The “Week In Review” is back, updating you on how Virginia Tech’s class of 2014 recruits are performing on the gridiron this season. Playoff time is here for some Hokie recruits, including quarterback Andrew Ford , who guides a 9-1 Cedar Cliff (PA) squad into a District 3 playoff matchup this Friday night. WR Cam Phillips and his DeMatha Catholic (MD) take the field in postseason action as well this week, facing off against arch-rival Good Counsel in the first round of the WCAC postseason tournament. Read more on Ford and Phillips and the rest of those high school seniors committed to the Hokies in this latest “Week In Review.”
– Wide receiver Jaylen Bradshaw had three receptions for 89 yards in Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith’s 35-0 win over Great Bridge. The Tigers remain undefeated (9-0) and just one regular season game remains before playoff time.
– Brunswick (Lawrenceville, VA) claimed its seventh straight victory last week, this time defeating Surry County by a score of 36-6. TE/DL Xavier Burke looks to help his teammates close out the 2013 regular season with eight straight victories when the Bulldogs take on Greensville County this week.
Since a 49-42 loss in week 2 to Liberty Christian Academy, Brunswick has dominated, averaging 41 points per game while surrendering only 4.9 points per game in a 7-game stretch.
– Terrell Edmunds had 22 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown as Dan River (Ringgold, VA) defeated Gretna, 27-6. Edmunds added a 23-yard touchdown pass to younger brother Tremaine in the win. Terrell has committed to Virginia Tech while Tremaine, a junior tight end/outside linebacker, has been offered by the Hokies.
Dan River (8-2) has completed its regular season and is currently the no. 4 seed in Region 2A West rankings. The Wildcats will be in the playoffs.
– QB Andrew Ford passed for 286 yards and four touchdowns as Cedar Cliff (Camp Hill, PA) edged out Mechanicsburg in a shootout, 45-35. Cedar Cliff finishes the 2013 regular season with a 9-1 record and a share of the Mid-Penn Keystone title. It’s playoff time now for the Colts, who host Penn Manor in the District 3 playoffs this week.
– Kathleen (Lakeland, FL) captured the Class 7A, District 5 championship after beating Lakeland, 24-3. This was the first time the Red Devils (8-1) had defeated Lakeland in 20 years. Dynamic athlete Javon Harrison , a VT recruit, totaled 96 yards of offense (73 receiving, 23 rushing) and had a receiving touchdown in the win.
– Kendrick Holland hauled in a 23-yard touchdown reception as Winter Haven (FL) rolled over Lake Region, 39-7. The Blue Devils improve to 7-2 and host Auburndale this week in their regular season finale. Already the 2013 Class 6A, District 11 champions, Winter Haven has earned a playoff spot.
– QB Travon McMillian returned from a hamstring injury to lead Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) to a 44-0 win over Potomac. McMillian, who is not yet fully recovered from the injury, had 120 yards rushing with two touchdowns and 48 yards passing in victory. The Bulldogs (8-1) meet a 7-2 Forest Park squad this week to finish the regular season.
– Massaponax (Fredericksburg, VA) enjoyed a bye this past weekend. Whether or not VT-bound defensive end Vinny Mihota , who is recovering from a foot injury suffered early on in the year, will play in the Panthers’ (9-0) regular season finale against Brooke Point is unclear, though that was the hope of head coach Eric Ludden.
– L.C. Bird (Chesterfield, VA), which features Virginia Tech cornerback/wide receiver recruit Shawn Payne , handled Clover Hill by a score of 73-7. I spoke briefly this past weekend with Skyhawks (9-0) head coach David Bedwell, who said the 6’3″ Payne has had a solid season but has been slowed by some nagging injuries.
– Wide receiver Cam Phillips had three catches for 68 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown reception, as DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) defeated Archbishop Carroll, 27-6. The Stags (9-1) are 2013 WCAC regular season champions and face rival Good Counsel this week in the semifinals of the WCAC postseason tournament.
– Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) saw its winning streak come to an end last week when it dropped a 21-0 decision to a talented and unbeaten Dinwiddie squad. VT safety recruit CJ Reavis and the Knights (6-3) look to close out the regular season with a win at Matoaca this week. The Warriors feature junior wide receiver Trevion Armstrong , who has earned scholarship offers from JMU, ODU, and Pitt.
– PK Michael Santamaria booted four extra points in Athens Academy’s (Athens, GA) 28-7 win over Hebron Christian. Athens Academy (6-3) travels to Athens Christian for its regular season finale this week.
– Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA) cruised to a 42-17 win over Osbourn Park, concluding the regular season with a 6-4 record. VT-bound Greg Stroman was outstanding, totaling 307 yards (205 passing, 102 rushing) and four touchdowns (3 pass, 1 rush) in the win. The Raiders finish the regular season at 6-4 and are currently the no. 13 seed in the 6A North playoffs. The top 16 seeds in the region make the playoffs.
– Bethel (Hampton, VA), which features future Hokie defensive tackle Ricky Walker , lost big in an important game against Hampton, 38-0. The loss leaves the Bruins (5-5) on the outside of the 6A South playoff race. With no regular season games remaining, the Bruins will need help to make the postseason.
– RB Marshawn Williams rushed for two touchdowns as Phoebus (Hampton, VA) took care of Kecoughtan, 23-6. The Phantoms (9-1) now look forward to postseason play.
VT’s “FAB FIVE” OL RECRUITS
– Eric Gallo , Council Rock South (Holland, PA)
Council Rock South lost to rival Council Rock North, 31-21. The season is over for the Golden Hawks (2-8), and Gallo now turns his attention to his future at Virginia Tech.
– Billy Ray Mitchell , Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.)
After suffering two straight losses the Paladins scored a 41-14 win over Friendship Collegiate of Washington (D.C.). Paramus Catholic is 6-2 heading into this week’s matchup against Bergen Catholic.
– Colt Pettit , Patrick Henry (Deshler, OH)
Patrick Henry lost to Wauseon last week to finish the regular season with a 6-3 record.
– Tyrell Smith , Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
Don Bosco Prep captured a 23-17 win over Bergen Catholic last week, improving its overall record to 4-3. The Ironmen have won three straight heading into this week’s contest against Hackensack.
– Brady Taylor of Bishop Ready (Columbus, OH)
After dominating its way to a 9-0 record, Bishop Ready lost a 21-14 decision to Bishop Hartley last week. A 9-1 record is good enough to make the playoffs, though, and the Silver Knights face Oak Hill in the first round of the OHSAA Division VI playoffs this Friday night.
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