Sunday, December 21, 2014

Weekend Review: South Falls Short, Cosby Falls In Semis....

Daniel Rose had an MVP day in his final performance as a high school football player, representing the Manchester Lancers as quarterback of the South team in the second annual Big River Rivalry all-star game Saturday at Randolph-Macon.

Rose was 12-of-22 for 257 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for two others, including a potential game-tying bomb of 63 yards to Gemonta Jackson of Petersburg with 26 seconds to go to make the score 28-27. But South head coach Billy Mills of Dinwiddie opted not to go for overtime, but to win with a two-point conversion.

The play, a running play for Powhatan tailback Logan Allen, was stuffed by Nic Jones of Hermitage. The North recovered an onside kick and, for the second time in as many years, the South saw their chances for victory snuffed out at the north end of Day Field at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, as the North won another one-point game at 28-27.

Cosby basketball, after winning their first round games Friday in the Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament, fell in both semifinals held at Randolph-Macon Saturday night.

The girls saw a 16-13 halftime lead disappear under a chance in Glen Allen's defensive scheme, and the Jaguars upset the Titans 50-34 in the T-DIT girls semifinals. Jocelyn Jones led the Titans with 10 points. They will face Hermitage in the Consolation Game Tuesday, 3:30pm at the Siegel Center.

Meanwhile the boys ran into a buzzsaw in unbeaten, fourth-ranked John Marshall, as the Justices built a ten-point halftime lead, then poured in 20 in the third quarter to pull away for a 69-40 win. The Titans were led by Zane Najdawi with ten points. The 3-4 Titans will get Benedictine in Tuesday's 5pm Boys Consolation Game.

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