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. Tech’s quarterback recruits shined this past week, but only Bucky Hodges’ team came up with the win. Here is how Hodges, Carlis Parker, and Tech’s other recruits fared on the gridiron last week…
- Kyle Chung, OL/TE/DL, Ponte Vedra (FL)
After dropping its season opener the previous week, Ponte Vedra scored a thrilling 32-31 win over Bartram Trail. The Sharks (1-1) won on a touchdown pass on the game’s final play.
- Charles Clark Jr., DB/RB, King’s Fork (Suffolk, VA)
King’s Fork improved to 2-0 after a sound defeat of Indian River, 36-14. Clark made his mark on special teams with two returns for touchdowns. Both were 65 yards in length, with one being on a punt and the other on a free kick. Clark added six carries for 72 yards.
- Brandon Facyson (CB/WR), Northgate (Newnan, GA)
State no. 7 ranked Griffin defeated the Northgate Vikings 35-6 this past week. Facyson, who is nursing a sprained ankle, played sparingly for the Vikings (0-2).
- Holland Fisher (S/LB). Manchester (Midlothian, VA)
For a second straight week, Tom Hall’s Lancers put over 40 points up on the scoreboard. This past week, though, they came through with a win. Manchester defeated Matoaca 45-30 to even its 2012 record at 1-1.
- Kendall Fuller, CB/WR, Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
Kendall Fuller’s 94-yard touchdown reception proved to be the difference as Good Counsel defeated St. Joseph’s (Montvale, N.J.), 14-10. Fuller finished with three catches for 111 yards and the score for the Falcons (2-1).
Hodges came through with his best individual performance of the season, completing 13 of 18 passes for 310 yards in Salem’s 45-0 win over First Colonial. The 6’6″, 225-pound dual-threat signal caller had three touchdowns in total, as well as 52 yards rushing. The Sun Devils improve to 3-0 on the season.
Motu’apuaka and the Sun Devils defense has allowed only seven points in the last two games combined.
- Cequan Jefferson, CB, Henrico (VA)
Henrico lost in a 42-33 shootout to Caroline last week. This was the season opener for the Warriors, who look to rebound against Deep Run this Friday night.
- Jameion Moss, LB, Northeastern (Elizabeth City, N.C.)
Northeastern crushed Pasquotank 55-0. Coach Antonio Moore’s squad is now 3-1 on the season.
Hampton improved to 2-0 on the year after this past week’s defeat of Norcom, 28-13. Newsome was huge, totaling 204 yards of offense (107 rushing, 97 passing) and scoring three touchdowns on the day. He added a 2-point conversion run.
- Parker Osterloh, OL, Warhill (Williamsburg, VA)
Warhill is now 1-1 on the year after dropping a 34-8 decision to York.
- Carlis Parker, QB, Statesville (N.C.)
Behind the VT-bound Parker, Statesville rallied from a 27-7 deficit but ultimately fell to North Davidson, 37-35. With his team down 20, the dynamic signal caller rattled off an 80-yard touchdown run, a 31-yard touchdown pass, and then a 12-yard touchdown run to give his team a 1-point lead. North Davidson answered with a field goal and a forced fumble, and the latter was converted into a touchdown. Parker guided his team down for a score in the final minutes, but North Davidson recovered an onside kick to preserve the win.
Parker and company are 3-1 heading into this week’s match-up with undefeated West Rowan.
- Braxton Pfaff, OL, Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA)
LCA crushed Brunswick 53-14 last week to move to 2-0 on the season.
- David Prince, ATH, Patrick Henry (Roanoke, VA)
Prince completed all eight passes for 65 yards and added 31 yards rushing on nine carries as Patrick Henry defeated Pulaski, 21-10. PH is now 3-0 on the year.
- Anthony Shegog, S/ATH, North Stafford (Stafford, VA)
North Stafford’s Wolverines dismantled DaeSean Hamilton-led Mountain View, 35-13, to improve to 2-0 on the season. The game was over after three quarters, as North Stafford took a 35-7 lead into the final period. Shegog had two catches for 69 yards.
North Stafford’s win sets up a Commonwealth District showdown with Massaponax this week. Both teams are undefeated heading into the contest.
- Wyatt Teller, DL/OL, Liberty (Bealeton, VA)
After two straight wins to start the 2012 season, Liberty fell to Western Albemarle by a score of 21-0.
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- Xavier Burke, DL/TE, Brunswick County (Lawrenceville, VA)
As mentioned above, Brunswick lost to Liberty Christian Academy last week by a score of 53-14. The Bulldogs have dropped two straight after winning their season opener.
- Javon Harrison, ATH, Kathleen (Lakeland, FL)
Harrison had 135 yards receiving, including a 75-yard touchdown catch, as he helped Kathleen (2-0) pull out a 20-18 win over Jenkins.
- Vinny Mihota, DE/OL, Massaponax (Fredericksburg, VA)
Mihota wasn’t happy with his team’s performance, but he’ll take the win as Massaponax escaped with a 13-7 win over Stafford last week. The junior defensive lineman had three sacks and a fumble recovery in the win, which pushed the Panthers to 3-0 this season.
As mentioned above, Massaponax will face North Stafford in what should be a great match-up this week.
PREVIOUS COLUMNS, THE 2012 SEASON…
Week One, August 27
Week Two, September 3