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Last Friday, they held a football game at Sabre Stadium and a track meet broke out.
In the end, it was the Cavs who were the more fleet, topping visiting Turner Ashby, 42-34, to the delight of a vast and partial homecoming crowd.
Despite missing a handful of key players, Jefferson Forest cranked up the offense, with its no-huddle blitzkrieg racking up points and yardage, seemingly at will.
For the night, the Cavs put up over 600 yards, with quarterback Ryan Crist accounting for 419 of them. Crist was strong with the arm (11-of-22 for 231 yards and three touchdowns) and with the legs (nine rushes for 188 yards and two touchdowns).
He saved his best for last, going on a 79-yard scamper that ended up with him in the Knights' end zone and JF leading 42-27.
Despite another assault by the won't-quit Knights, the Cavs held on to get the "W".
"A win is a win," said Jefferson Forest Head Coach Don Rice. "I'm proud of the guys. We needed this win for the playoffs."
The victory helped the Cavs bump up a notch to 12th in the 3A-North standings. A defeat would have likely put the team on the playoff bubble.
Turner Ashby looked nothing like the team that now sports a 1-6 record. The Knights kept it close the whole game, particularly with a precision air game that seemed to baffle the JF defenders for much of the evening.
Against Jeff Forest's patchwork defensive secondary, Knight quarterback Evan Hanifee played pitch-and-catch with his spring-footed receivers. The game was never really out of reach for the men of Ashby.
It could have been iced, however, in the first half. With JF's offense hitting on all cylinders, TA benefited from a couple of Cav defensive lapses. Facing third-and-14 from its own five, Hanifee took off on a draw play for 61 yards. That started a drive that gave the Knights a 14-13 lead.
Crist then showed that Hanifee wasn't the only amblin' quarterback on the field as he took off on an 83-yard scoring dash of his own.
But Turner Ashby responded (kind of) when a bad snap led to the team's punter breaking through the Cav punt return team for an 84 yard pickup.
That resulted in a field goal, cutting the JF lead to 21-17.
It would never again be that close.
Crist found Malik Stewart all by his lonesome for a 65-yard scoring strike. Just three minutes later, the southpaw slinger found Courtney Goodwill with a surgical strike that made it 35-17.
In spite of a stellar night, Crist said that his team can do better. "Once we put it all together, at some point, we'll be good to go," he said.
Middle linebacker AJ Zellars stated that he'd have been willing to forgo some a honorarium that came his way for a more convincing win. "I'd have given up being homecoming king for a few more points," said the man who was coronated at halftime.
Indeed, a pair of Jefferson Forest safeties didn't help the scoreboard situation. Yet, the Cavs were able to respond.
But ameliorating things was a game ending drive that featured strong runs by Jesse Stevens, Crist, David Aveson and Cam Miller.
"This puts us back in the thick of things," said Rice. "It's a great homecoming win. This one is for the seniors."