AAA Cedar Run
Osbourn stays undefeated by holding off Battlefield
Saturday, October 16, 2010
There have been times this season when the "OHS" on the Osbourn High School football field has begged for another "O" to be placed at the beginning, given how senior quarterback Dominique Terrell has provided so many oohs and ahhs for the Eagles this season.
But early on Friday night in a 24-21 home win over Battlefield that served as the presumed Virginia AAA Cedar Run District championship, Terrell was as much uh-oh as ooh, coughing up a fumble on his team's first offensive play and later throwing an interception at the goal line, both of which yielded Battlefield touchdowns.
As usual, though, Terrell found a way. On a blustery night, he racked up 206 rushing yards, 132 passing yards, with touchdowns on the ground and through the air, to keep No. 3 Osbourn (8-0, 2-0) unbeaten. Battlefield, the three-time defending Cedar Run champion, suffered its first district loss in 20 games.
"At first, I was frustrated, and when we got into halftime, we were down," said Terrell, whose team trailed, 14-9, at halftime in part due to his two turnovers. "Coach [Steve] Schultze talked to me about composure and stuff.
"I came into my senior year and said I wasn't going to lose any games, and right now we haven't lost any games. So I'm sticking to my senior plan."
A 60-yard run by Terrell fueled a touchdown drive on the opening possession of the second half. Later in the third period, senior Lucky Whitehead made a leaping catch of a 34-yard toss by Terrell in the front left corner of the end zone to make it 24-14.
Taking advantage of a short punt that set them up at the Osbourn 33-yard line, the Bobcats (5-2, 0-1) needed 11 plays to pull to within 24-21 midway through the fourth quarter. Their next possession started at the Osbourn 42 but ended with a punt, and the Eagles drained the final 4 minutes 47 seconds, thanks to a 22-yard pass on third down that Whitehead hauled in between two defenders.