PLAY ACTION:

Leading Loudoun County by 3-0 in the second quarter in a Virginia AA Northwestern District game, Broad Run quarterback Mike Suddueth made a nice play-action fake on second and eight from his own 39. He then found wide-open receiver Jeff Herzog, who had gotten behind the Raiders' secondary. Herzog was caught at the 13, but the 48-yard play set up Suddueth's one-yard touchdown run that turned out to be the winning points in the 9-6 game.

"We had run the play in the first quarter and {Herzog} was open and {Suddueth} only took a three-step drop," said Broad Run Coach Jerry Smith. "We told him to take a five-step drop and look for the fly {pattern} instead of the curl. It's a good route because the cornerback has to decide whether to cover the curl. It's either a big-yardage play or an incompletion."

BOUNCING RIGHT:

Needing a victory over previously unbeaten Friendly to stay in the Maryland 4A playoff picture, High Point was looking to increase its 6-0 lead before intermission. It was not encouraging when Dennis Holt failed to catch a high punt, but he scooped up the bouncing ball and tightroped his way down the right sideline for a 70-yard touchdown.

Milton Stone ran for the two-point conversion and High Point (6-1) went on to win, 21-7.

"The glare {from the lights} was in my eyes on that play but the ball took the right bounce," said Holt. "I had some blocking and broke some tackles."