Week In Review: Woodberry Forest Wins Season Opener

Lindell Stone threw four TD passes in his team’s season opening win over Bishop McNamara ~ Chris Horne

With the exception of defensive back recruit Zachariah Burton, whose William Penn (New Castle, DE) team takes the field for its regular season opener on September 9, every one of Virginia’s 2017 Class recruits and its lone 2018 Class recruit have played a regular season game this season. This week’s “Week In Review” feature begins at Woodberry Forest (VA), which features three future Hoos in seniors Lindell Stone, Terrell Jana, and John Kirven.

Stone, a quarterback, completed 29 of 49 passes for 407 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions as Woodberry Forest defeated Bishop McNamara, 37-35, on September 3. Nine of Stone’s completions went to Jana, who finished with 230 yards receiving and three scores. Kirven, a tight end/defensive end, had two tackles for loss and one reception for 14 yards.

Highlights of the 6’1″, 205-pound Stone are below. Jana’s touchdown catches can be seen in the very first clip, at the 1:40 mark, and at the 2:27 mark. Jana, who likely will start out in Virginia’s defensive backfield, wears jersey no. 11 for the Tigers.

Bronco Mendenhall is recruiting the 6’5″, 250-pound Kirven as a defensive end. Kirven’s highlights are posted below, and in those highlights you’ll see him on offense and defense.

Tailback Recruits Atkins, Kier Have Big Days

Lamont Atkins scored four touchdowns — a career-high for him according to the Washington Post — and totaled 264 all-purpose yards as Lake Braddock (Burke, VA) defeated Lee by a score of 63-18. It was the regular season opener for Jim Poythress’ squad, which is coming off an 11-2 campaign in 2015.

PK Kier rushed for 262 yards and two touchdowns as Millbrook (Winchester, VA) rolled over Hedgesville of West Virginia, 34-0. The Pioneers are 2-0 so far this season.

How The Rest Of UVA’s Recruits Fared Last Week

Darnell Pratt Jr., WR, Good Counsel (Olney, MD)

The Falcons defeated Mount St. Joseph, 23-21, for its first victory of 2016. It was also legendary head coach Bob Milloy’s 400th win of his career.

Tyler Fannin, OL, Mill Creek (Hoschton, GA)

Mill Creek defeated rival Dacula, 30-0, to remain perfect on the season (3-0).

Chris Glaser Jr., OL, Solon (OH)

Solon’s Comets routed Twinsburg, 43-7, improving to 2-0.

Bryson Speas, OL, Dudley (Greensboro, N.C.)

Dudley is establishing itself as a force this season, having won each of its first three games by an average of 41.6 points per contest. Its latest victory came over Davie by a score of 32-6.

Ryan Thaxton, DE, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Alexandria, VA)

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes won its season opener over Paul VI, 49-27.

Mandy Alonso, NT, Gulliver Prep (Miami, FL)

Former Hoo and current Gulliver Prep head coach Earl Sims guided to his team to a 56-6 blowout win over Somerset Academy, nicely rebounding from a 5-point season-opening loss to Celebration.

Matt Gahm, LB, Highland Park (Dallas, TX)

Waxahachie handed Highland Park’s Scots (1-1) its first loss of 2016, 40-37. In two games, the Virginia recruit has racked up 17 tackles, 13 of which were solo efforts (per MaxPreps).

Joey Blount, S, Landmark Christian Academy (Fairburn, GA)

Blount and the Landmark Christian defense led the way in last week’s 13-3 win over Stratford. The War Eagles are now 2-0.

Darrius Bratton, DB, Fork Union Military Academy (VA)

FUMA’s postgraduate program lost to Virginia Prep last week, 22-15. John Shuman’s group is 1-1 heading into this week’s matchup versus Alderson Broaddus University.

Zachariah Burton, DB, William Penn (New Castle, DE)

IDLE. William Penn meets St. Georges Tech on September 9 in its regular season opener.

Germane Crowell, DB, Carver (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

The Yellow Jackets lost big to Mount Tabor, 42-6, to drop to 0-3 in 2016.

Brian Delaney, PK/P, Westfield (Chantilly, VA)

Defending 2015 6A state champion Westfield opened the 2016 season with a 45-0 win over Washington-Lee. UVA-bound Brian Delaney was successful on all six extra points and connected on a 47-yard field goal as well.

Noah Taylor, OLB, Avalon (Gaithersburg, MD), CLASS OF 2018 COMMIT

Avalon dropped to 0-2 in 2016 after losing to a powerhouse DeMatha Catholic program, 55-20. Taylor and company are back in action on September 10 against Gonzaga.