|AUG. 26, 2014- THEWASHINGTONPOST.COM
2014 Football preview: Va. Conference 6
With the graduation of two-time All-Met rusher M.J. Stewart, Yorktown’s
strength will shift from offense, which will rally around strong-armed
quarterback Joe McBride, to defense, where lineman Quinn Cox and
linebacker Jack Storrs bring athleticism and physicality. . . .
|sepT. 5, 2014- INSIDENOVA.COM
Wakefield, Yorktown win big
The Wakefield Warriors and Yorktown
Patriots won their opening high school football games of the 2014 season
by blowouts Sept. 5, while the Washington-Lee Generals lost to the
visiting McLean Highlanders, 35-29.Yorktown routed the visiting Langley Saxons, 45-13, and Wakefield downed the host Marshall Statesmen, 40-6.
For Yorktown, Tayvon Brown had eight carries for
115 yards rushing and a touchdown and Joe McBride completed 12 of 16
passes for 152 yards and three TDs. His scoring passes went for 33 yards to Tanner
Patton, 26 to Travis Clark-Winston and seven to Parker Dean, who had
four catches for 36 yards. Patton had two catches for 42 and
Clark-Winston and Charlie Tiene each had two catches.
Yorktown’s other TDs were scored on a two-yard
run by Jack Storrs and a one-yard run by Cameron Logan. Brown ran one
yard for a TD and Mehran Roshanael booted a 28 yard field goal and made
six extra points. Storrs rushed for 24 yards on six carries. The Patriots led, 45-0 and 31-0 at halftime.
"I felt it was a 50-50 game going in, but we beat
them soundly and dominated on the lines," Yorktown coach Bruce Hanson
said. "I wasn't sure we could run on them like we did." Hanson singled out defensive players Quinn Cox,
Jack Storrs, Sean Coleman, Matt Paredes (interception) and Austin
Kasmer, who blocked a punt.
|AUG. 14, 2013- CONNECTIONNEWSPAPERS.COM
Yorktown’s Stewart to Attack from Different Positions
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
MJ Stewart’s football talents are well known around Northern Virginia.
the past two seasons, the Yorktown standout burned opposing defenses as
a ball carrier, helped shut down opposing offenses as a defensive back
and made an impact in the return game. In 2012, he earned first-team
all-region honors in all three facets of the game.
Joining Stewart in the offensive backfield is senior quarterback Will
Roebuck, who returns for his second varsity season. Roebuck was a
first-team all-district selection last season and said he feels he has a
better grasp on his role in the offense.
On defense, juniors Jack Storrs
and Sean Coleman are standouts at linebacker, and seniors Reece Lincoln
and Nick Jennings are the cornerbacks. Senior Logan Robinson is an
impact player at defensive end, along with junior Quinn Cox at nose
moves up to 6A and joins Conference 6, which is composed of teams from
the former Liberty and National Districts. Other teams in Conference 6
are: Fairfax, Langley, Madison, McLean, South Lakes, Hayfield and
Washington-Lee. However, the Patriots’ 2013 schedule looks much like it
did in previous seasons as they face each of the seven opponents who
used to be in the National District, along with games against Coolidge,
Langley and Chantilly.
|sep. 1, 2013- SUN GAZETTE.NET
Yorktown Opens Football Season by Blanking First Opponent
Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:21 am
by DAVE FACINOLI, Staff Writer
The season opener for the Yorktown Patriots was pretty much a cinch. Yorktown overwhelmed and blanked the visiting Coolidge Colts from Washington, D.C., 49-0, in an Aug. 29 football contest. The Patriots led 27-0 at the end of the first quarter, 46-0 at halftime, and scored the first six times they had the ball.
Yorktown was led by the running of senior M.J. Stewart and the passing and running of senior quarterback William Roebuck. Yorktown gained 482 yards, had 21 first downs and did not turn the ball over. The Patriot defense held Coolidge (0-1) to just 41 total yards and recorded two sacks. The Colts turned the ball over twice.
Coolidge was a late addition to Yorktown’s
schedule, when Bowie from Prince George’s County dropped the game
because of a later start to its season. The competition should stiffen for the Patriots in their second game,
when they play the Langley Saxons on the road Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Langley was a Northern Region playoff team last fall, as was three-time
defending National District champion Yorktown.
Also on offense for Yorktown, Joe McBride caught three passes for 21
yards and completed 2 of 3 passes for 19, and Eric Stahr had two catches
for 18 yards.
On defense for the Patriots, Logan Robinson had a
sack and recovered a fumble; Robinson, Chris Saulnier and Sean Coleman
had sacks; Stewart broke up a pass; and Saulnier, Robinson, Austin
Kasmer, Noah Gaby, Teddy Schroeder, Quinn Cox and Jack Storrs had
tackles for losses. Yorktown kicker Philip Greco recovered a fumble on a
|OCT. 25, 2013- THEWASHINGTONPOST.COM
Shorthanded Yorktown stands tall in 30-28 win over Chantilly
With their most reliable weapon on the sidelines, the Patriots
ultimately drew success from the unexpected, riding a converted fake
punt and several turnovers forced by a defense featuring several
first-year starters to rally for a 30-28 win in Arlington.
led Yorktown’s run by committee approach by racking up 90 of the team’s
217 rushing yards and scoring two touchdowns, including the go-ahead
score late in the third quarter.
Most of the points were piled up during a back-and-forth first half. After Will Roebuck capped Yorktown’s opening drive with a one-yard touchdown run, Chantilly’s Deandre Harris
returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a score. Harris would score
two more times, the last of which came following a Yorktown fumble that
extinguished the Patriots’ momentum and helped Chantilly take a 21-16
lead at halftime.
Chantilly extended its lead early in the third period when David Sydnor found Raeshawn Smith
(107 receving yards) for a 43-yard touchdown. But Yorktown found a
spark in its ground attack, feeding Short four straight carries in a
hurry-up offense before Tayvon Brown raced 31 yards for a score.
the ensuing kickoff, Harris took a knee to the head while being
tackled. The Chantilly senior was soon ruled out for the remainder of
the contest, forcing the Chargers to improvise in a fashion similar to
their undermanned opponent.
Chantilly struggled to find offense
thereafter, losing two fumbles and throwing an interception on three of
its last four drives. Yorktown took advantage of the extra opportunities
on an array of Short runs and mid-range throws from Roebuck, who
connected with six different receivers for his 82 passing yards on the
After Short punched in a two-yard touchdown run to put the
Patriots ahead for good, Yorktown attempted to minimize Chantilly’s
comeback chances with a fake punt midway through the fourth quarter.
fielded the snap but nearly bobbled the ball as he ran forward. As he
moved closer to the first-down marker, Storrs bounced off several
Charger defenders before rushing 29 yards for the first down. "I might have to give him a kiss because that was a huge play," Roebuck said. "There was a lot of doubt with M.J. being out, but we all did what we needed to do."
|OCT. 26, 2013- INSIDENOVA.COM
Patriots Rally From 12-Point Deficit to Win
Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:26 am
Roebuck opened the scoring on the Patriots’ first drive of the game
with a one-yard touchdown run to give Yorktown a 6-0 lead. Chantilly
responded on the ensuing kickoff with a return for a score to take a 7-6
Yorktown scored again to take a 13-7 lead on Short’s four-yard touchdown run, but Chantilly scored later to take a 14-13 lead. A 39-yard field goal by Charlie Wall made in
16-14 Yorktown, but Chantilly (5-3) scored late in the second quarter to
go into halftime with a 21-16 lead.
Chantilly expanded its lead in early in the third quarter when junior
quarterback David Sydnor found a streaking Raeshawn Smith for a 43-yard
touchdown. Trailing by 12 points, Yorktown quickly responded with a
big-play touchdown of its own when junior running back Tayvon Brown (47
yards rushing) bounced off the left side and sprinted 31 yards for a
The Chargers suffered a blow on the ensuing
kickoff when Harris suffered a head injury when tackled and left the
game. Without its leading playmaker, Chantilly struggled to move the
ball and execute its option running game. The Patriots capitalized,
forcing three turnovers in the game’s final 18 minutes.
Yorktown scored the game’s final points with two
minutes left in the third quarter, when Short (90 yards rushing on 19
carries) capped a short drive with a two-yard touchdown run to give the
home team a 30-28 lead after Wall booted his third extra point. The
Patriots used both their running game and some calculated risk-taking to
milk the clock and hold onto its win.
A few minutes into the fourth quarter, Yorktown
decided to attempt a fake punt. The play started disastrously, when
junior linebacker Jack Storrs barely managed to field a high snap and
bobbled the ball as he ran forward. As he was met by a flurry of
Chantilly tacklers behind the line of scrimmage, Storrs lowered his
shoulders and somehow bounced off several Chantilly defenders,
re-appearing past the first-down marker and running another 10 yards
down the sideline.
Yorktown sealed the victory with two late defensive turnovers – one fumble recovery and an interception.