Brentsville seniors Eric Croushorn and Justin Thomas have been named to the all-Region B football team. Croushorn was named first-team defensive lineman and punter, and Thomas was a first-team defensive back.

Thomas and Croushorn also were key offensive players on a team that went 8-4 and advanced to the Region B Division 2 championship game, where the Tigers lost to Madison County, 27-12.

Thomas (902 yards rushing, 24 receptions, 18 TDs) was the Tigers' leading rusher and receiver, and Croushorn added 610 yards rushing and five touchdowns.

Madison County running back Raymond Kirkley and defensive lineman Austin Lillard were named offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively, and Mountaineers Coach Eddie Dean was Division 2 coach of the year. Riverheads Coach Robert Casto was Division 1 coach of the year.

Manassas Park juniors Nick Bertrand (running back) and Walter Newman (defensive back) were second-team selections. Bertrand rushed for 1,471 yards and 16 touchdowns as the Cougars went 7-3 and narrowly missed the Division 1 playoffs.

Manassas Park senior Matt Grey was an honorable mention at offensive tackle.

Girls basketball player Christy Lapihuska, a senior at Brentsville, was a second-team selection to the all-Region B team.


Monarchs Advance

The Virginia Monarchs semipro football team held off the King George Kodiaks, 23-18, on Saturday at Pfitzner Stadium in the first round of the United Football League playoffs.

The Monarchs (17-1) advance to the American Conference championship game Saturday at Largo (Md.) High School.

After falling behind 6-0, the Monarchs scored twice on a 50-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jamie Davis to Steve Greene and a four-yard touchdown run by Steve Wilowby.

Place kicker Walt Willis kicked field goals of 47, 49 and 43 yards to complete the scoring for the Monarchs.