The “Week In Review” feature, a recap of how Virginia Tech’s recruits performed in the previous week, will be posted weekly throughout the 2012 regular season and through the playoffs. Cornerback Cequan Jefferson is the only one of Virginia Tech’s recruits (class of 2013 and 2014) that has yet to take the field in a regular season game, but that’ll change this week when Henrico (VA) takes on Caroline. In the meantime, here is a recap of last week’s action…
- Kyle Chung, OL/TE/DL, Ponte Vedra (FL)
The Sharks surrendered 21 unanswered points in a 21-3 loss to Orange Park. The game was Ponte Vedra’s first of the 2012 regular season.
- Charles Clark Jr., DB/RB, King’s Fork (Suffolk, VA)
The Bulldogs (1-0) were idle last week, but Clark did receive recognition for his performance in the opening week win over Booker T. Washington. Coach Joe Jones’ squad will host Indian River this Friday night.
- Brandon Facyson (CB/WR), Northgate (Newnan, GA)
Northgate took a 7-3 lead into halftime of last week’s season opener against Heritage. The Vikings couldn’t hold on, ultimately losing 9-7.
- Holland Fisher (S/LB). Manchester (Midlothian, VA)
In his first regular season game with the Lancers, Fisher returned a kick-off 85 yards for a touchdown to give his team a 41-39 fourth quarter lead over Meadowbrook. But the Monarchs came right back with a touchdown and got the win, 47-41. It was the season opener for both teams.
- Kendall Fuller, CB/WR, Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
Good Counsel rebounded from its season opening loss to Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) by squeaking out a 20-19 overtime win over Gilman (Baltimore, MD). TSL was on hand for the hard-fought contest, and TSL Pass subscribers will be able to read my full write-up on the game. Fuller was one of the stars, finishing with six catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.
Salem flexed its muscle last Thursday night, blowing away talented Beach District foe Bayside by a score of 37-7. The 6’6″, 225-pound Hodges completed 14 of 23 passes for 239 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 19 yards rushing on nine carries. The Salem defense shined, as Motu-apuaka and company sacked senior quarterback Deion Stitt nine times and held the Marlins offense (which includes Rivals 5-star running back Taquan Mizzell) to 137 total yards.
At 2-0, the Sun Devils are off to a great start and seem poised to make a state title run.
- Jameion Moss, LB, Northeastern (Elizabeth City, N.C.)
After suffering its first loss of the season the previous week, Northeastern rebounded by crushing Camden County, 70-6. Northeastern has scored 144 points combined in its two wins.
Newsome, the Crabbers’ starting quarterback, had 85 yards rushing and a touchdown on 15 carries in a 16-0 win over Heritage. Williams was the workhorse on the night, rushing 23 times for 143 yards and a score. Hampton is 1-0 on the year.
- Parker Osterloh, OL, Warhill (Williamsburg, VA)
Warhill (1-0) was idle last week. Osterloh and company host York this Friday night.
- Carlis Parker, QB, Statesville (N.C.)
Statesville improved to 3-0 on the season after defeating Lake Norman, 34-24. Parker’s 331 total yards (184 passing, 147 rushing) and four touchdowns led the way for the Greyhounds.
- Braxton Pfaff, OL, Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA)
LCA defeated Charlotte Christian by 17 points (37-20) in its regular season opener.
- David Prince, ATH, Patrick Henry (Roanoke, VA)
Patrick Henry is 2-0 after defeating Bassett last week. Bassett kept Prince in check for the most part, holding him to 4-of-8 passing for 40 yards and an interception. Prince did contribute a 3-yard touchdown run in the 35-7 win.
- Anthony Shegog, S/ATH, North Stafford (Stafford, VA)
North Stafford (1-0) edged out Potomac in a defensive battle, 13-8. Shegog was huge in the win, rushing 16 times for 133 yards including a 97-yard touchdown run to open the scoring. A Shegog forced fumble sealed the win for the Wolverines.
- Wyatt Teller, DL/OL, Liberty (Bealeton, VA)
The Eagles soundly defeated Park View, 28-0, to move to 2-0 on the season. The Liberty D, led by Teller, has given up only seven points combined in its first two games.
VT’s Class of 2014
- Xavier Burke, DL/TE, Brunswick County (Lawrenceville, VA)
The Bulldogs were no match for Lafayette last week, falling 49-12. They drop to 1-1 on the season.
- Javon Harrison, ATH, Kathleen (Lakeland, FL)
Kathleen blew away Lake Region, 52-0, in what was the season opener for both schools.
- Vinny Mihota, DE/OL, Massaponax (Fredericksburg, VA)
Massaponax (2-0) defeated a talented Chancellor squad 21-14.
PREVIOUS COLUMNS, THE 2012 SEASON…
Week One, August 27