What a way for University of Virginia-bound senior linebacker Hunter Stewart to end his high school career. The 4-star standout and his Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) teammates are 2018 WCAC champions after scoring three touchdowns in the final 3-plus minutes to overtake DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD), 46-43, in last Sunday’s WCAC Championship game. The Purple Eagles won on a Hail Mary on the game’s final play.
1st Amendment Sports published the final three scores of the title game on YouTube. In the video below, you’ll see the touchdown that put the Purple Eagles (in the white uniforms) up 40-36, a kickoff return for a touchdown to give DeMatha the lead back at 43-40, as well as the game-winner.
Briggs Receives Under Armour All-American Jersey
What a great day to be an 🦅! @briggsjowon0 was presented his jersey today for the Under Armour All-American game! So proud of him and his family! Thanks to all the students and staff for celebrating this great day with @briggsjowon0 !#RiseToTheHighest pic.twitter.com/G02lokXepl
— Gerry Beauchamp (@CoachBeauchamp) November 15, 2018
Walnut Hills (Cincinnati, OH) defensive tackle Jowon Briggs, who is the most highly rated prospect to commit to Virginia during the Bronco Mendenhall era, was awarded his Under Armour All-American jersey on November 15. The 6’2″, 275-pound senior will participate in the UA All-American game on Thursday, January 3, 2019. ESPN2 will televise.
Briggs discusses the Under Armour game as well as UVA in this USA Today article.
Harvey, Jr. Leads Edgewater To Regional Final
Edgewater (Orlando, FL) rallied from a 14-0 deficit to defeat Lincoln (Tallahassee, FL), 35-14, in the Class 7A, Region 1 semifinals. Virginia commit Robert Harvey, Jr., a dual-threat quarterback prospect, rushed for three touchdowns in the victory, which propelled Edgewater to a regional final matchup with Jacksonville’s Lee High School. The winner of this Friday’s contest will earn a spot in the state semifinals.
The Orlando Sentinel has the full Edgewater/Lincoln game story, which you can read by clicking here. In the article, Edgewater head coach Cameron Duke described Harvey as “a special player. He’s going to the University of Virginia. He’s one of the best athletes I’ve ever coached. Phenomenal quarterback, but he’s even a better young man. He didn’t flinch. He came back and battled like crazy in the second half.”
Courtesy of Hudl, below are highlights of the 5’10”, 185-pound signal caller’s performance last Friday night. He certainly shows he isn’t afraid of contact when running the ball, and his passing is on display as well.
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Hollins, University Lab Continue To Roll In 2018
University Lab (Baton Rouge, LA) senior running back Mike Hollins had at least one touchdown run as his team defeated St. Louis Catholic, 48-14, in the second round of the LHSAA playoffs on November 16. The Cubs, rated no. 10 in the nation in the latest USA Today Super 25 rankings, are now 11-0.
Through 11 games, the Cubs’ closest game was a 20-point win over Catholic of Baton Rouge during the regular season.
Click here to see a few highlights of Hollins in University Lab’s latest win. He is no. 7 in yellow.
Goddard Helps Greeneville Advance To State Semifinals
Dorien Goddard’s 6-yard touchdown reception put Greeneville (TN) up 42-7 with 22 seconds to play in the first-half of last Friday’s Class 4A playoff game versus previously unbeaten Anderson County. A still undefeated Greeneville team cruised to a 42-21 win, setting up a Division 1, Class 4A state semifinal matchup with Maplewood.
Click here for the full game story by the Greeneville Sun.
Terry Returns From Injury To Help Blacksburg Beat Pulaski
Back from a broken finger that sidelined him for several games, Blacksburg’s (VA) do-everything performer Tiquest Terry didn’t waste any time making an impact in last Friday night’s Class 4 Region D second-round playoff game versus Pulaski County. The Virginia commit was on the receiving end of a 57-yard touchdown pass on the game’s opening drive. The score put Blacksburg up 7-0 early and the Bruins would hold on for a 28-21 victory.
Terry totaled 96 yards of offense, including 65 yards receiving and 31 yards rushing, in his return. Blacksburg (12-0) meets E.C. Glass in the Class 4, Region D final this week.
Click here for the full game story courtesy of the Roanoke Times.
Smiley, Indian River Advance
Virginia defensive line recruit Ben Smiley helped Indian River (Chesapeake, VA) maintain its undefeated 2018 campaign with a 20-8 win over Nansemond River. Indian River (12-0) faces an 11-1 Maury squad on Friday (November 23) in the Class 5, Region A finals.
Smiley, who is wearing jersey no. 51, is featured in the highlight below from last week’s win.