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Friday, September 19, 2014

Q's Hornet Buzz

WINCHESTER, Va. – Sophomore Qlyl Middelijn is in his first season of blogging about the football program. This week, Q recaps a tough second week of the season for the squad.
Qlyl Middlelijn  #18  WR
Last Saturday's loss against new opponent Frostburg State really put some doubt in a few players. After winning the first game we were all amped and felt like we could never lose again, but the loss to Frostburg brought us back down to Earth and made us realize that it is extremely hard to win college football games.
We are a better team than last year and we are still proving it to the SU community and ourselves. We can't hang our heads over one game; Frostburg is over and now it's time to prepare for Ferrum.
Throughout the week we have fixed the mistakes made against FSU and eliminated them completely from our minds. Taking one game at a time is how we will succeed on Saturdays. Looking back and focusing on why we didn't win will not help us get the 'W' for tomorrow's game.
Practices have always been intense, but this week Coach Yoder added something new and different to the practice schedule. At the end of practice, the offense attempts to score on the defense. If the offense is successful in scoring within two drives down the field, the defense has to do up-downs with the offense returning the favor in the event they don't score.
This drill increased the competitiveness of the players. Offense succeeded and scored on every drive this week. That's the kind of excitement we need to stay hungry and excited for the game against Ferrum. We will stay hungry but also humble on Saturday night. We cannot step out on the field already thinking this will be an easy win. If and when we win, it will be because we have prepared physically and mentally for this game.
The Hornets will be dressed in all RED for the game; we encourage every student to wear red for the game to show your support.
Go Hornets!  #RedDawn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Football Wins Home Opener 38-22 Over Saint Francis by JMU Athletic Dept

HARRISONBURG, Va. – James Madison dominated the final three quarters to defeat the Saint Francis Red Flash 38-22 in Head Coach Everett Wither's debut in front of a crowd of 23,577 at Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field on Saturday.

Redshirt-junior quarterback Vad Lee (Durham, N.C./Hillside (Georgia Tech)) led the Dukes with 147 yards and two touchdowns on 14-31 passing. Both of Lee's touchdown passes came on connections with redshirt-senior Daniel Brown (Windsor, Va./Isle of Wright). His main contribution, however, came on the ground with a season-high 174 yards rushing on 18 carries.

Redshirt-junior Jauan Latney (Fredericksburg, Va./Massaponax) made it two Dukes with over 100 yards on the ground with 106 yards rushing on 16 carries. True freshman John Miller (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley) added 14 carries for 42 yards as well.

JMU (2-1) outgained SFU (1-2) 485-420 for the game. However, after the Red Flash reeled off 207 yards of offense in the first quarter, the Dukes adjusted to outgain their guests 417-213 over the final three quarters. Madison outscored Saint Francis 31-7 over that stretch.

Saint Francis rode its star running back Khairi Dickson, who entered the contest leading the NCAA in rushing. He eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground in the first quarter and finished the day with 216 yards on 39 carries. Marcus Bagley spelled Dickson when needed, adding 52 on nine rush attempts.

Football Owns the Night Against Greensboro, 43-14 by Bridgewater Athletic Dept.

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Junior Matthew Pisarcik connected twice with Jayme Perry for a pair of scores and accounted for four touchdowns as the Bridgewater Eagles football team rolled past the visiting Greensboro Pride by a 43-14 score on Saturday night at the Jopson Athletic Complex.
The win was one for the record books as it marked the first-ever on campus night football game in program history.
Bridgewater's defense forced a quick three-and-out from the Pride before scoring on a long clock-chewing drive on its first offensive possession. The 11-play, 87-yard scoring drive was capped off by a five-yard Pisarcik touchdown run as the Eagles took a 7-0 lead with 7:45 to go in the first. The drive took more than five minutes off of the clock.
Following the score, the Bridgewater defense forced another quick three-and-out and the Eagles turned good field position into another tally. Pisarcik first hit Tyler Moneymaker on a 22-yard strike to move the Eagles deep into Greensboro territory before Pisarcik hooked up with Keith Jennings on a 29-yard pattern to extend the lead to 14-0 which is where it would stand after the first 15 minutes of play.

Shepherd University - Shepherd Football Handles Fairmont State by Shepherd Athletic Dept

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Sophomore quarterback Jeff Ziemba (Wilmington Del./St. Mark's) completed 14-of-14 passes for 262 yards and a  touchdown and  sophomore running back Jabre Lolley (Wilmington Del./St. Mark's) rushed nine times for 78 yards and three scores to lead Shepherd University to a 56-0 win over Fairmont State in MEC football action at Ram Stadium on Saturday.

Shepherd took a 7-0 lead with 8:59 left in the first quarter on a 10-yard scoring run by junior running back Allen Cross (Elkridge, Md./Long Reach).  Junior kicker Ryan Earls (Stevensville, MD/Kent Island) added the extra point.

The Rams increased their lead to 14-0 when sophomore quarterback Jeff Ziemba (Wilmington Del./St. Mark's) teamed with  senior wide receiver William McKenzie (Upper Marlboro, Md./Frederick Douglass) on a 17-yard scoring strike with 5:33 left in the first quarter.

Sophomore running back Jabre Lolley (Wilmington Del./St. Mark's) scored on a one-yard plunge with 9:12 left in the second quarter to up the Shepherd lead to 21-0.

Lolley added an 11-yard scoring run with 1:38 left in the half to give the Rams a 28-0 advantage at the break.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Gridiron Report Vol. 2

by Moe Murphy 

BLUEMONT, VA (9/17/14) – Our hometown Clarke County Eagles moved to 2-0 with a 55-8 win over the Stonewall Jackson Generals (0-3) at “the Felt” on Hall of Fame night. John Ernst, Becky Armstrong, and Matt Tomblin were inducted at Halftime.


Sophomore running back Hunter Rogers paced the Eagles with 189 yards rushing on 7 carries and three touchdowns. Rogers scored on runs of 59, 56, and 13.

Senior quarterback Sean McDonald scored on 50 yard run and was 4 of 10 for 101 yards passing including a 72 yard touchdown pass to Will Roper.

Jaxon Ottobre scored on an 8 yard run and Chris Keim went in from 10 yards out. Matt Dang broke loose and rambled 46 yards to get a touchdown for the Eagles.

The Eagles defense held the Generals to 66 yards rushing and 24 yards passing.

Derrick Smith scored the lone Generals touchdown late in the game on a 43 yard scamper.

The Eagles go on the road for the first time this year as the travel to Brentsville to face the 3A Tigers out of the Evergreen District. The Tigers are 2-1 with wins over Manassas Park, and Warren County. The Tigers lost to Skyline last week 23-20.  Stonewall Jackson hosts Stuarts Draft in two weeks.
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The James Wood Colonels (1-2) got their first win of the season with a 36-0 win over the Warren County Wildcats (0-3). Quarterback Brady Hepner was 8 of 10 for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Hepner hit Nick Manuel for a 74 yard strike and Tyler Bishop for 40 yards. Manuel had 92 yards on 4 receptions and two interceptions. Bishop also scored on a 6 yard run. The Colonels will travel to Strasburg to face the Rams on Friday. 

The Sherando Warriors (2-1) sent a message to area teams that they are a force to be reckoned with after the dismantled the Washington, WV Patriots (1-2) 60-7 at Arrowhead Stadium. Quarterback Pat Minteer was 6 of 7 passing with 4 touchdowns. Minteer connected on passes of 62, 29, 9, and 35. Running back LeeQuan Johnson rushed for 107 yards on 16 carries and scored three times on runs of 8, 2, and 2. Josh Ojo had an 82 yard kickoff return for a touchdown, 3 receptions for 104 yards with 2 touchdowns. The Warriors travel to Nokesville to face Kettle Run on Friday in an early matchup of power house football. 

The Millbrook Pioneers (2-1) dropped their first game of the season at the hands of the Kettle Run Cougars (1-1) 55-24. Cougar quarterback Denzel Champion had 186 yards rushing on 16 carries with touchdown runs of 67, and 69 yards and was 8 of 13 for 158 yards including a 67 yard touchdown pass to David Eldridge. Millbrook quarterback Mark Paxton was 4 of 15 for 99 yards with 1 interception and two touchdowns of 54 and 35 yards both to Ryan Hartigan. Cougar running back Jaquaves Payton had 64 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns on runs of 1, 5, 2, and 19. Millbrook travels to Warrenton for face the Fauquier Falcons and Kettle Run will host Sherando. 

The John Handley Judges (2-1) dominated the Fauquier Falcons (1-2) 48-6 in a Friday afternoon game at the Handley Bowl. Handley quarterback Will Dearing was 11 of 18 passing for 260 yards and four touchdowns. Dearing connected on passes of 73, 9, 20, and 18. Wide receiver Dontae Mauck had 4 receptions for 207 yards and touchdowns of 73 and 20. Running back D.J. Frisbee had 71 yards on 18 carries including a 22 yard touchdown. The Judges defense held Fauquier to 57 yards rushing and 59 yards passing. The Judges will host the Eastern View Cyclones (3-0) who come in averaging 46 points per game on Saturday at 1:00PM. 

The Skyline Hawks (2-1) bounced back defeating the Brentsville Tigers (2-1) 23-20 in the area’s most thrilling game of the week. Skyline quarterback Corbin Ruch was 14 of 23 for 165 yards including touchdown passes of 56 and 20 yards. Jamal Parker caught 4 passes for 84 yards including a 56 yard touchdown. Running back Jerrius Baltimore had 71 yards rushing on 14 carries including a 17 yard touchdown run. The Hawks will host the Manassas Park Cougars (1-1) and Brentsville hosts the 2-0 Clarke County Eagles.

Game Notes: Washington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars



·         The Redskins earned their first victory of the season on Sunday, defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars by a final margin of 41-10 in front of an announced crowd of 80,037 people at FedExField.
·         The victory snapped a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season.
·         The win was the first in the head coaching career of Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden.
·         The victory pushed Redskins’ head coaches to 16-11-1 all-time in their home debuts.
·         The Redskins’ 31-point margin of victory was the team’s largest since Oct. 7, 2007 vs. Detroit (34-3).
·         The Redskins scored 41 points for the first time since a 45-41 victory against the Chicago Bears on Oct. 20, 2013 last season. The Redskins also held an opponent to 10 points or less for the first time since holding the Philadelphia Eagles to 10 points on Nov. 18, 2012.
·         The Redskins held the Jaguars to 148 net offensive yards, the lowest total by a Redskins’ opponent since Washington held Dallas to Dec. 30, 2007. The Redskins held the Jaguars to 25 rushing yards, the fewest since the Redskins held the Cowboys to one rushing yard in the 2007 game reference above.
·         The Redskins held the Jaguars to 61 net yards in the second half, the fewest second half yards allowed by the team since holding the Oakland Raiders to 39 yards in the second half on Dec. 13, 2009.