Manassas Park senior Zach Terrell turned in perhaps the most prolific game of his stellar career last night by throwing for three touchdowns, running for one, returning the opening kickoff 80 yards for a score and scampering 101 yards on an interception return -- all in three quarters -- to key a 55-0 home win over Page County.
The win boosted the Virginia A Cougars' record to 3-0 for the sixth consecutive season. Terrell, the reigning Bull Run District offensive player of the year and the reigning Region B defensive player of the year, has now accounted for 69 touchdowns in his career. His touchdown tosses last night were from 20, 60 and 54 yards.
As Page County players filed past him on their way to the bus, many offered congratulations, despite the lopsided score and their own five-turnover night, a gesture that Terrell appreciated. "It makes me feel like a hero," said Terrell, who is leaning toward attending James Madison University. "Like I did something special."
"He's really turned into a complete player," said Manassas Park Coach Jeff Lloyd, who also coaches Terrell in baseball, in which he is the two-time Bull Run player of the year. Terrell's 101-yard interception return came on the final play of the first half, on fourth and goal, at the end of a seven-minute Page drive. Manassas Park has outscored its first three opponents 118-20.
Way Paces St. John's
Senior Allison Way and sophomore specialist Jessica Cornejo led St. John's to a 25-21, 25-20, 25-22 victory over visiting Elizabeth Seton in a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference volleyball match, giving the Cadets their first 6-0 start in school history.
Way had 17 digs, 15 assists and 5 blocks and Cornejo had 10 digs and six aces for the Cadets.
"The closest we've ever come to this year's start is 1-0," said Bill Pribac, St. John's sixth-year coach. "We're getting incredible play at all our positions. The girls seem hungrier and they want it more this year."
-- Preston Williams
and Carl Little