Monday, October 15, 2018

Redskins hold off Panthers for third win

Adrian Peterson runs out of his shoe  Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
LANDOVER, Md.- The Washington Redskins held off a determined Carolina Panther team Sunday at FedEx Field capturing their third win of the season with a 27-23 victory.

The win snapped a 6 game losing streak to the Panthers, the Redskins last defeated Carolina on November 28, 2006 at FedEx Field 17-13. The Redskins  hold an 8-6 series lead.

"You're going to face adversity and we have to meet it. It was great to see our guys bounce back after a tough performance on Monday night on a short week against a very talented and very well coached Carolina Panther football team, so I'm happy," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "You know, [we're] 3-2 right now and we faced adversity throughout the game but everybody kept fighting and stayed together, stayed positive and finished the game. "

Adrian Peterson had a big day rushing for 97 yards on 17 carries, playing through pain that was evident, many of his team mates commented on how dedicated, and what a professional Peterson was.

“It’s definitely mind over matter, in a game when you usually have to bite down and put your best foot forward. Peterson said, "That’s what I did, I already had made up in my mind by Friday, ‘Hey I’m going to give it a go,’ and I know its going to be painful but it’s mind over matter and keep pressing. So that’s what I ended up doing.”

Josh Norman gets an interception   Photo by Doug Aylestock 
Josh Norman grabbed his first interception of the year, after coming under massive criticism after Monday's loss to New Orleans.

“It’s crazy. It’s fitting that, you know, that we break that little streak against them, the team that I was with. I guess we’ve got a flare for dramatics somehow." Norman said.

The Redskins will now start preparing for their biggest rival the Dallas Cowboys. The Boyz come in to FedEx Field next week and are set for a 4:25 Kick off on the Fox National Game of the Week.

Game Photo's by Doug Aylestock can be viewed at

The Skins kept Cam Newton on the run all day.                              Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
Vernon Davis takes a seat with fans after scoring in the first quarter.        Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
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This weeks CCS Locker Room Show includes: Adrian Peterson, Jordan Reed, Morgan Moses, D.J. Swearinger, and Trent Williams

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Eagles stop late comeback by Rams

Peyton Rutherford adds 3 more td's    Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles held off a strong comeback effort by the Strasburg Rams last night as the Eagles won 26-23.

Peyton Rutherford rushed for 3 touchdowns, and Colby Childs hit Danny Lyman for a touchdown pass. 

Childs was 13 of 15 for 93 yards and a TD, also rushed 8 times for 21 yards.

The Eagles(4-3, 1-1)  led 14-7 at the half, with the Rams (5-2, 1-1) taking an early second half lead after scoring and converting the two point conversion to go ahead 15-14. 

The Eagles then scored twice in the fourth quarter to take an 11 point 26-15 lead. The Rams came back with a long touchdown drive, aided by two 15 yard penalties and converted the two point play to draw within 3 at 26-23.

Kyle Baylor returns to action for the Eagles   Photo by Doug Aylestock/CCS 

After using their time outs and getting the ball deep in their own territory with just over two minutes to go, the Eagles were able to thwart the Rams on their final drive and were able to take a knee in the victory formation to capture the win.

The Eagles will finish out their 2018 home regular season schedule next week when they host the Madison County Mountaineers. Kick off 7:30PM on senior night.

Former Eagle Basketball and Football great Chandler Rhoads, now the head coach at Madison County will be honored with induction into the Clarke County High School Athletic Hall of Fame. 

The Inductions were last night, but Rhoads was unable to attend due to his coaching obligations.

The following former Eagle athletes were inducted last night. (more coverage coming). Charles Bailey, Daniel Callan, Jill Hobbs, Danielle Moyer and Joey Racer.

Please enjoy the Game of the Week, highlights, interviews, and more....

Game photo's by Doug Aylestock:

Complete gallery on Facebook  : Clarke vs Strasburg Photo's by Doug Aylestock

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Eagles fall to Falcons in Bull Run Opener

WOODSTOCK, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles traveled to Woodstock on Friday to open their 2018 Bull Run District Schedule. Central held off a valiant effort by the Eagles to grab a 35-20 win.

The Eagles trailed at halftime 14-7, capped by a 17 yard touchdown pass from Colby Childs to Trey Trenary.

After trailing 28-7 the Eagles closed the gap to 28-20 but were unable to hold off a late Falcons drive that put the game out of reach.

Rutherford had 111 yards rushing, one touchdown on the ground and a 70 yard touchdown reception.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Eagles rise to the challenge, comeback against Wildcats

Peyton Rutherford grinds out yardage in the Eagles 31-29 win over Warren County  Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
PURCELLVILLE, Va.-  Eagles head coach Chris Parker challenged some of his players at halftime to step up their game against Warren County last Friday night. The Eagles did just that, scoring 24 unanswered points in a thrilling 31-29 comeback win that was capped by the Eagles defense stopping the two point conversion that would have tied the game with 17 seconds to go.

"I'm very happy, they met the challenge." Parker said, "First half we were out of sequence, the second half, I'm proud of them."

Colby Childs 4 of 4 for 154 yards and a TD  Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
The Eagles scored on their opening drive to take a quick 7-0 lead, but the Wildcats came right back and tied things up before going up on the Eagles 23-7. The Eagles managed a touchdown and 31 yard Nick Bahamonde field goal to close the gap to 23-17 at the half.

Peyton Rutherford had 230 yards combined offense and three touchdowns. 140 yards rushing on 32 carries and 3 receptions for 90 yards and another score.

"Coach Parker talked to us at halftime and helped us get our heads together, and we came out in the third and fourth quarters and played our game." Rutherford said.

Danny Lyman follows Ryan Nesselerodt's blocking to advance downfield     Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS

Grayson Aylestock records a sack for the Eagles defense                                      Photo by Doug Aylestock / CCS
The win moves Clarke to 3-2 as they prepare to open their Bull Run District season this Friday as they travel to Woodstock to play the Central Falcons. The Falcons enter the game 5-0. Kickoff is at 7:30.

Doug Aylestocks game photo gallery can be viewed at the following:

Clarke Co vs Warren Co photo's by Doug Aylestock

VHSL 2A Region B Points Standings

Game Highlights and interviews can be seen below on the Clarke County Sports Game of the Week