A quick rundown of Friday night’s prep football results:
Lafayette 45, York 42: This one was a wild contest not decided until the last four seconds. Read Will Armbruster’s story here.
Smithfield 21, Grafton 14: This was the Friday night surprise, as Smithfield (5-3, 4-3 BRD) toughed out a win over the Clippers (6-2, 5-2 BRD), who worked the first three quarters without the Bay Rivers’ leading passer, Joe Cibrin. Grafton led 14-0 into the third quarter, but that’s when the Smithfield offense came alive. The score tied at 14 with under 10 minutes remaining in the game, Cibrin entered the game but couldn’t move the ball. Smithfield got the ball into the endzone twice, with one TD called back on a holding penalty.
Bruton 47, Warhill 21: Bruton (6-2, 5-2 BRD) made up for its 40-0 loss to Poquoson last week, but Warhill (2-6, 1-6 BRD) didn’t make it too easy. In fact, if a few big plays hadn’t become turnovers Warhill would have been within striking distance of a real challenge to the Panthers.
Poquoson 28, Tabb 7: Tabb (2-6, 2-5 BRD) put up a tough defense, holding Poquoson (7-1, 7-0 BRD) to just a single touchdown in the first half. But the Islanders’ offense caught on in the second half, giving Poquoson yet another win in their undefeated district season.
New Kent 21, Jamestown 0: Jamestown (2-6, 1-6 BRD) wanted another victory in the district, but New Kent’s Trojans (1-7, 1-6 BRD) earned a decisive win, their first this season.
Hampton Roads Academy 50, Fuqua 44: The Navigators’ Andrew Maser took a three-yard touchdown scamper to put his team ahead 48-44 with about 20 seconds remaining on the clock. HRA ran for the two-point conversion, giving them the win. It was a night of offensive maneuvers; between the two teams there was 800 yards gained.