Stone Bridge Steams Ahead
No. 16 Stone Bridge continued its high-scoring ways with a 38-14 victory over Loudoun County on Friday night that featured outstanding plays on offense, defense and special teams.
Quarterback Sean Ryan led the offense with 134 yards rushing and a touchdown on 15 carries and 108 yards passing and another score to help the Bulldogs improve to 6-0, 3-0 in the AA Dulles District.
Stone Bridge got a boost from its defense when Caleb Henderson recovered a fumble in the second quarter and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown. That gave Stone Bridge a 14-0 lead.
Later in the second quarter, kick returner Nate Hawkins helped stem the momentum Loudoun County had gathered when it cut the score to 14-7 on a 50-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Grant Jones to running back Scott Spurrier. Hawkins ran the ensuing kickoff back 94 yards for a touchdown.
The Bulldogs have scored at least 32 points five times this season.
Loudoun Valley Bounces Back
Loudoun Valley rebounded from a heartbreaking one-point loss last week with a 36-13 road victory over Heritage. Vikings quarterback Stephen Sheehan led the way with 117 yards rushing on 16 carries and 123 yards on 7-of-13 passing, and the defense did the rest, limiting the Pride to minus-three yards rushing on 20 carries.
Sheehan gave Loudoun Valley (4-2, 2-1 district) an 8-0 lead in the second quarter with a 24-yard run, then capped the scoring for the Vikings in the third quarter with a 75-yard touchdown pass to running back Tommy Schonder to push the lead to 30 points.
In between, the Vikings got consecutive touchdown runs from running back Bret Mottice and another touchdown run from Schonder.
Last week Loudoun Valley lost to Broad Run in overtime, 28-27, after missing an extra point that would have tied the game.
Broad Run's Streak Snapped
Broad Run had its three-game winning streak end with a 27-24 loss to Park View. It was a defeat that stung all the more considering the Spartans had appeared in control after taking a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Broad Run got that lead after quarterback Kyle Hopeck's two-yard sneak made it 24-17. The touchdown was set up by Joseph Costello's 27-yard punt return and an additional 15 yards on a face-masking penalty during the runback.
Bailey Powers Potomac Falls
Running back Darren Bailey was all visiting Potomac Falls needed to beat Dominion, 31-6. Bailey had 20 carries for 168 yards and four touchdowns, including a 95-yarder in the fourth quarter.
Bailey also scored on runs of five, one and eight yards as the Panthers improved to 3-3, 2-1 and sent Dominion to 3-3, 0-3.
-- GENE WANG