Ma­toaca crushes Colo­nial Heights for first win

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Gage Sim­mons took the open­ing kick­off 85 yards to the end zone, Mar­cus Dre­her threw three touch­down passes, and Ma­toaca cel­e­brated its home­com­ing with its first win of the sea­son, a 38-14 romp over Colo­nial Heights on Fri­day.

Af­ter Colo­nial Heights’ De­shaun Lilly tied the score at 7-7 with a 16-yard run in the first quar­ter, Michael Har­ris knocked in a 25-yard field goal to put the War­riors back on top 10-7, and they never looked back.

Sim­mons helped Ma­toaca (1-6) ex­tend its lead to 17-7 with a 35-yard touch­down catch from Dre­her, who later closed the door on Colo­nial Heights with two touch­down passes in the fourth quar­ter to Ja­cob Cole­man.

Lilly added a 50-yard fum­ble re­turn for a touch­down in the third quar­ter for the Colo­nials (2-5).

In ad­di­tion to the win be­ing Ma­toaca’s first of the sea­son, it was also the first win for first-year coach Jay Parker.

Colo­nial Heights 7 0 7 0 — 14 Ma­toaca 10 7 7 14 — 38

MAT—Sim­mons 85 kick­off re­turn (Har­ris kick)

CHTS—Lilly 16 run (McA­dams kick) MAT—FG Har­ris 25

MAT—Sim­mons 35 pass from Dre­her (Har­ris kick)

CHTS—Lilly 50 yard fum­ble re­turn (McA­dams kick)

MAT—Jones 30 run (Har­ris kick) MAT—Ja. Cole­man 26 pass from Dre­her (Har­ris kick)

MAT—Ja. Cole­man 28 pass from Dre­her (Har­ris kick)

THOMAS DALE 28, PETERS­BURG 24

Chris Tyree's 25 car­ries for 173 yards and two touch­downs boosted the Knights over the Crim­son Wave. Tyree broke free for a 50-yard run to score the first points of the game, and Wil­liams fol­lowed with a 1-yard run as Thomas Dale jumped to a 14-0 lead af­ter the first quar­ter.

Peters­burg an­swered with a 22-point sec­ond quar­ter that fea­tured two touch­down runs from Bran­don Harvell, who fin­ished with 98 yards rush­ing on 16 car­ries. Thomas Dale could not find the end zone in the sec­ond or third quar­ter, but Christo­pher Kuda kept the Knights within strik­ing dis­tance with field goals of 24 and 35 yards. Tyree re­claimed the lead for the Knights with a 6-yard touch­down run in the fourth quar­ter.

Peters­burg 0 22 0 2 — 24 Thomas Dale 14 3 3 8 — 28

TD—Tyree 50 run (Rice kick) TD—Wil­liams 1 run (Rice kick) PETE—Bai­ley 40 pass from Scott (con­ver­sion good)

PETE—Harvell 24 run (con­ver­sion good)

TD—FG Kuda 24

PETE—Harvell 2 run (con­ver­sion failed)

TD—FG Kuda 35

TD—Tyree 6 run (con­ver­sion good) PETE—Safety

MONACAN 27, COSBY 13

Stone Sny­der's 218 pass­ing yards and three touch­down passes helped the vis­it­ing Chiefs beat the Ti­tans.

The Chiefs (6-1) struck first with a 37-yard touch­down strike from Sny­der to Juan Branch.

The Ti­tans (4-3) an­swered with a 12-yard strike from Ja­cob Stamm to Gage Bradley. Both sides missed their ex­tra point at­tempts, leav­ing the score 6-6.

With a 13-6 lead com­ing out of half­time, Sny­der recorded his third touch­down on a short pass to Kyjuan Pet­tus that he took 55 yards to the end zone.

Tay­lor sealed the game with a 20-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn for a touch­down.

Sny­der added 140 yards on the ground on 27 car­ries.

Monacan 6 7 6 8 — 27 Cosby 6 0 7 0 — 13

MON—Branch 37 pass from Sny­der (kick failed)

COS—Bradley 12 pass from Stamm (kick failed)

MON—Green 5 pass from Sny­der (Wells kick)

MON—Pet­tus 55 pass from Sny­der (run failed)

COS—Stamm 10 run (Lowe kick) MON—Green 20 in­ter­cep­tion re­turn (Sny­der run)

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