Quarterback Matt Wong had his second 300-yard passing game this season, completing 14 of 22 passes for 314 yards and three touchdowns as Jefferson topped visiting Mount Vernon, 30-13, in a Virginia AAA National District game last night in Alexandria.
Wong, who also rushed 17 times for 87 yards and a touchdowns, threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Will Averill on the first play from scrimmage for the Colonials (8-1, 6-0), who have a six-game winning streak. Averill had three catches for 150 yards. The win gave Jefferson a school record for victories in a season.
Running back Justin Carrington scored four of his five rushing touchdowns in the first half and finished with 182 yards on 19 carries to set a Fauquier County single-season rushing record in No. 7 Liberty's 55-6 victory over visiting Milbrook in Bealeton. With one regular season game remaining, the Indiana-bound Carrington has rushed for 1,509 yards, breaking the previous record of 1,409 set by Fauquier's Kevin Cash in 1989.
Quarterback Zach Terrell rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown and completed 7 of 13 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns, leading Manassas Park to a 21-7 victory over host George Mason in Falls Church, capping the Cougars' second consecutive 10-0 regular season and winning the Virginia A Bull Run District title.
W.T. Woodson Wins
Running back Matt Nickerson carried 29 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns as W.T. Woodson moved closer to its third consecutive AAA Northern Region Division 5 playoff berth with a 42-0 victory over McLean. Nickerson has scored a region-leading 26 touchdowns this season. It was the second shutout of the season for the Cavaliers (8-1, 5-1 Liberty District). . . .
After waiting nearly three years for its first victory in district play, Heritage had to wait a little longer last night before finally beating Loudoun County, 26-20, in triple overtime in a Virginia AA Dulles District game in Leesburg.
The game was tied at 14 after regulation, then Grant Jones scored on a three-yard run in the first overtime for Loudoun County and Antoine Stinger countered with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Brosnan for Heritage. Both teams failed to convert their point-after kicks.
Following a scoreless second overtime, Matt Lucas scored on a 10-yard touchdown run and the Pride's defense held for the victory.
Heritage (2-7, 1-5) had competed as an independent in 2002 and went winless in district play last season.
Calhoun Steps Up
With running back and linebacker Steve Weedon sick and unable to play, running back Kevon Calhoun rushed for two touchdowns in the first half and Richard Montgomery held on for a 14-7 victory over Blair last night to earn its second playoff berth since 1985. "I wanted to win without [Weedon] because I wanted this team to know it was Richard Montgomery that could win," Coach Mike Bonavia said. "But we weren't as sharp, we weren't as aggressive and we weren't as manly."
-- Josh Barr
and Soraya McDonald