Saturday, September 06, 2014


It took nearly 30 minutes, but Hanover finally seized the opportunity in the season opener Friday night, breaking Patrick Henry down at the line of scrimmage en route to a 16-0 victory, the Hawks' ninth straight over the Patriots in a game heard live on WHAN Radio and HCS Media Network.

Sophomore quarterback Clayton Cheatham wore down the Patriots defense in the second half, rushing 26 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Cheatham had a third TD run called back due to a holding penalty late in the third quarter.

Cheatham scored on runs of two and five yards, separated by a 25-yard field goal by Marshall Flippen after the holding penalty helped end the Hawks drive at the end of the third quarter.

Hanover now goes to J.R. Tucker to face a rejuventated Tiger team that blasted Glen Allen 46-8 Friday to move to 1-1. The Hawks defense will have to answer the single wing formation and the feet, as well as arm, of Tigers quarterback Malik Van Brussel.

In other action, Atlee pulled away in the second quarter at Deep Run for another rout of the Wildcats on opening night, winning 63-20. Trammell Carey had two touchdowns, A.J. Zollar got his first varsity touchdown as the Raiders moved to 1-0. The Raiders go to Patrick Henry next Friday on the Game of The Week on WHAN Radio (102.9 FM).

Lee-Davis' first game for new head coach Ryan Turnage ended in disappointment as the Confederates fell short in their comeback attempt, falling at home 21-16 to go to 0-1. Lee-Davis must travel to Mills Godwin next week. The Eagles lost their opener Friday at Monacan, 42-25.

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