In The Red Zone: Ken Wakefield

Saturday, November 28, 2015

4A State Quarterfinal: Lake Taylor 37, Hanover 22

A despondent Hanover Hawks football team, leaving the field down 22-3 at the half Friday night to unbeaten Lake Taylor in Norfolk, returned to the field adjusted, desperate, and opportunistic, gaining 218 of their 273 yards of total offense, scoring 19 points and recovering two onside kicks. But two huge plays from scrimmage kept Lake Taylor ahead in the second half for a 37-22 victory to end the Hawks' season at 9-4.

Clayton Cheatham ran for 99 yards and two one-yard second half touchdowns, while Marcus Bazala added 65 yards rushing and two two-point conversion completions, one to Kirkland Shaffner, the other on a leaping catch by Jakob Schneider.

Hanover is now 13-10 all-time in postseason play, 2015 being the tenth consecutive year the Hawks made the playoffs, a remarkable accomplishment for a program in just its 13th year of existence.

Friday, November 27, 2015

LINK TO LISTEN LIVE TO HANOVER/LAKE TAYLOR

CLICK HERE to listen live as the Hanover Hawks battle defending 4A state champion Lake Taylor tonight in the 4A State Quarterfinals exclusively on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, and online from The RVA Sports Network!

For directions to Lake Taylor, click here!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SWIMMING: Major In-Season Meet Comes To Richmond December 19

Last year, the Hanover High School swim team stepped it up by winning the 4A Conference Champs for both girls and boys.  A significant achievement for a team that had not even won a single meet the previous two seasons.  This year, Hanover High School is once again stepping it up by hosting a statewide invitational swim meet.

On Saturday, December 19th, Hanover High School swim team will welcome eighteen swim teams to the first Hawk Holiday High School Invitational Swim Meet.  The meet is the first ever of its kind in the Richmond area and will be held at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center, located at SwimRVA, in Chesterfield.  

Eighteen teams from all over the state of Virginia will beattending the championship-style swim meet that provides preliminary action in the morning, with the fastest 16 swimmers in each event returning for finals that night.  Local high school teams committed to the meet include Atlee, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Lee-Davis, Maggie Walker, New Kent, Patrick Henry, Benedictine, and St Gertrude.

Teams from as far away as Blacksburg (Blacksburg HS) and Winchester (John Handley HS) are attending.  Additional teams attending including Bishop Sullivan, Bruton, Greenbriar Christian Academy, Hampton Roads Academy, Jamestown, King George, and Western Albemarle.

“This is going to be an outstanding meet," said Hanover Coach George Massey.  “We have all of the area public schools attending, public schools from just about every part of the Commonwealth attending, along with a number of private schools. We have large teams, small teams, and teams from the various classifications. This is an opportunity for swimmers to compete against other high school swim teams that they would otherwise never compete against.”

One of the unique aspects of the Hanover Hawk Holiday Invitational is that it will bring together the Girl’s State Champions from 2A, 3A, and 4A, and the second place team from 5A. Maggie Walker (2A), Western Albemarle (3A), and Jamestown (4A) were state champions while Atlee finished second. “When you bring great teams together, in one of the elite swim pools on the east coast, you are going to experience great competition and fast swimming”, said Coach Massey. “Throw in that there team awards for Best Holiday Dressed and Most Spirited, this should be an outstanding meet for spectators.” 

The idea for the swim meet was the result of conversations Coach Massey had with other area coaches such as Karen Seeber (Atlee), Stuart Bernstein (Lee-Davis) and Bob Flanagan (Patrick Henry). Seeber believes the meet is a great addition to the schedule and high school swimming in the area.  

“For years we have been attending a similar meet, the Kecoughtan Invitational, in January down in Newport News. Now we are bringing similar teams to a championship meet right here in Richmond," Seeber notes. "It is meets like this where we normally get our best times and this gives us one more opportunity to make qualifying times for the Kecoughtan meet.”

The meet is open for the general public. The cost of admission is $10.00 for the morning preliminaries and $5.00 at night. As part of the effort to host this swim invitational, the Hanover High School swim team is looking for financial sponsors and food/drink donations. All funds and donations will go first to support the Hawk Invitational and then to the Hanover High swim teams.  

If you are interested in getting involved with this event please contact either Beth Voelkel at eivoelkel@aol.org or George Massey at 852-8639 / hhswimming1@gmail.com

For more information on this event visit www.hanoverhighswim.com


Saturday, November 21, 2015

THE WRAP: Hanover Survives Dinwiddie Comeback, Lee-Davis, Atlee Fall Short

Marcus Bazala, called upon again to lead the Hanover offense in the absence of Clayton Cheatham, rushed 35 times for 196 yards and a touchdown, passing for 99 yards and a score, while the Hanover defense held a high-powered Dinwiddie offense to just three points in the first 39 minutes, then registered two huge stops at the one-yard line to run critical time off the clock, stopping the Generals' comeback to hold on for a 23-17 win Friday in the 4A East Region Second Round at Hanover High School.

The Hawks (9-3), held Dinwiddie to 99 first half yards, and led 23-3 with 8:49 left, but the Generals scored back-to-back touchdowns to cut the lead to six. On the second drive, though, after a Bryce Witt completion to Tye Freeland at the Hanover one, the Hawks stopped two Dinwiddie rushing plays, forcing a minute to go off the clock.

Dinwiddie finally scored on a one-yard pass, but with 1:38 to go. Hanover recovered an onside kick and, with the Generals out of timeouts, Hanover didn't need a first down, and ran out the clock.

Hanover next travels to Lake Taylor next weekend in a 4A State Quarterfinal, date and time to be determined.

Meanwhile, a courageous Lee-Davis effort fell just short as the Confederates put a scare into 5A South top seed Highland Springs before falling 41-34 at Kreiter Stadium. Lee-Davis, who lost to Highland Springs 42-0 six weeks earlier, stayed score for score most of the night with the Springers. Lee-Davis ends their renaissance season at 9-3.

Atlee, too, saw its season end as Tuscarora shut down the Raiders offense in the second half, turning a 21-20 halftime deficit into a 42-27 victory in 5A North Region second round play. The Raiders finish their season with a 7-5 record.

NOTE: We will broadcast the Hanover/Lake Taylor game on The Game of The Week on WHAN Radio and online with RVA Sports Network, date and time to be determined.

Friday, November 20, 2015

FOOTBALL TONIGHT

4A East Region Second Round: #6 Dinwiddie (8-3) at #2 Hanover (8-3), 7:30pm

NOTES:
--Listen LIVE on 102.9 FM, WHAN Radio or online by CLICKING HERE!
--The On The Sidelines Pre-Game Show powered by Sheehy Ford of Ashland begins at 7pm with Rob Witham and Marc Davis of NBC12!
--Tickets are $8, available at the gate.
--Hanover quarterback Clayton Cheatham, ejected for two unsportsmanlike penalties in last week's win over Louisa, will serve a one-game suspension tonight. Conference 20 Offensive Player of The Year Marcus Bazala will be under center.

5A South Region Second Round: #5 Lee-Davis (9-2) at #1 Highland Springs (10-1), 7pm

NOTES:
--LIVE Tweet coverage of the game available on @hanoversports
--Tickets are $8, available at the gate at 5:45pm
--Lee-Davis trying to avenge a 42-0 loss at the hands of the Springers on October 16th.

5A North Region Second Round: #10 Atlee (7-4) at #2 Tuscarora (11-0), 7pm

NOTES:
--LIVE Tweet coverage of the game available on @hanoversports
--Tickets are $8, available at the gate.
--DIRECTIONS to Tuscarora are available HERE.
--Raiders on four-game winning streak, Tuscarora is defending 5A North Region Champion.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ticket, Travel Information For Playoff Football Friday

HANOVER (vs. Dinwiddie, 7:30pm): Advance tickets on sale Friday during lunches (11:50am--1:45pm). Tickets are $8.

LEE-DAVIS (at Highland Springs, 7pm): Advance tickets on sale Friday during lunches (12pm--2pm) in Commons. On-site ticket sales at Highland Springs begin at 5:45pm. Tickets are $8.

ATLEE (at Tuscarora in Leesburg, VA, 7pm): No advance ticket sales Friday. Tickets are $8, available at the event. For directions to the stadium, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

HONORS: All-Conference 20 Football Team

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for their selection to the All-Conference 20 Football Team.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE:
Center: Aaron Gallagher, Hanover
OL: Miles Scott, Dinwiddie
OL: Mac Patrick, Hanover
OL: Juwan Addison, Monacan
OL: Will Schwartz, Powhatan
TE: Jameko Coleman, Huguenot
WR: K'Vaughan Pope, Dinwiddie
WR: Jack Chenault, Hanover
WR: Dakarai Wilson, Dinwiddie
WR: Gee Ross, Monacan
WR: Jacob Oglesby, Powhatan
RB: Zyan Sturdivant, Dinwiddie
RB: Khalik Hamlin, Monacan
RB: Marcus Bazala, Hanover
QB: Bryce Witt, Dinwiddie
Utility: Marcus Bazala, Hanover
K: Zack Staton, Dinwiddie
KR: Joey Doherty, Midlothian

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE:
DE: Timothy Fields, Dinwiddie
DE: Juwan Addison, Monacan
DL: Miles Scott, Dinwiddie
DL: T.J. Jones, Monacan
DL: Jamil Mason, Huguenot
DL: Will Schwartz, Powhatan
LB: Cecil Parham, Dinwiddie
LB: De'Andre Williams, Monacan
LB: Tabb Patrick, Hanover
LB: T.J. Allen, Hanover
DB: Reggie Williams, Dinwiddie
DB: Tyler Flora, Hanover
DB: Diontae Bruce, Monacan
DB: Jacob Oglesby, Powhatan
P: Ivan Jackson, Midlothian
PR: Gee Ross, Monacan
Utility: Marcus Bazala, Hanover

Conference 20 Offensive Player of The Year: Marcus Bazala, Hanover
Conference 20 Defensive Player of The Year: De'Andre Williams, Monacan
Conference 20 Coach of The Year: Derek Stoudt, Hanover

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE:
Center: Canaan Mills, Dinwiddie
OL: Joe Fishpaw, Hanover
OL: Jordan Foster, Dinwiddie
OL: Zach Nolan, Midlothian
OL: Ethan Boeding, Hanover
OL: Noah Williams, Huguenot
TE: Tanner Lacey, Hanover
WR: Nate Millar, Midlothian
WR: De'Andre Williams, Monacan
WR: Freddie Vincent, Huguenot
RB: James Lyons, Dinwiddie
RB: Ben Mahone, Hanover
RB: Justin DeLeon, Powhatan
QB: Syour Fludd, Monacan
K: John Dustin, Hanover
KR/Utility: Dakarai Wilson, Dinwiddie
Utility: Freddie Vincent, Huguenot
Utility: Bryce Moore, Midlothian

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE:
DE: Michael Wilcox, Hanover
DE: DaVon Clayton, Dinwiddie
DE: Cameron Kerr, Powhatan
DL: Donzell Patterson, Dinwiddie
DL: Alex Dillard, Hanover
DL: Noah Williams, Huguenot
DL: Justin Stoner, Powhatan
LB: Kelvin Azanama, Monacan
LB: Jameko Coleman, Huguenot
LB: K'Vaughan Pope, Dinwiddie
LB: Elijah Johnson, Huguenot
DB: Tye Freeland, Dinwiddie
DB: Gee Ross, Monacan
DB: Brad Barto, Midlothian
DB: Cole Bordonie, Hanover
P: Dakota Hansen, Dinwiddie
PR: Reggie Williams, Dinwiddie
Utility: Dakarai Wilson, Dinwiddie
Utility: Freddie Vincent, Huguenot
Utility: Bryce Moore, Midlothian

HONORABLE MENTION:
Center: Blair Page, Huguenot
OL: Dalton DeMay, Monacan
OL: Travon Wilkerson, Dinwiddie
OL: Chris Bethea, Powhatan
WR: Tye Freeland, Dinwiddie
QB: Clayton Cheatham, Hanover
DE: Xavier Bryson, Hanover
DE: NiQuan Crews, Huguenot
LB: Tanner Lacey, Hanover
LB: Tony Miller, Monacan
DB: Derrick Jones, Dinwiddie
K: Wes Livermon, Powhatan
P: Greg Walker, Huguenot

Saturday, November 14, 2015

R-MC Super Saturday: Football, Volleyball, Women's Basketball With Wins

Randolph-Macon football's defense delivered their best performance of the season, holding off Hampden-Sydney time after time and scoring the eventual game-winning touchdown on a pick six from freshman J.J. Hill in the first quarter, as the Yellow Jackets ended a disappointing 2015 season with a third straight victory, 14-9 over the Tigers in the 121st edition of The Game.

The Yellow Jackets end 2015 with a 4-6 record, their first losing season since 2006, and while they lose 26 seniors, including tailback John Byrd, who finished with 2,317 career rushing yards, they will return a core on both sides of the ball, including a host of now rising sophomores on offense baptized by fire this season.

Meanwhile, in New Jersey, Yellow Jacket volleyball avenges a five-set loss to fifth-ranked Christopher Newport September 26th with a five-set win Saturday in the NCAA Division III Tournament Second Round. ODAC Player of The Year Courtney Lowers had 25 kills and 25 digs as the Yellow Jackets won the tiebreaker 15-13 to advance to third round play Sunday at 2pm against host Stockton University. Randolph-Macon is now in the final sixteen of the national tournament.

In women's basketball, Katie Anderson (pictured below, courtesy Nick Liberante) was named Most Outstanding Player of the R-MC Tip-Off Classic, scoring 17 points and grabbing 17 rebounds as Randolph-Macon held off Mount St. Vincent 72-67 Saturday evening at Crenshaw Gymnasium to move to 2-0. Lauren Vugteveen also had a double-double with 11 points and a matching 17 rebounds, while Hannah Livermon, named to the All-Classic Team with Anderson, led all scorers with 26 points.

Randolph-Macon hosts Marymount on Tuesday at 6pm, and opens ODAC play at Washington & Lee on Tuesday, November 24th.

NOTE: Sunday at 2pm, Josh Merkel debuts as Randolph-Macon men's basketball coach as the Yellow Jackets open their season hosting Mary Washington.


All-Conference 20 Volleyball Teams

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for earning All-Conference 20 Volleyball honors! Those with (*) are also All-Academic where eligible.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

FIRST TEAM:
Miranda Hall, Hanover*
Leila Haynesworth, Hanover*
Kendall Pully, Hanover*
Rebecca Hoover, Hanover*
Maddie Reynolds, Midlothian*
Ashley Condrey, Midlothian*
Kellie Nee, Powhatan*
Julia Goodman, Powhatan*
Abby Nee, Powhatan*

SECOND TEAM:
Megan Kratzer, Hanover
Ashton Hughes, Hanover*
Kylie Tuxford, Hanover*
Amber Arnold, Midlothian*
Rachel Trebour, Midlothian*
Erin Edwards, Monacan*
Valerie Johnson, Monacan*
Celina Oliver, Powhatan*

HONORABLE MENTION:
Tori Cooke, Monacan*
Lyndsey Smith, Monacan*

Conference 20 Girls Player of The Year: Leila Haynesworth, Hanover
Conference 20 Coach of The Year: Karl Lippa, Hanover

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

FIRST TEAM:
Lee Olenyik, Hanover*
Brian Stephen, Hanover*
Austin Power, Midlothian
Nick Spichiger, Midlothian*
Mason Rawls, Monacan*
Garrett Carson, Monacan*
Drew Buckley, Monacan*
Zach Morrison, Monacan*

SECOND TEAM:
Turner Cole, Hanover*
Giles Van Huss, Hanover*
Taylor Rudd, Hanover*
Tyler Gregory, Midlothian*
Matt Lewandowski, Midlothian*
Tanner Fogelsong, Midlothian
Lance Johnson, Monacan*

Conference 20 Boys Player of The Year: Nick Spichiger, Midlothian
Conference 20 Boys Coach of The Year: Randy Cox, Midlothian

Football First Round Miracle: Atlee Stuns Mountain View as County goes 3-0

A frantic final 2:41 saw Atlee and Mountain View trade touchdown for touchdown, and, when the dust finally settled, it was Cole Blackman reaching high for a pass in the back right corner of the end zone, holding on, and getting a foot inbounds with 6.6 seconds to go give Atlee the 38-35 win in Stafford as the tenth-seeded Raiders eliminated the stunned seventh-seeded Wildcats in 5A North Region first round action Friday.

Rasharrd Harris threw for 295 of his 418 yards in the second half, as Blackman had 177 receiving yards and three touchdowns (and a fourth called back due to a penalty), while JJ Givens had 211 receiving yards and two scores

The Raiders, now 7-4, move on to face #2 Tuscarora (11-0), last year's 5A North Region Champion, next Friday night.

Meanwhile, Nathan Evans led an early Lee-Davis assault, as the Confederates built a 28-7 halftime lead en route to defeating Douglas Freeman 41-14 in 5A South Central first round play. With the win, Lee-Davis, now 9-2, gets a rematch with Highland Springs in second round action next Friday on the road. The Springers handed the Confederates their first loss of the year October 16th by a score of 42-0 in Mechanicsville.

At Hanover, Clayton Cheatham accounted for six touchdowns as Hanover pulled away from Louisa for a 47-28 victory to set up a rematch with rival Dinwiddie in 4A East Region second round play next Friday. Hanover defeated Dinwiddie back on September 4th, and this will be the fifth time since 2008 the Generals and Hawks have met in postseason play.

Cheatham was ejected from the game in the second half, and his status for next week's game is in doubt. We will update you on this stiuation as we get new information.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

First Round LIVE Football Playoff Coverage!

RVA Sports Network will provide coverage for ALL three Hanover County teams as the first round of the VHSL football playoffs begins!

5A North Region First Round: Atlee at Mountain View:

This is our radio Game of The Week! Rob Witham will be live in Stafford to broadcast the Raiders in their first-ever 5A North Region postseason game on both WHAN Radio (102.9 FM/1430 AM) and online BY CLICKING HERE . Our coverage, as always, begins with the "On The Sidelines Pre-Game Show Powered By Sheehy Ford of Ashland" at 6:30, as Rob and Marc Davis of NBC12 will break down all the playoff action across the Central Region!

4A East Region First Round: Louisa at Hanover:

RVASN is happy to partner with Evan and Kelly Hughes of "Patriot Talk Live", who join our broadcast team for postseason action!  Evan and Kelly will provide live coverage of the Lions and Hawks Friday starting at 7:15pm. CLICK HERE to listen to this game!

5A South Region First Round: Lee-Davis at Douglas Freeman:

Our correspondent Taylor Luck, on Twitter at @TaylorRVASN, will be live at William E. Long Stadium to live tweet the Confederates as they battle the Rebels in first round action. Real-time Twitter updates will begin just before 7pm kickoff!

iHeart Media (Fox Sports 910) selected this game for their Game of The Week broadcast, which is why WHAN/RVA Sports Network is unable to broadcast this game. If you would like to listen to their coverage, click here.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Monday Regional Volleyball Schedule

GIRLS:

4A East Region Quarterfinal:
King George at Hanover, 7pm

BOYS:

5A South Region Quarterfinal:
Atlee vs. Deep Run, 7pm at Meadowbrook HS

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Playoff Projections

The regular season has completed, unofficial numbers are shaking out, and here is where we believe our county teams are headed for first round playoff action.

LEE-DAVIS (8-2): By virtue of their 29-18 win over Patrick Henry in The 57th Tomato Bowl, and Hanover's win over Henrico, Lee-Davis moved up to the #5 seed in 5A South Central, finishing just a tenth of a point behind Douglas Freeman. The Confederates are projected to travel to the Rebels next Friday in round one, the winner to face the winner of Meadowbrook/Highland Springs on November 20th.

HANOVER (7-3): A huge win over Henrico, 24-21, in Clayton Cheatham's return (pictured above), propels the Hawks to the #2 seed in 4A East (Conferences 19/20), giving them a home game next Friday against #7 Louisa according to our projections. The winner there gets the winner of Dinwiddie/Monacan, the projected #6 vs #3 game. The good news for Hanover is, with a win, they get to host that second round game November 20th.

ATLEE (6-4): Despite a 70-0 win at Armstrong to close the regular season on a three-game winning streak, the Raiders remain 10th in the projected standings in 5A North. Mountain View fell from a tie for fifth into seventh with a loss Friday, meaning the Raiders are projected to head to Stafford County next Friday to face the Wildcats. Mountain View beat Lee-Davis in the 2014 season opener 21-16. A win could mean Atlee gets defending 5A North Region champion Tuscarora, the #2 seed, in round two November 20th.

Due to their loss in the Tomato Bowl, Patrick Henry (4-6) saw its season come to an end on Friday, unable to jump past Potomac and Halifax County into the 5A North Region playoffs. The Patriots, however, will have the vast majority of their starters returning next season, and a year's experience of life in the Capital District with them, and will be poised to return to postseason action.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Football Friday and Playoff Primer!

We've made it to the end of the regular season tonight with three big games and with three teams in the postseason, and a fourth needing a win and some help to join them.

GAME OF THE WEEK: The 57th Tomato Bowl: Patrick Henry (4-5) at #9 Lee-Davis (7-2), 6:30pm LIVE on WHAN Radio (102.9 FM/1430 AM) and online at the link on the right of our page.

It's simple: Patrick Henry must win the Tomato Bowl to keep their playoff hopes alive. They enter tonight at 197 points. A win earns the Patriots 38 points and would be enough to overtake #17 Potomac, eliminating them from the 5A North Region playoff race regardless of how they fare against Stafford. Then, the Patriots need to leapfrog current #16 seed Halifax County, whose season is over. They begin with 231 points. They will earn two points from the Patrick County/Martinsville winner, one from the winner of Magna Vista/George Washington. That is 234 points. Halifax earns two points if Person (NC) beats Hillside (NC), one if Hillside wins, two more if Tunstall beats Bassett, but one point if the other way around.

The most Halifax can finish with is 239 points.

The Patriots will get a point each from the winners of Highland Springs/Varina and Hanover/Henrico. That's 237. An Atlee win over Armstrong is another point, up to 238. If Armstrong upsets the Raiders, that's two points and the Patriots hit 239. But let's assume Atlee wins. The Patriots would need one of these results for two points, 240 total, and the #16 seed:
--Mills Godwin to beat John Marshall
--Glen Allen to upset J.R. Tucker
--Caroline to upset Courtland

Of the three, the Eagles provide the Patriots their best hope. So, while it's a long road, the road is still open for Patrick Henry. But they must win tonight, or the season, for sure, is over.

For Lee-Davis, it's all about seeding. The Confederates begin tonight in sixth place in 5A South Central, falling two slots after last week's loss at Henrico, who are fifth by a mere point. Lee-Davis needs the win, a Hanover win over Henrico, and a Hermitage win over Douglas Freeman. If these things happen, before rider points, the teams would look like this:

Douglas Freeman: 289
Henrico: 277
Lee-Davis: 289

The Confederates would then need wins from Prince George over Hopewell, Hanover over Henrico, and possibly even Varina to beat Highland Springs. The fourth seed is unlikely, but mathematically possible. Either way, a move to fifth is a reprieve, as the Confederates would be better off with either a trip to Douglas Freeman in Round One rather than a trip to one of the "Big 3": L.C. Bird, Hermitage, and Highland Springs.

NOTE: To read about the tiebreaker scenarios at the top of 5A South Central, CLICK HERE to visit our sister website.

Also in 5A North are the Atlee Raiders, entering tonight in 10th place, hoping to move up two spots to grab one home game as the #8 seed. While possible, they need major help.

1) First, they must beat Armstrong.
2) They need current #8 and #9 seeds Wakefield and Potomac Falls to lose. Each play 3-6 teams tonight and are favored.
3) They need Western Albemarle to knock off Albemarle, hot on Atlee's heels at #11. A Fluvanna upset of Orange (#12) would help as well.

In 4A East, Hanover begins tonight the #3 seed in the Conference 19/20 Sub-Region. Ahead of them is top-seeded Courtland, who plays winless Caroline. While possible that Hanover could slip into the top seed even with a Courtland win, it would take some upsets, like Varina and Armstrong winning.

If Courtland somehow lost, then it's a battle between the Hawks and Monacan for #1. The Chiefs (279 points) are done at 9-1. They can add a guaranteed seven rider points tonight, but no more than twelve. If Hanover wins, then has Dinwiddie, J.R. Tucker and Hopewell post victories, the Hawks are at 291 points, which is the maximum number the Chiefs can hit, and that includes James River upsetting L.C. Bird.

Thus, Hanover needs to take care of business in Clayton Cheatham's return from his week one injury at Dinwiddie by defeating Henrico. Remember, the Hawks are 1-3 at home this year. But Cheatham didn't play in any of those games. With Marcus Bazala back at tailback, and also a very valid quarterback option, a win tonight for Hanover could give them major momentum entering the postseason.

However, looming if the Hawks lose are both Eastern View and Chancellor, who began tonight just two points behind Hanover at 245 points. One or both could overtake the Hawks if Hanover loses and things like Meadowbrook beating Dinwiddie happens.

BOTTOM LINE:
--Patrick Henry must win, then get help, for their season to continue.
--Atlee has clinched, likely hit the road next week, outside shot at #8 seed in 5A North.
--Lee-Davis has clinched, clings to hope they could return to #4 seed, more likely at #5 or #6, needing #5 for a better first round matchup.
--Hanover has clinched and could conceivably finish anywhere between the #1 seed and #5, the difference between home field through Thanksgiving, and no home games, possibly, at all.

NOTES:
--Our Taylor Luck at @TaylorRVASN on Twitter will LIVE tweet the Henrico/Hanover game tonight.
--After your game, tune to our Game of The Week around 9:30 for the RVA Sports Network Scoreboard Show for ALL the scores and latest playoff projections! Listen on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM, or online at the link at the top right of this page!

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Monday Playoff Schedule

FIELD HOCKEY:

5A North Region Quarterfinals:
Atlee at Thomas Jefferson S&T, 6:30pm in Alexandria (CLICK HERE for directions)

5A South Region Quarterfinals:
Prince George vs. Lee-Davis, 6:30pm at River City SportsPlex in Chesterfield.
(CLICK HERE for directions)

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

Conference 12 Tournament Quarterfinals (at LC Bird High School, Chester)
#1 Atlee vs. #8 Highland Springs, 5:45pm
#4 Patrick Henry vs. #5 L.C. Bird, 7:15pm

Conference 20 Tournament First Round
#6 Huguenot at #3 Hanover, 7pm

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

Conference 16 Tournament First Round
#5 Patrick Henry-Roanoke at #4 Patrick Henry-Ashland, 6pm (LIVE Tweet coverage on @hanoversports ...)

JV FOOTBALL:

Atlee at Deep Run, 6pm (make-up of game postponed from September 2nd)