Loudoun Valley (2-1) has gotten 89 percent of its offense this season from its rushing attack -- mostly because its production there has negated the need for a passing game. Senior Brock Bell has rushed for 349 yards in three games on 44 carries, an average of 7.9 yards per attempt. Senior Tommy Schonder has carried the ball 55 times for 262 yards in two games after missing the season opener with a sprained foot. . . .
The versatility in the Yorktown backfield is the primary reason that the Patriots are off to a 3-0 start entering their AAA National District opener against Stuart (0-3, 0-1) tonight. Senior QB Kerby Long, junior RB Max Milien and senior FB Steven Smith have scored four rushing touchdowns apiece, accounting for 80 percent of Yorktown's 15 total touchdowns. Milien has rushed for 391 yards, Smith 304 and Long 250. . . .
South Lakes hopes to beat W.T. Woodson for the first time in three tries when it hosts the Cavaliers tonight. The Seahawks last beat their AAA Liberty District rival in the 2002 Northern Region Division 5 final, 7-2. Since that game, W.T. Woodson is 20-8 with two playoff appearances, while South Lakes is 7-17 and has not returned to the postseason. . . .
Robinson senior Lucas Caparelli's fourth touchdown in last week's 40-0 victory over Hayfield gave him 300 career points. His next touchdown will be the 50th of his career. . . .
DeMatha RB Patrick Mealy is averaging 11.4 yards per carry, with 524 yards and nine rushing touchdowns in four games. The Stags have outscored opponents 116-0 in the first half this season. . . .
Lackey's highly recruited senior lineman J.B. Walton will miss at least two weeks after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his ankle. . . . All-Met LB Navorro Bowman will miss a second consecutive game tonight when No. 13 Suitland plays at Largo, but Rams Coach Nick Lynch said further testing revealed no more damage to Bowman's bruised right shoulder and he should be ready to play next week.