Louisa will end its season in The Jungle by hosting the Monticello Mustangs at 7:30 p.m. If you are unable to make it to the game, listen to the live broadcast here. Broadcast begins as approximately 7:15 p.m. and kickoff is as 7:00 p.m.
As a mentally fatigued Jon Meeks walked off of the field at Albemarle High School after his team’s 21-0 loss to the Patriots on Friday, Nov. 1, the hoarseness of his voice only grew more noticeable as he looked red-eyed into future.
“We gotta win,” the coach said, referring to Louisa’s season finale versus Monticello on Friday, Nov. 8. “I love this senior class, and we have to win. It’s their last game, so we need to walk off of our field with a win.”
Winning hasn’t come easy or often for the Lions this season. With one game to play, their record sits at 3-6, and unless they defeat Monticello and have a few other breaks go their way, they’ll miss the playoffs for the second straight season.
Victory has been a little more contagious for the Mustangs. So far, they are 8-1, with the sole defeat being a one-point loss to Albemarle on Friday, Oct. 25.
Head coach Jeff Woody brings an interesting and effective approach offensively. His team isn’t afraid to spread out receivers and use their athleticism to overmatch teams. Senior quarterback James St. Hill doesn’t take over games in Woody’s system, but he gets his fair share of passes in if the Mustangs see a mismatch.
The workhorse for Monticello is running back T.J. Tillery. Tillery took over the starting role after the team’s original starter Kyree Koonce, went down in week five with a broken leg. In the five games since, Tillery has rushed for more than 100 yards four times, and has become one of, if not the most, feared rusher in the Jefferson District.
To read the entire story, see the Nov. 7 edition of The Central Virginian.