There were two match-ups this past week in which Virginia Tech-bound recruits squared off against each other. Travon McMillian and the Hylton Bulldogs (Woodbridge, VA) roared back from a 22-0 deficit to defeat Greg Stroman and Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA), 36-22. Meanwhile, WR/DB Shawn Payne and the L.C. Bird Skyhawks (Chesterfield, VA) pulled away from CJ Reavis and rival Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) for a 35-6 victory.
Two rushing touchdowns by Stroman spurred Stonewall Jackson to the 22-0 lead. A McMillian 46-yard touchdown pass cut the deficit to 22-13 heading into halftime. The Bulldogs kept rolling in the second half, as the Tech-bound athlete recruit rushed for two scores and threw for another to get the win.
McMillian completed 6 of 11 passes on the night for 105 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He rushed 24 times for 187 yards, two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions. Stroman, who also plays quarterback but will play cornerback at Virginia Tech, went 14 for 21 passing for 124 yards and one interception. He also had 21 carries for 117 yards and two scores before leaving with a leg injury with over seven minutes left in the fourth. Based on Stroman’s Twitter account, the injury doesn’t appear to be serious.
Hylton improves to 2-0 on the season, while Stonewall Jackson falls to 1-1. Thomas Dale is 1-1 as well, while Bird is 1-0.
Bradshaw Makes Statement
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) senior wideout Jaylen Bradshaw turned in a big-time performance in last Friday night’s 42-2 romp over Lake Taylor. Motivated to show why he is a Virginia Tech recruit, Bradshaw responded with 94 yards and three touchdowns in a game that was televised by ESPNU.
It was Oscar Smith’s first regular season game of the 2013 season.
Updating The Rest Of VT’s Class of 2014
- Brunswick (Lawrenceville, VA) fell to Liberty Christian Academy by a score of 49-42. The Bulldogs (0-2) are led by Tech-bound tight end/defensive lineman Xavier Burke .
- Terrell Edmunds had 111 yards rushing including a 66-yard touchdown as Dan River (Ringgold, VA) defeated Magna Vista, 25-14. Edmunds is being recruited by Tech as a defensive back, but he sees action at QB, RB, and WR for the Wildcats.
Terrell’s younger brother, Tremaine, also came up big in the win. Don’t be surprised if the Hokies offer the 6’4″ linebacker/tight end sooner rather than later.
- Quarterback Andrew Ford tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass with less than a minute remaining in the 4th to give Cedar Cliff (Camp Hill, PA) a 30-27 win over South Western. The lefty signal caller had 253 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the victory, Cedar Cliff’s second of the 2013 season (with no losses).
Ford has 462 yards passing with six touchdowns and the one pick so far in his senior year.
- Council Rock South (Holland, PA) is 0-2 after falling to Father Judge, 31-0. OL Eric Gallo and company look to score one in the win column on Thursday, when they take on Pennridge.
- Kathleen (Lakeland, FL) dropped a 14-10 decision to The First Academy to fall to 1-1 on the season. Tech recruit Javon Harrison , a player with potential at receiver and cornerback, had a 6-yard touchdown run in a losing effort. He had a 91-yard kick-off return for a score in the previous week’s win over Centennial.
- Massaponax (Fredericksburg, VA) defeated Albemarle, 35-14, to improve to 2-0. The Panthers meet Virginia-bound OL Steven Moss and Chancellor on Friday night, but they will be without Virginia Tech recruit Vinny Mihota , who is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a broken bone in his left foot.
- Patrick Henry (Deshler, OH) blew away Swanton, 60-13, for its first win of the season. OL Colt Pettit and company are now 1-1 on the year.
- DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD), featuring speedy wide receiver Cam Phillips , downed Phoebus (Hampton, VA) and Godby (FL) for a 2-0 start to the 2013 season. The Stags dropped one this past week, though, falling to St. Joseph on Montvale (N.J.) by a score of 42-14.
- PK Michael Santamaria booted a 35-yard field but Athens Academy (Athens, GA) lost big. Athens is 1-1 on the season.
- Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), which is led by Tech-bound offensive lineman Tyrell Smith , shutout St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia, 42-0, in its season opener. Mission Viejo of California is up next for the Ironmen.
- OL Brady Taylor has helped Bishop Ready (Columbus, OH) to a 2-0 start to the season. Bishop Ready soundly defeated Columbus Academy this past week, 35-7.
- RB Marshawn Williams and the Phoebus Phantoms (Hampton, VA) enjoyed a bye week. The team is 1-1 on the season.