Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sweet's season ends on sour note

By Michael "Moe" Murphy
Clarke County Sports

Woodgrove running back Josh Sweet's 2012 season
ended last night at Raider field. Sweet left in the first half
with a shoulder injury.  photo by Moe Murphy C.C.S.
BLUEMONT, VA- (Nov.10, 2012)  One of the Washington metro area leading rusher's season came to an abrupt end last night as the Virginia High School League football playoffs started.

Woodgrove junior running back Joshua Sweet was injured in the first half of the Wolverines 36-7 loss to the Loudoun County Raiders at Raider Field in Leesburg. Sweet left the game with a separated shoulder and did not return.

Sweet rushed for 4 carries gaining 17 yards to end his season with 1,727 yards on 252 carries with 25 touchdowns.

Following this weekend's playoff games Sweet ranks 3rd in rushing yardage in the Washington Post's All Met Leader standings behind Northwestern's Darius Victor (1,787) and Robinson's Joe Wilson (2,358).

Josh Sweet ran for 297 yards and 6 touchdowns against
Potomac Falls this season. Photo by Moe Murphy C.C.S.

Sweet ranks 4th in touchdowns with 25, and trails only Chase Powell, Wise (26), Darius Victor, Northwestern (26) and Joe Wilson, Robinson (32).

Sweet's 252 carries ranks 3rd behind Philip Mun, Langley (275) and Joe Wilson, Robinson (336).

Sweet rushed for over 200 yards 3 times and had his best game in week 3 against Potomac Falls, carrying the ball 32 times for 297 yards and 6 touchdowns to pace the Wolverines.

The other 2 coming against Dominion, 32 carries for 253 yards and 3 scores, and a 5 touchdown game against Heritage with 212 yards on 32 carries.

Sweet's biggest game, however came last week when the Wolverines defeated the Loudoun Valley Vikings in the "Battle for the Ville".

After senior quarterback Tucker Coil left in the first quarter with a broken leg, Sweet shouldered the load and helped lead the Wolverines to a win scoring the winning touchdown with 37 seconds to go.

Sweet will no doubt go into next season as one of the DC Metro area's top backs and will do his part to lead the Wolverines back to the playoffs.

Josh Sweets game by game statistics can be found at the following link. Josh Sweet 2012 Stats

Woodgrove running back Josh Sweet is consoled by team mate Blayne Mutschler at Raider Field after Sweet left the gamewith a shoulder injury. The Wolverines lost 36-7 ending Sweet's season.                                                     Photo by Moe Murphy Clarke County Sports

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