Daily Press (Sunday)

Green Run improves to 8-0, thumps Salem

- Staff reports

Quran Reames-Jones scored two touchdowns on a rainy Senior Night for unbeaten Green Run as the No. 3 Stallions ran past Salem 54-7 on Friday night in Virginia Beach.

Green Run (8-0), which leads Class 5 Region A’s power ratings, got 102 yards on 10 carries and 29 yards on two catches from Reames-Jones. K’Saan Farrar was 13 of 17 for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

Reames-Jones ran for a 25-yard touchdown one play after a bad snap prevented Salem from getting off a punt. Keylen Adams caught an 8-yard touchdown pass to cap a 73-yard drive, and Jack Brereton’s second point-after gave the Stallions a 14-0 lead.

The SunDevils (4-4) drove to the Green Run 20, but Green Run defender Milton Ferguson scooped up a Zacari Rogers fumble at the 10 on a sideline and ran 90 yards for a touchdown. Rogers rushed for 48 yards on 18 carries.

Salem’s only TD came in the second quarter on Fabian Wells’ 1-yard run, but Jayden Anderson and Emmanual Taylor of Green Run scored on the Stallions’ first two possession­s of the third quarter.

After a safety, Reames-Jones took the free kick 70 yards into the end zone.

— Reported by Charlie Baumgardne­r

Churchland fights off LakeTaylor:

Churchland scored two touchdowns in 59 seconds early in the fourth quarter as the 12th-ranked Truckers overcame Lake Taylor 36-24 in Portsmouth.

Dontavius Booker ran for 175 yards and two TDs on 25 carries for Churchland (6-2). Lake Taylor’s Jamir “Sporty” Freeman ran for a 52-yard touchdown and returned a kickoff 89 yards to the end zone.

With rain intensifyi­ng and the Titans ahead 24-20, Booker capped a four-play drive by scoring the go-ahead touchdown on a 16-yard run on the fourth quarter’s first play. He added two points with a conversion run for a 28-24 lead.

On the second play of the ensuing drive, Churchland defender Jesse Fox picked up a Freeman fumble and ran 52 yards to the end zone, scoring what proved to be the clinching touchdown.

Earlier, Kingston Hall scored on a 79-yard punt return for Churchland, but Deshawn Cuffee and Darian McKenzie answered with touchdown runs for Lake Taylor (3-5) late in the third quarter.

— Reported by Gary Lassiter

Moore, defensive TDs drive Indian River: Ravon Moore rushed for 58 yards and two scores, and three defensive players had touchdowns as No. 11 Indian River thumped crosstown rival Western Branch 43-6 on the Braves’ homecoming night in Chesapeake.

Trey Voskanyan picked off Bruins quarterbac­k Derrick Cook and returned it 35 yards to put Indian River up 21-0 with a little more than five minutes remaining in the second quarter, while Jordan Harris and Kamil Mason scored on fourth-quarter fumble-recovery returns of 17 and 12 yards, respective­ly.

“We had a good week of preparing leading up to the game,” Braves coach Brandon Carr said. “If we prepare right, we can do these types of things and get a lot of different players involved.”

Malachi Hinton led Indian River with 124 rushing yards and a touchdown. Kekoa Benavente chipped in with another 40 yards for the Braves, who finished with 217 rushing yards.

“We have three really good running backs, and the plan is to always get them involved,” Carr said. “We’re very fortunate to have all three.”

Ky’Nique Baines had the lone highlight for the Bruins, dashing in for a 57-yard run early in the fourth quarter. They finished with 88 yards of offense.

— Darrell Cuenca

#757Teamz MVP

Running back JaVon Ford II of King’s Fork bulldozed his way to the night’s top honor. He rushed 44 times for 239 yards and all three of the fifth-ranked Bulldogs’ touchdowns as they defeated No. 7 Oscar Smith 21-19 in Suffolk.

“I would do anything for my family,” the junior star told writer Larry Rubama. “You got to do what you got to do to get the win. I just did it for the city and my teammates.”

Warhill races to BRD victory:

The sixth-ranked Lions (8-0) continued their seeming march to their first outright Bay Rivers District championsh­ip, winning a 63-26 shootout at Smithfield. The Packers trailed just 21-19 after a wild first quarter.

Jadyn McAdoo rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns. Liam Francisque threw for 267 yards, including a touchdown to Ta’vyion Blockett, and ran for 126. Warhill lineman Gustavo Facundo-Bacelar lined up in the backfield and scored a 3-yard TD.

Heritage beats another foe:

After last week’s confidence-building domination of Bethel, the Hurricanes (3-5) continued to work their way back into playoff contention with a 47-19 victory over Gloucester at Todd Stadium.

Tyree Wilson ran for three touchdowns, while Derrick Gurley Jr. threw touchdown passes to Sean McCallum and Zack Ray. Rayshawn Malone scored two rushing touchdowns and Jordan Cunningham had one. Charles Lyons intercepte­d a pass, and Jakari Knight had two sacks.

Bayside blanks Ocean Lakes:

The Marlins overcame the Dolphins 6-0 as Kam Kirby completed a screen pass to Halim Hardnett for a 35-yard touchdown, leaving both teams 4-5. Hardnett and Martrez Chavious-Fenner intercepte­d passes for Bayside.

Extra points

Jacob Rojas threw for four touchdowns and ran for two to help Tallwood roll to a 60-20 victory at Princess Anne. Nate Getz scored two TDs for the Lions. PA’s Christian Francis completed two TD passes.

Gage Trefry ran for the game’s first three TDs to help Cox (6-2) beat neighborho­od rival First Colonial 31-11. It was the Falcons’ 16th victory in 21 tries against the Patriots since 2003. Cox secured its 14th winning season over the last 16.

Isaiah Rambert’s 37-yard intercepti­on return for a touchdown proved decisive as Landstown beat Kellam 14-7.

No. 1 Maury, which had averaged 72 points in the previous four games, went even further as the unbeaten Commodores dusted Norview 85-0.

Alkendric Overton threw four first-half touchdown passes as No. 10 Nansemond River cruised past Grassfield 43-12.

Deep Creek beat Great Bridge 21-7 as Hunter Barnes had 205 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. The Hornets’ defense forced five turnovers.

Hickory shut out winless Lakeland 35-0, giving the Hawks their second victory.

A late field goal sent Grafton past Tabb 16-13 in a rivalry game at Bailey Field.

Baker Green had a punt return of 55 yards and a kickoff return of 95 yards, both for TDs, as Poquoson dispatched New Kent 54-3.

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy romped to a 44-0 Tidewater Conference triumph over Norfolk Christian.

Catholic’s trip to Charlottes­ville resulted in a 45-0 loss to St. Anne’s-Belfield.

Tucker Basnight carried seven times for 85 yards and two touchdowns as Greenbrier Christian Academy cruised past Quantico of Northern Virginia 47-0. The Gators scored 40 first-half points and had seven sacks, including two by Matthew Downes.

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