Matoaca crushes Colonial Heights for first win
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)