High School Football Thursday Night Recap

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IT’S FINALLY HERE, ANOTHER SEASON OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND NOBODY LOVES THAT MORE THAN WE DO HERE AT THE SPORTSWRAP. WE BEGIN THE SEASON WITH THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, TEN GAMES ALL OVER HAMPTON ROADS, AND WE WERE THERE. THE BIG GAME DOWN AT THE BEACH, TWO PLAYOFF TEAMS FROM LAST YEAR, COX AT OCEAN LAKES. COX JUMPED OUT TO A QUICK START, QUARTERBACK DYLAN HOUSER DOING HIS BEST TAYVION ROBINSON IMPRESSION RUNNING IN FOR A TOUCHDOWN. HOUSER LEADING THE YOUNG COX TEAM AGAIN, HE FINDS THE ENDZONE AGAIN AND COX IS UP BY 10. BUT ON THE ENSUING KICKOFF, WHO SAYS SPECIAL TEAMS DON’T WIN GAMES, RESPOND AS DEVON ALLEN TAKES IT 99 YARDS FOR THE TOUCHDOWN. BOTH TEAMS HAD FOUR FUMBLES, THIS IS THE FIRST GAME. AND THAT TOUCHDOWN SPARKED A BIG OCEAN LAKES COMEBACK, THE MARLINS WITH 177 YARDS RUSHING AND COACH JOE JONES GOES HOME WITH A FOUR POINT WIN, 31-27. MEANWHILE SALEM HOPES ITS EXPERENCE THIS YEAR WILL WIN THE SUN DEVILS A BEACH DISTRICT TITLE, TONIGHT SALEM AT HOME AGAINST LANDSTOWN. AND IT WAS ALL SALEM TONIGHT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL, SENIOR RUNNING BACK LEX HENREY GETS THE SU DEVILS ON THE SCOREBOARD WITH A NICE TOUCHDOWN RUN. AND HOW ABOUT THAT SALEM DEFENSE, DEFENSIVE END ISAIAH HENDERSON GETS THE SACK ON QUARTERBACK CHRISTOPHER PRICE. THE SALEM DEFENSE LED BY AMORIE SPARROW WOULD SEAL THE WIN WITH THIS INTERCEPTION BY SENIOR SAFETY AMARI PARKER THE SUN DEVEILS SHOUTOUT LANDSTOWN AND WIN. KEMPSVILLE LOOKING FOR IT’S FIRST WIN IN SIX YEARS OPENING ITS SEASON AGAINST PRINCESS ANNE PA LED BY TONY GRIMES, ONE OF THE TOP RUNNING BACKS IN THE STATE. KEMPSVILLE DOWN BY 7 EARLY IN THE GAME, BUT THE CHIEFS ROAR BACK, KAY-LUB ROBY FINDS JO-VON MIMS WHO MAKES A SENSATIONAL CATCH, DESPITE THE DEFENDER BEING CALLED FOR PASS INTERFERENCE, KEMPSVILLE SCORES COULD THE STREAK BE COMING TO AN END? PRINCESS ANNE QUARTERBACK, MICHAEL NEWELL, FLUSHED OUT OF THE POCKET, LOOK AT HIM GO, LOOKING FOR BLOCKERS HE CUTS INSIDE, BEFORE FINALLY BEING DRAGGED DOWN AT THE TWO. THAT WAS A 37 YARD RUN, IT LED TO A SHORT TOUCHDOWN RUN BY TONY GRIMES WHO TAKES THE DIRECT SNAP AND TROTS INTO THE ENDZONE TO GIVE PRINCESS ANNE A 14 TO 6 LEAD. AND THEN IT’S GOING TO BE MICHAEL NEWELL AGAIN. HE EMERGES FROM THE PACK AND BREAKS FREE FOR THE 75 YARD TOUCHDOWN RUN. PRINCESS ANNE PUTS UP 54 POINTS AND THE CAVALIERSE GO ON TO DEFEAT THE KEMPSVILLE CHIEFS IN FRONT OF A BIG CROWD IN VIRGINIA BEACH. MORE FINALS FROM TONIGHT. TALLWOOD WITH THE 27 TO 24 WIN OVER GREEN RUN. KELLAM’S GAME AGAINST FIRST COLONIAL WENT TO OVERTIME, AND IT WAS THE KNIGHTS THE EDGE OUT THE 21 TO 15 WIN OVER FC. GRASSFIELD MADE THE TRIP TO COLONIAL FORGE AND THE GRIZZLIES LOSE ON THE ROAD 27 TO 7. THE HAMPTON CRABBERS, LED BY LEGENDARY COACH MIKE SMITH WITH THE SHUTOUT WIN OVER KECOUGHTAN. WARWICK SHUTSOUT DENBIGH. WARHILL WITH THE 24 TO 13 WIN OVER HERITAGE. AND HOPEWELL, 40 TO 7 WINNERS IN ITS MATCH UP AGAINST TABB. AND WE ARE GASSING UP CHOPPER 10 FOR ANOTHER SEASON OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SHOW IN THE STATE, FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS. JOIN US FOR THE SEASON PREMIER A WEEK FROM TOMORROW ON WAVY TV 10.

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