Wilson Memorial, Stuarts Draft Advance in HS Football Playoffs
In the Group A, Western Section, Division 2 high school football playoffs Saturday, two Shenandoah District teams advanced to the second round.
#6 seed Wilson Memorial blasted #11 seed Central-Wise 68-24 at Wilson Memorial High School.
Junior Malik Rucks had eleven carries for 185 yards and four touchdowns in the game.
Senior Connery Swift carried the ball 15 times for 182 yards and three touchdowns.
The Fighting Hornets led 21-6 after one quarter and 41-6 at half, and 62-6 after three quarters, scoring eight unanswered touchdowns after the Warriors cut the lead to 7-6 on their first possession in the first quarter. Central-Wise scored three fourth quarter touchdowns against Wilson reserves.
The 9-2 Hornets travel to #3 seed and once-beaten Appomattox County Friday night at 7:00 for the second round.
#8 seed Stuarts Draft beat #9 seed Union 17-15 at Stuarts Draft High School.
There was no score after one quarter. Union went up 7-0 in the second before Trey Terrell and Seth Stone scored rushing touchdowns to give the Cougars a 14-7 halftime lead.
The Bears took a 15-14 lead after three quarters on a touchdown and two-point conversion after a Draft fumble.
Senior Trevor Ramsey made a 27-yard field goal for the Cougars with 8:20 to play in the fourth quarter for the only points of the period.
Union drove inside the Draft red zone with under two minutes to play, but the Cougar defense held on for the win.
Stuarts Draft advances to face #1 seed Riverheads in an Augusta County rematch Friday night at 7:00 at Riverheads High School.
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