In The Red Zone: Ken Wakefield

Saturday, September 27, 2014

FOOTBALL FRIDAY FINALS....

A rough, rough night for Hanover County on the gridiron.

We begin at Henrico where the Warriors pulled off one of the biggest regular season upsets in recent memory, 22-20 over #2 Atlee. The Warriors kept the Atlee offense off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when the Raiders scored two, the last of which cut the score to 22-20 with 1:39 left. The Raider two-point try failed, and Henrico recovered the onside kick to set off the celebration on Azalea Avenue.

Atlee falls to 3-1, and it will be very interesting to see how they bounce back, having to go on the road again next Friday, this time to arch-rival Hanover on the Game of The Week on 102.9 FM WHAN and online on HCS Media Network.

Hanover fell for the first time in 2014, too, 20-0 at #4 Highland Springs. The eighth-ranked Hawks offense found themselves in Springer territory eight times, coming away with no points. One missed field goal, one blocked field goal, and a few crucial mistakes combined with solid defensive play by Highland Springs doomed the Hawks.

Patrick Henry fell to earth, losing at Mills Godwin 27-5. After an early field goal, the Patriots were shut out until a late fourth quarter safety after the outcome was no longer in doubt. Two Wesley Dugger touchdown runs sealed it for the Eagles (2-2), the Patriots now at 1-3.

1-3 is the record for Lee-Davis, who were steamrolled by Varina 48-14, giving up 27 points in the first quarter. The Blue Devils righted their ship after a pair of seven-point losses to Top 10 teams (Thomas Dale, Hermitage) to improve to 2-2.

NEXT WEEK:

Atlee (3-1) at Hanover (3-1), GAME OF THE WEEK on WHAN, 102.9 FM and online on HCS Media Network

Patrick Henry (1-3) at #3 Hermitage (3-0)

Henrico (4-0) at Lee-Davis (1-3)

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