Amherst County - Luray's Jacob Moyer ran for three first-half touchdowns and the Bulldogs scored on every offensive possession in the first half as they rolled to a 46-0 season-opening win over Nelson County. Luray ran up a 33-0 lead at the half to put the game away early. Moyer scored the Bulldogs' first touchdown on a 62-yard romp less than four minutes into the game, then scored again four minutes later from 27 yards out.
V.E.S. Bishops Head coach:Chip Jones (1st year) Last year's record/playoff result: 9-1, beat North Cross to win second-straight state championship Starters Back: 3 on offense, 4 on defense Key Players (with position(s)): Matt Meadows WR/LB, Louis Williams RB/LB, George Battle DB/Wing Back, Will West DB/Wing Back
From 0-10 to 5-5 to what? The Statesmen made a tremendous improvement in Cole's first year as coach. Now they want a playoff win and regular season wins over what one player considers “The Big Four” - Goochland, Buckingham, Central Lunenburg, and Nottoway.
Magna Vista Warriors Head coach: Joe Favero (7th year) Last year's record/playoff result: 11-2, lost to eventual state champion Northside in third round of playoffs
Cave Spring Knights Head coach: Tim Fulton (10th year) Last year's record/playoff result: 5-6, lost in first round of playoffs Starters Back: 8 on offense, 5 on defense Key Players (with position(s)):Alex Emory QB, John Roach RB, Tyler Rice RB, Zac Foutz TE Game(s) to circle on the calendar:Sept. 5th - at Northside, Sept. 26th Salem
The ABC 13 staff has compiled a list of candidates that have a shot to win Football Friday's highest honor on December 12th. Altavista's Juan Thornhill won this award in 2013, one day before leading the Colonels to the Division 1 state championship. He now returns for his senior season.