Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hermitage holds off PH, Patriots finish 5-5

A Hermitage kickoff return from Tristen Wright with :22 left in the first half stole the momentum away from the Patrick Henry Patriots Friday night in their Colonial District finale, giving the Panthers a 21-7 halftime lead on their way to a 41-28 victory.

The Panthers took the ball to start the second half and promptly marched 65 yards for another touchdown, and, with 2:43 to go in the third, Hermitage was firmly in command, 41-7. Playing against many second-stringers, the Patriots staged a comeback that climaxed with Brian Houchens intercepting a Dylan Jackson pass and returning it 85 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to 41-28.

Brendon Riddick then returned to the field to lead the Panthers on a drive which ate up the remaining 4:02 of the clock, taking a knee inside the Patriot red zone to end the game.

Patrick Henry finishes 5-5 overall, but 4-3 in Colonial District, good for third place behind Hermitage and Deep Run. Both records are improvements over the disappointing 2009 season, where the Pats went 3-4 in the Colonial, 3-7 overall.

Certainly the highlight of the 2010 season will always be Coach Sam Hart's first victory at the helm, when the Patriots came back from a 24-0 deficit to win the Tomato Bowl at Lee-Davis, 25-24. Who knew as Jay Waller gleefully ran off the Mechanicsville field with the Tomato Bowl trophy that the loss would eventually cost PH's archrivals, the Confederates, a shot at the playoffs.

Now on to basketball and other winter sports at Patrick Henry! Good luck all teams and Go Patriots!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Season Finale Friday!

Patrick Henry looks to finish the 2010 season with a winning record. To do that, they must do what no one has yet to do this year, defeat the Hermitage Panthers. The Panthers are 9-0 and ranked #1 in the Central Region. Can the Patriots pull off the upset of 2010?

Find out Friday night at 6:30pm on WHAN (1430 AM) and online by clicking the UStream link above!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Senior Night at Patrick Henry

How time flies! The final home game of the 2010 football season is tonight as Patrick Henry battles JR Tucker, looking to keep their hopes for a winning season alive!

We'll begin coverage on WHAN (1430) tonight at 6:30pm with the pregame show, brought to you by Beverly Hylton, your local Ashland Allstate Agent! You can also listen LIVE ONLINE by clicking the UStream logo above!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Patriots on the road against Freeman tonight!

How will the Patrick Henry Patriots bounce back after a disappointing 27-21 overtime loss to Deep Run? Find out TONIGHT LIVE when the Patriots travel to the West End to face the Douglas Freeman Rebels!

Coverage begins at 6:30pm tonight, immediately following Collegiate Cougars football on WHAN-AM (1430)! You can also listen LIVE from anywhere at the UStream link above!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Homecoming 2010 Tonight!

Celebrate Homecoming at Patrick Henry tonight! Festivities begin at 6pm, with tonight's Patrick Henry/Deep Run football game kicking off at 7pm! See you there!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Week Six: Patrick Henry 6, Mills Godwin 3

The last time the Patrick Henry Patriots traveled to Axselle Stadium to face the Mills Godwin Eagles, the teams combined for 85 points as Godwin came back to nip the Patriots, 43-42. All of us in the press box couldn't remember the last time Patrick Henry scored 42 points....and lost.

Apparently the 2007 teams used up most of the points alloted by the football gods for the 2010 renewal Friday night.

Patriot fans knew coming into this Colonial District battle that points would come at a premium. Mills Godwin's defense held Highland Springs to 13 points earlier in the season, and survived a road test against John Marshall, the two teams' only common opponent in 2010.

Thus, when the Pats took the opening kickoff 80 yards, all on the ground, straight to the end zone, it was a pleasant surprise, and super start for the road team. Several times during the night I mentioned that I thought six points wouldn't be enough to win on the road.

I was proven wrong.

This was a game where the pessimist would say, "Neither team wants it. They're trying to give the game to the other team." Meanwhile, the optimist would declare, "both defenses have spent the night bending but not breaking, keeping their teams alive!"

Mills Godwin spent most of the second quarter in Patriot territory, thrice knocking on the door. The first drive ended on downs after Godwin failed on 4th down to move the chain. On the second and third possessions, Godwin kicker Whit Beebe missed on field goal attempts of 38 and 33 yards, on a side of the field quickly becoming muddy thanks to the rain of the previous 48 hours.

The Eagles only score would be, ironically, on the first possession of the second half, mirroring the Patriots but not equalling the score output, as their drive stalled and Beebe, who came back from halftime early to do some quick kicking practice, nailed a 23-yarder to cut the lead to 6-3.

Then, for the next 30-40 minutes of real time, they knocked, and knocked, and knocked on the door, thought once they'd knocked it down, but, in the end, did not.

Meanwhile, for the second straight week, the Patriots showed they don't yet have the poise and experience to make the key plays in the second half to close out games with authority. The Patriots twice had it first and goal. Both times the Pats commmitted offensive penalties to back themselves up.

The first drive ended controversially, when QB Jay Waller, seemingly going down for a tackle, tried a very ill-advised shovel pass to Brian Houchens. In the end, the referees ruled it a fumble, and Tom Solak picked up the ball and ran it some 94 yards for an apparent go-ahead Eagles touchdown. Confusion swept the stadium.

When the smoke cleared, it was determined to be a fumble and Godwin recovery, BUT...

....due to a penalty, Godwin's touchdown was taken off the board and their offense took over at their own 30. They didn't make it back to the goal line again.

The PH offense's second "down and goal" series of quarter four ended with Waller running for his life, tackled at the five on a fourth and goal, as a Brian Houchens touchdown run earlier in the drive was negated by, yep, a holding penalty.

Godwin's last hope ended when, with some questionable time management with some three minutes left, they used their last timeout of the second half to discuss a fourth down play deep in their own territory. Rather than punting to try to pin the Pats deep and ask their defense for a three and out, they went for it. Quarterback Dane Forlines was stopped on a great one-on-one tackle by Terrell Archer.

Josh Thomas broke a 2nd down run for 1st down yardage, and Godwin couldn't stop the clock.

Patrick Henry escapes Pump Road with the 6-3 win.


---More rushing production. Josh Thomas had some hard yards, and put the dagger in the Eagles' heart rushing for that first down at the end. Brian Houchens was solid in the opening drive.

---Glimpses of Waller's Best. Jay completed a huge 2nd half pass to Gibson Vaught in double coverage after slipping in the pocket to keep one 4th quarter drive alive, went 4 of 7 for the night, with no interceptions.

---Indvidual defensive efforts. BIG kudos to Ryan DeRusha, Montel Minor, Andy Joyce, as well as Terrell Archer, for each making one-on-one defensive tackles at key points in Godwin second half drives to either cause a loss of yardage or a turnover on downs.


---Learning to close. Salesmen will tell you nothing is sold until the "close". Gotta have a signed deal. The Patriots' offense had the pen in hand twice in the fourth quarter and couldn't score the dagger touchdown. And, Kenny Mock had a sure pick-six late in the fourth and simply dropped it.

---Glimpses of Waller's Worst. One ill-advised lob throw in the first half fell harmlessly to the ground. The ill-advised shovel pass attempt broken down earlier would have been disaster, except for Godwin committing the penalty that negated what could have been the winning score.

The Patriots return to Ashland for Homecoming 2010 against Deep Run, a historically good team struggling mightily (they are 1-1, 1-4 going into their Saturday game at John Marshall). The Wildcats would like nothing more than to pin the Patriots with their first District loss.

For now, it's simple for Patrick Henry. They're tied for first with mighty Hermitage in the Colonial. The way Division Five teams (Clover Hill, Hanover, Atlee, Petersburg, Dinwiddie) are playing this season, the Patriots, even at 7-3, probably wouldn't have enough VHSL points to make the Division Five playoffs as a wild card.

To extend the 2010 season to week eleven, the Pats must win out. They're the only team left that can win the District other than Hermitage, essentially, unless there is a major upset in Hermitage's future (they have Freeman, TJ, and John Marshall the next three weeks).

It will be fun to watch this young team and its coaching staff respond to the challenge and I look forward to these Patriots putting together that "complete game" performance. Congrats to the Pats for a very hard-fought win, filled with lessons that can help this team make it to the next level.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Patrick Henry/John Marshall Podcast!

Click the title link above to listen to Patrick Henry's 16-8 win over John Marshall!

Patrick Henry Football: At the Halfway Point

When Patrick Henry fans collectively went, "WHEW!" last Friday night about 9:15pm, willing their Patriots to an important 16-8 home win over pesky John Marshall, the Patriots, in their first campaign under Coach Sam Hart, found themselves in the midst of a three-game winning streak, with a record of 3-2, 2-0 in the Colonial District.

There are almost as many questions after five games of the 2010 campaign as there are answers. But, conversely, there is much more to be optimistic about than there was before opening night. Here are a few of my observations after viewing the first five games.

1) "A Closer Knit Unit"---The 2010 version of the Patriots has matured in front of our eyes in five quick weeks, none moreso than week three at the Tomato Bowl. It would have been easy for an 0-2 Patriot squad, down 24 points after only 18 minutes of football, in Mechanicsville, to mail it in, will themselves to their second straight season of winless football in Hanover County and start looking ahead to the Colonial District. They, instead, chose the road less traveled. And, once the 25 point comeback was complete, as I watched Jayrin Waller run across the field with the Tomato Bowl trophy, I saw a young program take a huge step forward. Since then, I've seen more of a Patriot "unit" rather than a group of players wearing the same uniform. Going through something, both negatively and positively, either galvanizes or rips apart. This Patriot squad did the former. And it took the disappointment of the first 2.3 games, as well as the comeback, to do so.

2) "We Can Do It"---It's common knowledge that Hermitage is the prohibitive favorite in the Colonial District this season. Everyone else seems to be playing for second place. Different teams look at this challenge in different ways. With the Pats coming off their 3-7 season of 2009, it seems their attitude towards this is, "Why Not Us?" The schedule is most friendly to the Patriots, as they are the last team that has to climb Mount Hermitage and attempt the upset of the year. Now that TJ and John Marshall are behind them, the Pats look ahead to a tough Godwin squad on the road (especially their defense), a down Deep Run team coming in for homecoming, a currently-winless Freeman team on the road, and a J.R. Tucker team coming to Ashland who are not as deep as they were in '09 when they finished 8-2 and beat PH in overtime. In other words, the table is set. If the Patriots take it one step at a time and handle each assignment given them, then, come week ten, they could go to Hermitage with the District Title at stake, which will probably be the only way PH can extend their season. So, again I ask, "Why Not Us?"

3) "Consistency"---The one caveat, looking ahead to weeks six through ten, to me, is a desperate need for consistency. The 2010 Patriots have yet to play a "complete" game in all three game phases. When they do, they can beat most Colonial District teams at home, compete on the road, and have an outside shot at Hermitage. The current 3-2 record has come due to a classic comeback, being worn down by Hanover and Atlee, and home wins over teams they should have won.

If there IS consistency, especially moreso on offense, then we could be in for a very exciting second half of the season. If not? We'll discover quickly just how far the 2010 Patriots, at their current maturation level, can go.

It starts Friday night at 6:30 at Mills Godwin High School! Listen to WHAN (1430) or online LIVE at the link at the top of this page!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Week Five Schedule

Collegiate at Woodberry, 3pm (2:45 airtime on WHAN-AM 1430!)

John Marshall at Patrick Henry, 7 (6:30 airtime on WHAN-AM 1430 and online!)

J.R. Tucker at Thomas Jefferson, 4
Potomac School at Trinity Episcopal, 4
Fork Union at St. Christopher's, 4:30
Armstrong at Lee-Davis, 7
Atlee at Henrico, 7
Varina at Hanover, 7
Huguenot at Highland Springs, 7
Hopewell at Thomas Dale, 7
Meadowbrook at Dinwiddie, 7
Petersburg at Matoaca, 7
Douglas Freeman at Deep Run, 7
Mills Godwin at Hermitage, 7
Colonial Heights at Prince George, 7:30
Cosby at L.C. Bird, 7:30
George Wythe at Clover Hill, 7:30
Manchester at James River, 7:30
Monacan at Midlothian, 7:30

Listen to the John Marshall game LIVE!

Click HERE at/after 6:30pm Friday night (10/8) to hear Patrick Henry battle John Marshall live!!

PH Boys and Girls fall to Godwin in Volleyball

Leslie Smith had 19 assists, leading the Eagles girls volleyball team to a 25-12, 25-12, 25-13 win over Patrick Henry. The Patriots fall to 1-1 in the Colonial District, 8-6 overall.

Meanwhile, the boys team met the same fate, falling to Godwin in three sets, 25-19, 25-16, 25-22. Andrew Thompson led the way for the Eagles with 6 digs, 6 kills and an ace.

The PH boys team falls to 0-1 in the Colonial District, 4-7 overall.

Monday, October 04, 2010

2010 Tomato Bowl Podcast HERE!

Click on the title above to download the podcast of the 2010 Tomato Bowl, featuring the biggest comeback in Tomato Bowl history, as Patrick Henry upset Lee-Davis, 25-24!

Patrick Henry Thomas Jefferson Podcast!

Download Patrick Henry's 53-7 win over Thomas Jefferson by clicking on the title link above!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Listen to Patrick Henry/Thomas Jefferson ONLINE!

If you can't pick up WHAN (1430) at night, you can now listen to Patrick Henry football live online!

Go HERE, then enter "Patrick Henry TJ" in the search box. Click on the link to the broadcast and enjoy the game from anywhere in the world!

Colonial District Opener Tonight in Ashland!

The rain has passed, the wind is drying the surface, and we're ready for October football!

Join us in Ashland tonight as the Patriots open their 2010 Colonial District schedule against Thomas Jefferson. Our pregame show begins just after 6:30 on WHAN (1430), or listen online!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

2010 Tomato Bowl: Patrick Henry 25, Lee-Davis 24

The most storied rivalry in Central Region high school football unfolded tonight in Mechanicsville in simply wild fashion.

When it was over, several players were injured, all were exhausted, 26 flags were thrown, one was not thrown, a 24-point lead was lost and an underdog shocked the home team.

I don't even know where to begin. So, how about the start? :)

Lee-Davis spent the first half dominating the line of scrimmage. Every play, both sides of the ball. They rushed for 150 yards in the first half, 104 by D'Vonte Scott alone.

But they also had plenty of misfortune and blown opportunities. Lee-Davis' two-quarterback system took an early hit when, first, senior William Coalson went down with a foot problem, then, junior Israel Vaughan was injured (left foot or ankle). Coalson was able to return, while Vaughan was on crutches watching the rest of the game from the sideline.

Scott scored the first two touchdowns of the night, with Chance Stone converting two 2-point conversions to give Lee-Davis an early 16-0 lead. Later in the second, Coalson hit Stone on a slant screen to the left side and Stone got one needed block and raced untouched 73 yards to make it 22-0. Another 2-point conversion made it 24-0 Confederates with 6:16 to go before halftime.

But on the play, Coalson took a hit and went out again with an ankle injury. Late in the second, third-string quarterback Travis Stallings' first pass was intercepted by Tre Bowden, who went 82 yards for the lone PH touchdown, making the halftime score 24-7.

The Patriots offense had zero yards of offense at halftime, got their one score on defense and seemed to have no answer for Lee-Davis' runs off-tackle. In spite of 12 first-half penalties and multiple turnovers, the home team led by 17 at halftime.

Enter the second half.

On the second play, Scott took a handoff and was drilled by a PH defender, losing the ball. Kenny Mock picked it up and raced 35 yards for the TD. A botched extra point later, Patrick Henry, with zero yards of offense, was only down 24-13.

Lee-Davis continued to lose players to injury, two for the game, others for critical plays or series. Stallings' second pass of the night was woefully short and far away from his intended receiver, so the Confederates opted to put in WR/TE Caleb Wyatt as the "wildcat quarterback". He never attempted a pass. He did gain most of his 107 yards in the second half, but the depleted offense could not gain traction.

Luis Carillo kicked a 22-yard field goal when a drive stalled to make it 24-16. On the ensuing kickoff, Lee-Davis forgot to fall on the football when it was pooched kick to around the 25. Ross Jones flew down the sideline and recovered the live ball and PH had it in the red zone.

They couldn't convert for six and Luis Carillo drilled a 32-yarder from the left hashmark, and, suddenly, with a quarter to play, it was 24-19.

PH mounted a drive in the middle of the final stanza, but, on second down from inside the 10, Jay Waller's fade pass to Raymon Minor in the end zone corner was underthrown, and Tyrell Eaton outjumped Minor for the interception in the end zone. He was tackled trying to make a play at the one-yard line.

Lee-Davis got one first down but stalled and had to punt with under three minutes to go. Patrick Henry was out of timeouts. It was time for what they may refer to in Ashland forever as "The Drive, Version 2010".

Big Play #1---Waller's pass across the middle from the 25 ended up at midfield, where two Patriots and three Confederates fought for the ball. A Confederate defender ran out of the pile with the ball, then, a few seconds later, a penalty flag. In the end, the officials determine Kenny Mock caught the ball at the Lee-Davis 48, and Lee-Davis was guilty of interference. So, tack on 15 yards, and suddenly, the Patriots are at the Lee-Davis 33.

Big Play #2---From the 28, Waller looks for Raymon Minor, single-covered down the left sideline. Minor caught the ball at the 9. This humble blogger, while broadcasting the game, saw what I fully believed to be offensive pass interference, as Minor pushed off the L-D defender before catching the ball. No flag was thrown. Lee-Davis fans erupted, beside themselves over the non-call. Suddenly, it was 1st and goal, Patriots, at the 9 yard line with 55 seconds to go.

Big Play #3---On the next play, instead of passing into coverage, Brian Houchens stepped out to the left flat, caught the ball and dashed to the pylon, scoring from nine yards out to make it 25-24 with :47.6 to go. The 2-point Patriot try failed.

A squib kick was taken by Lee-Davis to the 41, where they began their final drive. Coalson gamely came back in at quarterback, as Lee-Davis had no choice but to pass the ball, with seconds remaining and no timeouts. On the third play from scrimmage, Coalson, while going down, flipped the ball ahead to a teammate, but a PH defender tipped the pass up in the air and Josh Thomas intercepted the ball, and took a huge hit, but held onto the completion to give PH the ball, and the win.

Lee-Davis lost two quarterbacks, watched a third struggle, and changed their offense, not by choice, in the second half, committed 17 penalties, and were guilty of five turnovers. Patrick Henry found a way to win despite not scoring a touchdown on offense until the final minute of play.

Kudos to Jay Waller for a stronger second half performance, in spite of the interception in the end zone, which, for a time, looked like it could be the game-clincher for Lee-Davis.

This Tomato Bowl will be talked about from Beaverdam to Old Church and everywhere in between for years to come. Though no playoff implications were probably in play, as opposed to many other past meetings, tonight proved that, no matter how many high schools are opened in Hanover County, there's NOTHING like the Tomato Bowl.

Patrick Henry, now 1-2, opens Colonial District play at home next Friday against Thomas Jefferson. Listen beginning at 6:30pm on WHAN-AM (1430), or click on the listen link here at!

Podcast of the Tomato Bowl will be posted by Saturday night. If you missed the game, you'll want this one.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Week One: Hanover 49, Patrick Henry 21

The defending Division 5 Regional Champions are back for more.

Deane Cheatham rushed for over 100 yards in the first half alone, and the Hanover Hawks took advantage of an inexperienced, overmatched Patrick Henry defense to cruise to an opening night 49-21 win over the Patriots, ruining the head coaching debut of Sam Hart.

Hanover scored touchdowns on their first five possessions, all coming on the ground. The lone PH score of the first half was also on the ground, thanks to a 45-yard TD run by fullback Josh Thomas, cutting the deficit at the time to 14-7. It was 35-7 by halftime.

Jay Waller opened his second season at quarterback with no interceptions, a touchdown pass in the second half, but also overthrew several open receivers. Hanover QB Sam Rogers, starting his second season and only a sophomore, didn't need to rely on the passing game, completing 3 of 6 passes for 52 yards.

There are many people who believe Hanover, winners of two of the past three Division 5 Regional Titles, may finally win the Capital District title, something they've never done, thanks to Varina and Highland Springs. After seeing them tonight, I share in that sentiment. If the offensive line and linebacking play of Hanover continues to improve on their impressive opening night performances, the Hawks will be a tough match for anyone in the Central Region.

Hanover now leads the overall series with Patrick Henry 5-4, winning their last five straight against the Patriots. PH has not won on opening night since a win over Hanover in 2006.

Patrick Henry must now regroup, especially on both the offensive and defensive lines, and get ready for a rough road test against another county team with Division 5 playoff hopes, the Atlee Raiders.

Listen for all the action next Friday, 9/17, at 6:30pm, on WHAN, 1430!

It's Opening Night for PH! Listen live!

Join us on WHAN (1430) beginning at 6:30pm for the pre-game show, where we will preview the 2010 season.

Then at 7pm, the season kicks off when the Patriots and new coach Sam Hart take on the defending Division 5 Regional Champions, the Hanover Hawks!

Thursday, September 09, 2010


Armstrong at Thomas Jefferson, 4 p.m.

Collegiate at Trinity Episcopal, 4 (on WHAN-AM 1430 at 3:45pm)

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot at North Cross, 4:30
Atlee at Deep Run, 7

Hanover at Patrick Henry, 7 (on WHAN-AM 1430 at 6:30pm)

Caroline at Henrico, 7
Highland Springs at Meadowbrook, 7
Hermitage at Lee-Davis, 7
Dinwiddie at Varina, 7
James River at Douglas Freeman, 7
Mills Godwin at Monacan, 7
Woodberry Forest at J.R. Tucker, 7
New Kent at King William, 7
Goochland at Amelia Co., 7
West Point at Northampton, 7
Thomas Dale at Manchester, 7:30
Hopewell at Cosby, 7:30
Matoaca at L.C. Bird, 7:30
Prince George at Clover Hill, 7:30
Huguenot at Monticello, 7:30
Powhatan at Midlothian, 7:30
Louisa at Spotsylvania, 7:30


Jamestown at John Marshall, 1 p.m.
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes at St. Christopher's, 1
Benedictine at Bishop Ireton, 2

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Atlee is first county school to win this season....

21 points directly off turnovers and a 100 yard rushing effort by Trevor Elie led the Atlee Raiders to a 42-7 romp over Benedictine in their season opener Friday night at home.

Atlee next faces Deep Run before hosting Patrick Henry on September 17th! Click on the title for more details on the game.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Football Scrimmage Victory for Pats!

Patrick Henry defeated Caroline Thursday night in the final scrimmage before the 2010 season, and the Sam Hart era, officially begin in Ashland. The final was 23-6.

Patrick Henry opens the '10 Campaign next Friday night, September 10th, against the reigning Division 5 Regional Champion, the Hanover Hawks. Kickoff is at 7pm!

Girls Volleyball Team Takes Out Henrico in 5

Patrick Henry ------------------------- 26 25 23 18 10
Henrico ------------------------- 24 19 25 25 15

Highlights: Anna Hogue (PH) 4 aces, 6 kills; Dani Washington (PH) 8 aces, 5 kills; Amber Wilson (H) 6 kills, ace; Auriana Banks (H) 4 kills, 5 blocks; Stephany Yang (H) 6 aces, 38 assists

Records: Patrick Henry 3-1; Henrico 1-2

Boys Volleyball sweeps Henrico in three straight!

The Pats move to 2-2 overall on the young season. Click on the title above for more information, courtesy of the Times-Dispatch.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In Memoriam: Terry Sisisky 1952-2010

There has never been a more ardent supporter of high school football on Richmond area radio than Terry Sisisky.

While only missing 3 games as the voice of VCU Rams basketball in 28 years of service (1980-2008), he was a constant presence on the radio, covering Petersburg High School football and basketball, as well as coverage of countless other regular season and playoff games on stations up and down the area dial.

The 2010 season and beyond will not be the same without having Terry broadcasting the Crimson Wave, being able to listen to him on his web site.

My personal career was heavily influenced by his consistency, enthusiasm, and work ethic. I count myself so honored to have been his friend and colleague, and I will miss him greatly.

Long live the T-Man!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Honoring Coach Long

Click on the title for a link to an article by our friend David Halstead at the Herald-Progress on last Saturday night's roast to honor the retiring legendary sideline general.