OFFiCiAL Game of the Week:
This week’s big matchup takes place in the Richmond area as Varina High takes on Thomas Dale. Last week against defending Division 6 champions LC Bird, Thomas Dale struggled to stop an Skyhawk electric offense. Varina is led by playmakers Herb Anderson and Tim Minor.
Varina’s balanced offense controls the game, leaving Thomas Dale with yet another loss in the 30-year history of the matchup. Varina 24 Thomas Dale 10
Recap of last week’s action: Nationally-ranked Oscar Smith dominates Lake Taylor on the road. Led by five star recruit DT Andrew Brown, the Tigers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in cruising to a 42-2 victory over the Titans. Lake Taylor TE/DE Jalyn Holmes was ejected late in the affair after kicking an Oscar Smith player. The game was televised live on ESPNU in front of a packed crowd of well over 5,000 spectators. The early-season marquee matchup was billed as “the Battle of the State Champions.”