Friday, September 11, 2009

VIRGINIA LOSES CLOSE SCRIMMAGE TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL

Desperate to rebuild his team’s confidence after last weeks opening loss at home to William & Mary, Virginia Cavalier coach Al Groh shipped his squad up Rt. 29 for a scrimmage yesterday against the Madison High School Mountaineers.

In the end the prep boys prevailed in the third overtime 26-20.

Taking a page out of the Wahoos play book, Madison County ran multiple wildcat formations, three halfback passes and even a hook and ladder. But it was the simplest of plays that ultimately proved the difference for the Mountaineers.

In the third overtime, Logan Tarrell took a handoff from Dustin Korby and ran three yards for the 26-20 win. Needless to say, the crowd went wild.

A dejected Groh said, “I’m sure we learned something from this that will help on on Saturday against TCU.”

Not unlike the turnover ridden W&M game, the Cavs opened the door for the Mountaineers in the third extra period, and Madison County boys (and we do mean BOYS) walked right through it.

The Mountaineers were lead by Jerrod Williamson, who finished the night with 67 yards on 10 attempts and a touchdown. Dustin Korby went 4 for 11 for 55 yards for Madison County.

In the first two overtimes, a pair of passes from Ryan Forster to YaYa Andersen (both new recruits from Swinefluvana High School) gave Virginia its first two scores in extra time. Anderson outleaped his defender both times to score in the back right corner of the end zone. Ya-Ya, Ya-Ya.

The Mountaineers responded with a 1-yard score by Logan Torrell in the first overtime, and then Williams ran over defender after Wahoo defender for a 10-yard score in the second overtime.

*items in italics may not be true.

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