Friday, September 11, 2015

Monacan to 3-0, holding off Cosby 15-10....

(RVA Sports Network reporter Preston Hausser contributed this report from Cosby High School Friday night....)

For the first time ever, Cosby Football is 0-3. After a loss to Monacan on Friday night 15-10, the Titans are fighting to shake mediocrity, and lack of confidence, as their chances of reaching the 6A South playoffs, even this early, grow thinner. The Titans began to show some life in 2nd half tonight by scoring a field goal and a touchdown against an extremely potent Monacan defense led by its electric team captains. The Chiefs improve to 3-0 as they slowly work toward their goal of making the State Tournament this year after a devastating loss to Lake Taylor last in the 4A State Semifinals.
            Monacan may have lost their star quarterback, Syour Fludd, for some time after an awkward tackle in the 2nd quarter, wherein Fludd left the game after throwing for 70 yards and a touchdown pass. He did not return. Patrick Routsis took over for the Chiefs and passed for 47 yards to keep the Chiefs’ lead while continuously supplying the ball to Monacan’s powerful running backs. Khalik Hamlin and Korey Bridy combined for 125 rushing yards, while Anthony Miller added another 30 yards and a touchdown. Monacan also completed a two-point conversion in the 2nd quarter.
            Riley Doyle started at quarterback for the Titans and passed for 38 yards, while sophomore Grant Squyars saw some varsity action as well in the 2nd half. Trevor Laury rushed for 81 yards on 23 carries and Cosby’s only touchdown of the night, which came in the fourth quarter after a field goal from Bryson Henry in thethird. Caleb Grimes also had five carries for 31 yards. Cosby’s offense looked especially slow and off-beat in the first half, especially after Monacan scored a touchdown within the first three minutes of the first quarter. Cosby will need to figure out something very quickly before next week’s match-up against Midlothian, who was obliterated by L. C. Bird last night 67-0.

            The Titans will travel to Midlothian next Friday determined to right the ship, while Monacan will look to add to their undefeated record next week against Clover Hill.

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