If Louisa County High School’s football team felt any extra pressure going into Friday’s Homecoming game against the Monticello Mustangs, it didn’t show in their performance.
The Lions rode a first quarter surge to a 62-21 victory, improving them to 7-0 for the season and breaking the Mustangs’ equally impressive winning streak.
Adding to the thrill was the fact that the field on which the Lions play was dedicated to long time head coach Mark Fischer before the game.
The Lions elected to receive the opening kickoff and started on their own 30-yard line. Setting the tone for the game, senior Job Whalen found an opening in the Mustang defense and sprinted through it to the end zone from 33 yards out. Senior Thomas Henley kicked the extra point and the Lions were on the board, 7-0, with 9:49 left in the first quarter.
Louisa attempted an onside kick, but the Mustangs recovered, starting their opening drive just inside their territory at the 45-yard line. Monticello quarterback Kevin Jarrell completed a pass to Austin Haverstrom to move the ball into Louisa’s territory, and a 15-yard penalty against the Lions put the Mustangs in striking distance on the 28-yard line.
Jerrick Ayers capped the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run to get the Mustangs on the scoreboard. Jack Culbreath kicked the extra point, tying the game 7-7 with 7:17 remaining in the quarter.
To read the entire story, see the Oct. 19 edition of The Central Virginian.
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