|sep. 5, 2014- INSIDENOVA.COM
Wakefield, Yorktown win big; W-L loses by a touchdown to McLean
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.
|SEP. 6, 2014- THE WASHINGTON POST.COM
Football: Top rushers, passers for Sept. 6
Top rushers (by yards)
243 - Kyle Green, Quince Orchard, on 20 carries for 2 TDs in 22-19 win over Clarksburg.
211 - Reggie Corbin, Gonzaga, on 14 carries for 1 TD in 31-14 win over Centreville.
176 - Dominyck Sims, Wheaton, on 30 carries in 35-0 loss to Seneca Valley.
162 - Alex Fehlinger, Richard Montgomery, on 31 carries for 2 TDs in 46-33 loss against Rockville.
128 - Noah Reimers, Tuscarora, on 23 carries for 3 TDs in 41-7 win over Woodgrove.
125 - Charlie Clewis, Woodgrove, on 29 carries in 41-7 loss to Tuscarora.
115 - Tayvon Brown, Yorktown, on 8 carries for 2 TDs in 45-13 win over Langley.
104 - Evan Gray, Westfield, on 6 carries for 1 TD in 56-7 win over South Lakes.
|SEP. 11, 2014- THE WASHINGTON POST.COM
New casts lead H.D. Woodson, Yorktown football into intriguing matchup
For a good chunk of the last three years, both Yorktown and No. 19 H.D. Woodson have had their identity and success greatly defined by one player.
All-Met running back and safety M.J. Stewart ran for more than 5,000
yards and 76 touchdowns to carry Yorktown to three conference titles and
several deep playoff runs. Likewise, the Warriors watched two-time
All-Met D’Andre Payne excel in just about every phase of the game,
resulting in a sweep of the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association
and D.C. State Athletic Association Class AA championships last year.
departure for college competition at North Carolina and Tennessee,
respectively, brings both uncertainty to the current season and intrigue
to Friday’s contest when Yorktown and H.D. Woodson meet in Arlington.
“Being in the post-M.J. era, so to speak, is different
because M.J. was huge for us. But we have to challenge ourselves and
make sure that doesn’t define us,” Yorktown first-year starting
quarterback Joe McBride said. “If we let that be our focus, it’s going to be a long season.”
the Patriots lack in star power they made up for with power in numbers
during a 45-13 win against Langley that left Coach Bruce Hanson
“pleasantly surprised.” Four different players scored during a 28-point
second quarter to spark the Patriots, including McBride (12-for-16 for
152 yards) and running back Tayvon Brown (eight carries for 115 yards).
This Friday, however, the Patriots may need to shore up
their offense a bit earlier in the game against a Woodson team fueled by
speed and big plays. After a tough loss to West Virginia power
Martinsburg that featured more than 200 yards in penalties and resulted in a suspension for Coach Steve Scott, the Warriors rode their wealth of athleticism to a shutout win last week against Theodore Roosevelt.
Offensively, senior quarterback Rashad Cooper
will demand lots of attention due to his dual-threat ability, leading
the Patriots to focus on containment and proper tackling during practice
this week. On defense, Scott said his unit must work to dictate the
tempo against Yorktown’s deliberate offense by getting behind the line
to rush McBride.
“It’s good to measure ourselves against
different teams to challenge ourselves,” Cooper said. “A lot of people
say we won’t be as good because we lost [Payne] and [running back Jai
Carson]. Those are big shoes to fill, but we can’t live off last year.
We’ve got to make our own mark.”
|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.