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. . . .

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Wakefield, Yorktown win big

A Staff Report

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.





 Yorktown’s Stewart to Attack from Different Positions

Patriots move up to 6A after VHSL’s six-class realignment.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

MJ Stewart’s football talents are well known around Northern Virginia.

For 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 guard.


Yorktown 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.



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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 kickoff. 



Shorthanded Yorktown stands tall in 30-28 win over Chantilly


By Brandon Parker, Published: October 25

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.

Da’Jhaun Short 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.

On 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 night.

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.

Jack Storrs 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."


 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 lead. 

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 score.

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. 






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