cheap mexico jerseys soccer A look at the area’s unbeaten football teams
The Pioneers are rolling. And they should be on cloud nine after defeating Appomattox on Friday. Even though they didn’t play the perfect game against the Raiders, it did flex its muscles.
The Pioneers have certainly showcased their strengths in the first three weeks. The O line, of course, is scary good. The defense is wrapping up and adjusting early in the first quarter. Then there’s Elijah Davis, the running back who has bulked up and gained a step or two of speed as well. His stats 13 touchdowns and 585 rushing yards speak for themselves. Even more impressive, though, is Davis’ work ethic on the field.
Even when Glass featured the explosive Donnie Morgan Jr. a few years back, there weren’t really any more offensive weapons around him. That meant talented players like Morgan were often on their own, counted on to score the bulk of TDs.
But not anymore. Glass has the luxury of two quarterbacks in Matt MacCallum and DreSean Kendrick The receivers are in abundance. In fact, there are so many athletes in the system that running back Thomas Patterson, the consummate middle linebacker, is being saved more for defense than offense.
In their way: The Seminole District schedule. Last year, Glass started off 4 0 before dropping four of its last six to miss the playoffs. This year’s team wants to avoid that fate.
vs. Heritage on Sept. 22: The Hilltoppers have a chance to end the Pioneers prefect season and improve to 4 0.
vs. Amherst on Nov. 3: Depending on what happens during district play, this could be a chance for Glass to solidify its playoff spot with a victory over a fellow Class 4 squad.
So far, the Bees have proven a versatile squad. They adjusted to PH’s defense by running the ball up the gut. Then the Bees went airborne in Week 3 against Waynesboro.
All of that means quarterback Tanner Bernard is on track for a 2,000 yard year in rushing and passing, which would be a tremendous feat.
Running backs Ryan North and Devondre Carter are each slated for breakout years, too.
In their way: An injury bug. Stay healthy and Brookville will not only make a late run past the dreaded second round of the playoffs, it will put up massive numbers along the way.
at Amherst County on Sept. 22: Two Seminole heavyweights will battle it out in a brawl.
vs. Heritage on Oct. 6: Coach Jon Meeks goes against his old club once again, with a chance at redeeming last year’s 27 24 loss.
vs. Liberty Christian on Nov. 3: Two passing QBs face off in a game that could be a thriller from the air.
There’s no limit to what Grayson Overstreet can do. He’s setting records all over the place. He broke Cedric Peerman’s VHSL points record last week, is eight touchdowns from breaking the all time TD mark and is less than 800 yards away from the state rushing record.
That being said, SRHS has more weapons, too. Kalip Jones and TJ Tester rack up the yards, too, and are sturdy backs in the single wing system. The defense is holding firm as well. It just hasn’t gotten the attention yet, because the offense is putting up massive numbers: 178 points in three games and nearly 1,600 yards of total offense.
In their way: A loaded Class 3. Staunton River can run the table through the first couple weeks of the playoffs. Then things get tough. The VHSL’s Class 3 might be the best of any of the six divisions this year, but expect SRHS to be right in the mix.
at Lord Botetourt on Sept. 29: Put another potential unbeatens battle on your radar. This one could be a showstopper, one that will have Class 3 playoff implications.
vs. William Byrd on Oct. 20: Byrd is talented once again, too. SRHS will be looking to avenge last year’s loss.
Good times are back in Naruna. The Generals are playing solid football, armed with one of the most talented quarterbacks in the state.
Josh Rosser has put up mammoth numbers in three weeks: 617 passing yards on 26 of 35 passing, 515 rushing yards and 18 total TDs (11 passing, seven rushing).
Add in running back Andre Reid and sure handed receivers like Tyler Easley and Pierre West, and you get a picture of how loaded the Generals offense is. And on defense, Reid has a whopping 39 tackles in three games. Rosser has 20.
In their way: The Dogwood. William Campbell faces talented Class 2 opponents in Gretna, Dan River and Appomattox. Those games will be a good marker for the WC coaching staff to know where to focus its energy before the playoffs begin.
vs. Gretna on Oct. 6: The mid 2000s are long gone, but this one might have the feel of those nail biters of old. It was once one of the greatest rivalries in Central Virginia, and it might become that again.
at Appomattox on Oct. 13: Back to back games against the Hawks and Raiders will test William Campbell’s endurance. But make it through a tough stretch that includes traveling to Dan River one week later, and WC will be battle tested.