Leesburg, VA (September 14, 2015) – Woodgrove varsity football continued their winning ways Friday night in Leesburg as they defeated the Loudoun County Raiders in a blowout victory by the score of 56-14. Woodgrove’s running game proved to be too much for a young Raiders squad who surrendered twenty eight unanswered points in the second half.
The Wolverines brought pressure on the Raiders of Loudoun County early, but the Raiders faced it with some answers of their own. Senior John Jackson squeezed in a tight three yard touchdown run early in the half, and towards the end of the second quarter senior Sosthene Kah hauled in a touchdown pass, followed by a two point conversion scramble from sophomore Quarterback Dominik Baah.
Going into the half the Wolverines had a two touchdown lead over the Raiders, by the score of 28-14. The Raiders showed signs of life, and with the last play of the half resulting in an interception almost returned for six by Senior John Jackson, momentum belonged to the Raiders. However once the second half began, the rest of the game became history.
Twenty eight unanswered points silenced the Raiders for the remainder of the game. Offensively the Wolverines pounded the ball on the ground, with another game over 100 yards for senior running back Charlie Clewis. Through the air, Junior Mason Grynuik and Quarterback Mikey Kovich connected for some big plays to further set up the rushing attack. Clewis finished with 174 yards on the ground with 4 rushing touchdowns.
Senior Anthony Williams also brought a spark to the special teams side, returning a 54 yard punt to the house, recording the second longest punt return in school history. The Wolverines finished the game with 494 total yards-the third highest in school history.
The Raiders look to rebound on Friday night in a non-conference matchup as they travel to South Riding to take on the Freedom Eagles. The Wolverines aim to build off of their win as they take on the Titans of Dominion High School in a home matchup this Friday night.
Article by Conor Forrest
Special to Viva Loudoun