Yorktown Coach Bruce Hanson said Jefferson quarterback Matt Wong's performance in the Colonials' 28-14 victory over the Patriots last Friday was one of the most dominating he had seen in 33 years of coaching.
The 5-foot-9 Wong carried or threw the ball on 69 of the Colonials' 72 offensive plays, finishing with 168 rushing yards and 196 passing yards as Jefferson won a key Virginia AAA National District game.
"I've had guys single-handedly beat me before, but nothing like this," Hanson said. "Nothing like one guy touching the ball for the whole game."
Wong finished with four touchdown runs on 45 carries, and he completed 14 of his 24 pass attempts with one interception. The Colonials' three other plays resulted in 10 rushing yards.
With the victory, Jefferson improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the National District -- tied for first with Edison (4-2, 3-0). The Colonials, whose only loss came to fourth-ranked Westfield, the defending Virginia AAA Division 6 champion, host winless Wakefield Friday, then play at Washington-Lee (2-4) before facing Mount Vernon (4-2) and Edison to end the regular season.
Yorktown dropped to 4-2 but is still in playoff contention with four games to go. A Nov. 5 game against Edison looms as the key to the Patriots' postseason hopes.
One week after losing to Westfield, 30-21, Centreville must re-group and continue a difficult stretch.
The 20th-ranked Wildcats play host to Oakton (5-1) tomorrow night, then play surprising T.C. Williams (4-2) and at Herndon (5-1) before finishing the season against Chantilly -- the Chargers are winless but still a neighborhood rival.
Centreville's loss to Annandale in Week 2 of the season could haunt the Wildcats.
Oakton senior quarterback Reid Teschner has been solid during the Cougars' recent three-game winning streak. He has completed 20 of 32 passes for 292 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. . . . It took W.T. Woodson senior running back Matt Nickerson six games to surpass 1,000 yards. The senior rushed for a career-high 250 yards on 31 carries in the Cavaliers' 36-19 victory over Madison last week, giving him 1,057 yards on 132 carries. Nickerson also has a team-high 17 touchdowns. . . . T.C. Williams is 4-2, and one of its losses, its season-opener against Fairfax, came by one point. But the Titans will find out in the next three weeks how far their program has progressed. They face third-ranked Robinson (6-0) tomorrow night, then play 20th-ranked Centreville (4-2) and West Springfield (5-1). . . . After gaining 10 yards on three carries in a season-opening loss to Centreville, West Springfield senior running back Jason Langley since has gained 150 or more yards in each of the Spartans' games. Langley had a season-high 277 yards on 23 carries last week in a 42-6 victory over West Potomac, giving him 993 yards on the year.