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Brookville’s Tanner Bernard threw for 565 yards and three touchdowns as the Bees outgunned Waynesboro, 41 13 in non district football action at Waynesboro High School Friday night.
“[Brookville’s] a good team and [Bernard] can throw,” Little Giants coach Derek McDaniel said after the game.
Waynesboro kept things close in the first half, taking a quick 6 0 lead on a DaJuan Moore touchdown with 8:11 left in the first quarter. And Dayvon Young picked off his first of two inter ceptions on the first Brookville drive, but a holding penalty stalled out the next Little Giant drive.
It was all Brookville after that.
Bernard engineered a 10 play, 80 yard drive that ate up most of the clock. Dre Carter’s five yard plunge and Chris Cline’s point after kick gave the Bees a 21 13 lead.
Holding Waynesboro to a three and out on the next drive, Brookville took advantage of a bad Waynesboro snap on fourth down and took over at the hosts’ 15 yard line. Cline connected on a 26 yard field goal with 18 seconds left in the half as the momentum turned and the Bees grabbed a 24 13 halftime lead.
Brookville (2 0, 0 0 Seminole District) racked up 782 yards of total offense to just 239 for the Little Giants. Carter led the Bees with 80 yards on nine carries and he scored two touchdowns. Bernard finished by hitting 12 of his 20 passes. He also had two interceptions.
In Bedford, Taylor Carson piled up 228 yards and rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Minutemen past the Blue Demons.
Carson had scoring runs of 9, 10 and 4 yards and Liberty improved to 2 0 on the season. Jona than Gass caught a 39 yard TD pass from Drake Shaeffer to give Liberty a 21 0 lead at the half. It was Shaeffer’s only pass of the night.
In Charlottesville, Covenant’s first year head coach Seth Wilson took another step in the right direction with the victory over Virginia Episcopal School to move to a perfect 3 0 record a third of the way through the 2017 campaign.
Covenant’s new skipper saw offensive production across the board for the third week in a row highlighted by a dominant four touchdown third quarter from Orange County transfer senior fullback Donavan Jackson while the Eagle defense in the second half blanked the visiting Bishops (0 1), who have now dropped 14 straight games dating back to October of 2015.
VES looked to strike first. A 65 yard pass to Will Twadell set up the Bishops with an early trip to the red zone, but Covenant freshman safety Jonas Sanker broke up a fourth down pass to end the threat. On the very next play, TCS quarterback John Huemme found the elder Sanker Jonas’ older brother Nic for an 85 yard score to put the Eagles up 6 0 less than three minutes into the contest.
VES running back Aaron Staggers put the Bishops on the board early in the second quarter af ter a blocked punt deep in Covenant territory gave them the ball inside the 10, and a John Sprock two point run cut the lead to 13 8.
Virginia Episcopal got to within three at the half, as Nana Kofi Obeng Mensa rushed one in from 17 yards out and Sprock fell on his own fumble in the end zone on the two point try to make it 19 16 with 5:10 left in the second quarter.
The third quarter belonged to Jackson. On just five carries in the third, the 6 foot, 205 pounder steamrolled past, over and through defenders for 164 yards and four scores to give the Eagles a 48 16 lead and a running clock for the final 12 minutes.
William Campbell 53, Patrick County 7
In Naruna, Josh Rosser threw for five touchdowns, rushed for two more an added a pick six as the Generals dismantled the Cougars.
Rosser completed 11 of his 12 pass attempts for 260 yards. Tyler Easley has TD catches of 74 and 25 yards, Nikia Peerman pulled scoring strikes of 16 and 34 yards and Pierre West had a15 yard score from Rosser. Rosser had TD runs of 46 and 23 yards and he put the exclamation point on his big night by returning an interception 37 yards. He finished with 116 yards on the ground on just six carries.
William Campbell (3 0) held a 431 179 advantage in total yards over the winless Cougars.
In Martinsburg, West Virginia, despite running just six plays in the second quarter, Martins burg led 17 3 at the half and cruised past the Bulldogs, who are still looking for their first win over the season.
LCA took an early possession to the Martinsburg 8. But on second down, QB Rylan Stamn was intercepted in the end zone and Teddy Marshall returned the pick 100 yards. The Bulldogs (0 2) did score on their next possession, converting a fourth down that led to 38 yard field goal by Noah Goldsmith.