Fauquier and Osbourn Park won football games this week to remain undefeated and keep pace with Courtland. The Cougars routed Woodbridge for their 26th victory in their last 27 games leaving three teams atop the Commonwealth District. In Bull Run District action, Strasburg's girls basketball team continues to roll and George Mason's boys soccer team rolled over Rappahanock to up their record to x-x. Football
Courtland continued its dominance of the Commonwealth District by manhandling Woodbridge, 34-7. Courtland has yet to lose a district game, winning 11 in a row over two seasons. The Cougars offensive line pushed Woodbridge's defense all over the field and enabled the runners to gain 280 yards on 59 attempts. The line of left tackle William McLaughlin (6-foot-2, 269 pounds), left guard Bill Pearman (5-10, 197), center Charles Chalfant (6-3, 195), right guard Todd Cook (6-0, 245), right tackle Dale Luton (6-2, 217) and tight end John Morley (6-2, 231) helped running backs Rondell Banks and Brian Culley each gain over 100 yards.
Two other teams maintained spotless records in the Commonwealth. Osbourn Park needed an overtime period to defeat winless North Stafford, 21-14. David Kren scored on the first play of the overtime. The Yellow Jackets face Stafford this week before meeting Woodbridge, Fauquier, Potomac and Courtland on succesive weeks.
Fauquier upped it record to 3-0 with a 9-3 victory over Stonewall Jackson. Carlton Raymond's touchdown late in the third quarter provided the margin of victory for the Falcons, who have allowed just 10 points in three games.
Stafford, which was blanked 33-0 by Gar-Field last year, returned the favor last week, shutting out the Indians, 13-0. Running back Monte George had another outstanding game for Stafford (see profile).
Jim Cooper rushed for 75 yards in the first half as Group A Manassas Park upset Group AA Osbourn, 7-3, for their first win of the season. Osbourn was limited to the lone field goal despite driving inside the Cougars 10 yard line on two possesions.
Strasburg ran its record to 5-0 in the Bull Run District (7-1 overall) with a 60-24 rout of Manassas Park. Carolyn Guinn paced the Rams balanced attack with 18 points while the defense forced 41 turnovers. Strasburg's lone loss this season came to James Wood, 59-58, in the championship of the Apple Harvest Classic.
Clarke County and Brentsville broke into the win column with convincing victories last week. The Eagles held Manassas Park scoreless in the third quarter, outscoring the Cougars 17-0, and cruised to a 58-24 victory in a Bull Run District contest. Jennifer Jones scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Clarke County. Brentsville crushed Quantico, 62-31, as Jennifer Byrne led four Tigers with 10 points. The senior guard also produced 7 assists and 8 steals. Kelly Murphy chipped in 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Angela Dolby (see profile) scored 31 points as Loudoun County beat Broad Run, 62-52, in a Northwestern District game. The win evened the Raiders' record at 2-2.
Danny Vander Woude's three goals and Sam Aronhime's unassisted score carried Seton of Manassas to a 4-2 victory over The Heights of Potomac (Md.). Vander Woude continued his scoring form as Seton bettered its record to 2-0 with a 3-2 victory over Engleside School in Alexandria.
Joey Romer and Todd Parsons each scored three goals as George Mason cruised past Rappahanock, 6-1. The Mustangs held Rappahannock without a shot while putting 19 on the Panthers' net.
Langley remained unbeaten shutting out North Stafford, 3-0. The Saxons outshot the Wolverines, 24-2, getting goals from Kelly Keranen, Kaite Ryal and Christen Nugent for the win.
Central's Becky Runion, defending Virginia 'A' champion, was first by almost three minutes, but her team failed to defeat defending Virginia 'A' team champion Clarke County in a dual meet last week. The Eagles, who have not lost a dual meet since 1985, took the next four places to defeat Central 21-37. Clarke County is 3-0.
Lake Braddock of Fairfax scored a sweep in the Judges Classic at Handley High School in Winchester. Vince Hancock won the boys race in 13:31 and the Bruins finished with 37 points, 53 ahead of second-place Green Castle.
Jana Beckman of Annandale won the girls race in 16:04, but Lake Braddock placed third, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth to defeat Chantilly for the team title.