AUG. 30, 2014- COLADAILY.com

The Score: Week 1 Midlands high school football scoreboard
By Tom Lanahan

Heathwood Hall 40, Cardinal Newman High 14

The Crusaders of Heathwood Hall got off to a fast start against the Cardinals scoring four touchdowns within the first half to take the win 40-14. 

Heathwood Hall senior quarterback Brandon Walden got things started off with a 37-yard pass to junior wide receiver Todd Corley to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Junior running back Brandon Hill scored three touchdowns in the game for the Crusaders, one from four yards out, one from 10 yards out and another from nine yards out.


Highlanders Dominate Cardinals In Early Road Test

On a warm Friday night, the Highlander Varsity football team traveled for the final time to Forest Drive for an early-season contest against region rival Cardinal Newman. From start-to-finish, the game proved to be all-Heathwood as the Highlanders trounced CN, 40-14, in the Highlanders’ first road contest.

After receiving the opening kickoff, Heathwood marched down the field before Brandon Walden hit junior wide receiver Todd Corley for a 36 yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead with 9:21 left in the first quarter.

The Highlander defense keyed in on CN star running back Trey Napper throughout the first half, limiting to less than four yards per carry, and zero points for the CN offense. The stout Highlander defense amassed three sacks, two by sophomore Reid Heaton, two interceptions (Brandon Hill & Will Anderson), and were led by senior linebacker Will Komar’s nine tackles, limiting the Cardinals to just 280 total yards of offense and 14 points all night.

Last Friday, we played Ben Lippen at home and lost 25 – 19. Our boys fought back and had a chance to win at the end, but we came up just short. Offensively, Brandon Hill led us in rushing with 91 yards on 13 carries and 1 touchdown. Justin Taylor added another touchdown on the ground. Corbett Glick led us in passing with 74 yards and 1 touchdown pass to Todd Corley. Corley led us in receiving with 3 catches for 48 yards.

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Falcons hold off Heathwood
By Ray Moore

Another Friday night, another nail-biter for the Ben Lippen Falcons (2-1, 1- 1), as they traveled to Heathwood Hall (2-1, 1-1) to face the Highlanders in a SCISA 3A matchup. This week, as the final horn sounded, Ben Lippen linebacker Aaron McGuire broke up Brandon Walden’s pass to Thomas Barton in the back of the end zone to preserve a 25-19 victory for the Falcons and first year head coach Derek White.

The teams slogged it out in the trenches, and neither could gain an advantage until mid-way through the second quarter when Falcon defensive tackle Austin Brown vaulted over the protection wall to block Hill’s punt, giving Ben Lippen the ball near midfield. From there, McGuire struck again, this time from the one, after an alert Andrew Mack pounced on a McGuire fumble to keep the drive alive. Falcon holder Patrick McClure glided into the end zone for the two-point conversion, setting the score at 15-7 with 6:33 to play in the half.

In the fourth, Heathwood mounted a furious rally aided by 50 Ben Lippen penalty yards, including a taunting penalty that gave new life to a Highlander drive on fourthand 15. When a Heathwood punt return for a TD was erased by a block-inthe back penalty, Heathwood went to work from midfield. From there, Highlander freshman QB Corbett Glick hit Dehlon Brooks for a big gain, then found split end Todd Corley who wound his way through traffic for a 25- yard score. After the kick failed, the score stood at 25-19 with 7:17 to play.

The Falcons tried to grind out the clock, but after one first down, a penalty put the Falcons in third-and-long, and Heathwood safety William Anderson picked off Barrow’s pass, giving the Highlanders the ball and hope with 3:16 to play.

Heathwood moved the ball to the Ben Lippen nine. Walden extended the drive with scrambles on third- and- 11 and again on fourth- andseven for first downs. From the nine, Walden’s pass to Corley at the pylon was tipped away by McClure, leaving 5.1 sec- onds on the game clock.

On the final play, Garrison Moore flushed Walden out of the pocket to his right. On the run, Walden could not thread the needle to a sliding Barton in the back of the end zone, and McGuire batted down the pass, preserving the victory as time expired.