Virginia football dual-threat quarterback commit Jacob Rodriguez overcame two first half interceptions to throw for five touchdowns and lead Rider (Wichita Falls, TX) to a 45-14 win over Randall. The Raiders boast a 7-1 record heading into this week’s matchup with a 6-1 Cooper team.
According to this game report by the Times Record News, a victory this week gives Rider its first district championship since 2008
Now here is a look at how other future Hoos performed on the gridiron last week.
Hoos In The Playoffs
Amaad Foston, Running Back, John Milledge Academy (Milledgeville, GA)
Despite playing without Foston, who has missed the season with a leg injury, John Milledge Academy just keeps taking care of business on the gridiron. Last week, JMA dispatched a six-win Westfield School team, 41-0. The untested Trojans host Creekside Christian Academy (6-3) this week in playoff action.
Jack Witmer, Tight End, Cy-Fair (Cypress, TX)
Cy-Fair cruised to a 48-3 victory over Spring Woods to improve to 9-0. Opponents have not come within single digits of the Bobcats since week one, but that could change this week when Witmer and company host undefeated Bridgeland.
Ty Furnish, Offensive Lineman, Blessed Trinity (Roswell, GA)
Blessed Trinity blanked Woodland, 49-0. The Titans went 6-0 in the regular season and have not surrendered a point in the last three games. Not a bad way to enter the postseason, which begins this week with a home game against Chapel Hill (6-4).
Noah Josey, Offensive Lineman, Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN)
Brentwood Academy defeated McCallie in a road game during the regular season. However, the Eagles lost to McCallie last week, 28-18, in a home playoff game. Brentwood Academy closes out the 2020 season with an 11-1 record.
Langston Long, Linebacker, Christ School (Arden, N.C.)
The Greenies lost the first two games of 2020 but rattled off six straight victories to close out the 2020 campaign. Last week’s 55-21 decision over Harrells Christian Academy was for the NCISAA Division II championship.
Micah Gaffney, Cornerback, Spanish Fort (AL)
Spanish Fort turned in yet another quality defensive effort and came away with a 24-14 victory over Blount in the 6A regional quarterfinals. The Toros (10-3) meet Saraland in the semifinals. The two teams faced off during the regular season, with Spanish Fort winning, 24-21.
Spanish Fort’s defense has allowed 14 points or less in all three playoff victories.
In other good news for Gaffney, the future Hoo has been selected to play in the 2020 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game.