid run at the playoffs and came into last week ranked fifth (top eight teams qualify) in the 6A South Conference.    

SCORE BY QUARTER
Thomas Dale (5-2)    12 - 16 - 7 - 13 -- 48
Colonial Heights (0-7)  6 - 0 - 0 - 8 - 14

Dinwiddie 45, Matoaca 21

The Generals came out of the gates firing, as a potent offensive attack proved to be too much as they cruised to a 45-21 victory over the Warriors.

The Warriors got solid individual efforts from their primary offensive players as quarterback Blake Bowen was 14-18 for 248 yards and a touchdown, running back Aaron Monts posted another solid week with 144 yards and two touchdowns, while top wide out Trevion Armstrong caught eight balls for 165 yards and a touchdown.

Matoaca trailed 42-7 at the half, as Dinwiddie scored touchdowns on each of their first six possessions to start the game.

With the loss, the Warriors dropped to 3-4 on the season and will travel to Prince George looking to rebound Friday at 7 p.m.

SCORE BY QUARTER
Dinwiddie (7-0)    21 - 21 - 0 - 3 -- 45
Matoaca (3-4)      7 - 0 - 0 - 14 -- 21

L.C. Bird 60, Huguenot 0

The Skyhawks dominated another opponent, defeating the Falcons 60-0.

The Bird defense was on total lockdown as they limited Huguenot just five yards of total offense.  Jaylan Lassiter led Bird with six tackles and freshman linebacker Rayshard Ashby tallied four tackles and his first career interception. Georges Coles also picked off a pass for Bird.

The Skyhawks allowed just five yards while gaining 510 of their own. Running back Earl Hughes had another great game rushing for 185 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns. Terrance Ervin enjoyed another good game, as well as he was 11-15 passing for 204 yards with four touchdowns (one rushing). The main beneficiary of the passing attack was wide receiver Rasheed Worsham, who had six catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide out Shawn Payne also hauled in a touchdown reception.

Bird travels to rival Cosby this Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off as they look to improve to 8-0.

SCORE BY QUARTER
Huguenot (1-6)    0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0
Bird (7-0)           14 - 21 - 19 - 6 -- 60

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