Daily Press (Sunday)

Blue Ridge hands Norfolk Academy first loss of season


Charlottes­ville-area Blue Ridge handed Norfolk Academy its first defeat of the season, beating the visiting Bulldogs 33-20 Saturday.

D’Myo Hunter caught touchdown passes of 85 and 20 yards for the Barons (6-1), who are No. 1 in the Virginia Independen­t Schools Athletic Associatio­n Division II rankings. The Bulldogs (7-1) are second in Division I and No. 9 in the 757Teamz Top 15 of all Hampton Roads schools.

Paul Kloberdanz threw three TD passes for Blue Ridge, which surged to a 33-7 lead after three quarters before allowing two TDs

in the fourth.

No. 2 Phoebus posts seventh shutout:

The Phantoms (9-0, 8-0) beat No. 15 Menchville 35-0 at Todd Stadium for their seventh shutout of the season, setting up next week’s showdown against fellow unbeaten Warwick for the Peninsula District championsh­ip.

Bethel dominates: The Bruins beat Denbigh 38-7 at Todd Stadium, grabbing a 28-0 halftime lead and coasting to a Peninsula District triumph.

Coach Tracey Parker’s Bruins, who earned their fifth victory. are trying to make the Class 5 Region B playoffs. The Patriots fell to 0-8 in their first year of coach Tommy Reamon’s rebuilding project.

No. 13 Granby spoils Norcom’s homecoming: The Comets (6-2) overcame the Greyhounds 13-12 in Portsmouth, dropping Norcom to 3-5. The teams combined for more than 200 yards in penalties.

Taevon Ricks ran for a 3-yard go-ahead touchdown with 5:56 to go, putting the Comets ahead. It capped a seven-play, 39-yard drive, and Granby’s defense withstood Norcom’s final two possession­s.

Granby’s Christian Post threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Eamon Cuffee in the first quarter. The point-after kick for a 7-0 lead eventually proved critical.

Frederico Staton Jr. intercepte­d two passes for Norcom, and Nakeem Sholtz-Jones’ 2-yard run and Matthew Outten’s 72-yard burst accounted for the Greyhounds’ TDs. but they failed to convert a two-point try both times.

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