Friday, September 19, 2014


(Rankings based on NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll)....

#6 Douglas Freeman (2-0) at #2 Atlee (2-0), 7pm: The home opener for the Raiders after road wins over Deep Run and Patrick Henry by a combined 119-20. The defense, led by Chad Vanlandingham, J.J. Givens and Ricky DeBerry finally get a solid test against a Rebels squad looking for their third straight regular season win over the Raiders (49-48 in 2012, 24-14 in 2013). Douglas Freeman has wins over Midlothian and James River, the latter on a defensive goal line stand to end the contest.

Hopewell (2-0) at Hanover (2-0), 7pm: This game features two of the best young quarterbacks, not just in the Central Region, but in the Commonwealth. Cameren Hill already has 500 yards passing and seven touchdown throws in the Blue Devils' two victories, while Clayton Cheatham has four touchdowns on the ground and nearly 350 yards of total offense. The winner will look to crack into the Top 10 next week.

THE 56TH TOMATO BOWL: Patrick Henry (0-2) at Lee-Davis (1-1), 7pm: Two first-year head coaches collide, something that hasn't happened in this storied game in decades. The Lee-Davis defense turned heads last week, holding Mills Godwin to nine points in a 14-9 victory. Nathan Evans earned 121 yards on the ground while Chase Mummau passed for 204 yards and a score.  Patrick Henry is desperate to find something consistent on the offensive side of the ball. Their best chance is to win the war on the line of scrimmage and use the tandem of Bender Vaught and James Pinder as a "Thunder and Lightning" combo, utilizing their differing running styles to keep the defense on their heels.

LISTEN LIVE to the Tomato Bowl tonight at 6:30pm on WHAN, 102.9 FM, or online by CLICKING HERE!

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