|P.K. Kier 145 yards and 3 td's. James Murphy|
The Millbrook Pioneers (2-1) made a valiant comeback as they defeated the Clarke County Eagles (1-1) 20-14 at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium in Berryville.
Pioneer running back P.K. Kier scored three touchdowns for the Pioneers on runs of 10, 17 and 1. Kier had 145 yards on 25 carries.
Pioneer quarterback Mark Paxton was 3 of 3 for 48 yards.
Eagle quarterback Jordon Turner was 13 of 24 for 124 yards, including a 10 yard touchdown pass to Brett McDonald. Turner rushed 14 times for 36 yards.
Hunter Rogers rushed for 94 yards on 18 carries including a 1 yard touchdown run.
The win snapped Clarke's 23 game regular season winning streak. The Eagles last regular season loss came at the hands of Manassas Park when the Cougars defeated the Eagles 40-28 on October 19, 2012. A bid for a third consecutive undefeated regular fell short.
"Our kids aren't used to losing, it's disappointing but I'm proud of how our kids played tonight." Eagles Coach Chris Parker said.
The James Wood Colonels (2-1) put 39 points on the board in the first half cruising to a 52-34 victory over the Warren County Wildcats (1-1).
Colonel running back Tyler Bishop rambled for 311 yards on 19 carries and scored 5 touchdowns. Bishop scored on runs of 31, 5, 3, 91, and 14 yards.
Quarterback Dade Carroll went 8 of 9 for 124 yards and three touchdown passes for the Colonels. Carroll hit Dillon Manuel on passes of 27 and 31 yards and Ryan Bearer for a 3 yard strike.
Wildcat quarterback Robert Rutherford was 12 of 23 for 206 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 69 yard pass to his brother Joseph and a 15 yard touchdown to Cameron Ford. Rutherford also scored on a 7 yard touchdown run.
Joseph Rutherford rushed for 91 yards on 12 carrieds including a 63 yard touchdown run.
The Sherando Warriors (3-0) shutout the Washington WV, Patriots (1-2) 28-0 in convincing fashion.
In three games the Warriors have outscored opponents 84- 21 and have positioned themselves as the team to beat in the Northern Shenandoah Valley with quality wins over Louisa County and Martinsburg, WV.
Warrior senior Dylan Rivers accounted for all four scores, going in twice on runs of 1 and 6 yards and twice on the end of Patrick Minteer touchdown passes of 37 and 95 yards. Rivers ended up with 143 yards receiving on 4 receptions.
Patrick Minteer was 5 of 6 for 178 yards with 2 touchdowns for Sherando, while Warrior running back Cordell Peterson had 133 yards on 23 carries.
Patriot quarterback Chase Maccubin 13 of 33 for 179 yards. Gavin Maccubin led the Patriots in receptions with 8 receptions for 110 yards.
The Sherando defense held the Patriots to minus 33 yards on 18 carries.
The Handley Judges (0-3) started off strong but fell to the Fauquier Falcons (2-1) in a rare day game played Friday afternoon at the Handley Bowl 39-14. The Judges took a 14-3 lead into the locker room at halftime but yielded 36 unanswered points in the second half to the Falcons.
Falcon quarterback Merritt Railey rushed for 147 yards and scored twice on runs of 68 and 22. Railey also kicked two field goals of 26 and 37 yards along with 2 point after kicks.
Falcon running back Keion Lewis had 53 yards on 10 carries scoring on runs of 14 and 18.
Handley quarterback Matthew Elliot was 5 of 13 for 57 yards and was picked twice by the Falcons.
Handley running back Quay Pannell rushed for 76 yards on 12 carries including a 2 yard touchdown run.
The Judges got their other score on a turnover as Dolan Delaney scored on a 16 yard fumble recovery.
In the battle for Ram Supremecy The Strasburg Rams (3-0) remained undefeated as they won at home against the visiting Riverside Rams (0-3) 27-6. Riverside hails from Leesburg and is in their first VHSL season.
Strasburg back Justin Carr rushed for 137 yards on 12 carries and scored 3 touchdowns on runs of 1, 7 and 42.
Other area games included:
Brentsville District 27 Skyline 14
East Rockingham 56 Madison County 20
Page County 40 Rappahannock County 25
Parry McCluer 34 Stonewall Jackson (Q) 12
Jefferson, WV 41 Mussleman, WV 26
Friday September 18
Strasburg at James Wood 7:00PM
Eastern View at Sherando 7:00PM
Millbrook at Kettle Run 7:00PM
Warren County at Brentsville District 7:00PM
Skyline at Manassas Park 7:00PM
Turner Ashby at Central 7:30PM
Hedgesville, WV at Jefferson, WV 7:00PM
Washington, WV at Morgantown, WV 7:00PM
Saturday September 19
Clarke County at Handley 1:00PM
Fredericksburg Christian at Randolph-Macon 12:00PM