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  • Cavs ground down by Amherst

    In a matchup of two teams known for their love of the running game and their staunch defense, Amherst held the upper hand in both areas this past Friday night.

    As a result, the Lancers hung a 35-6 pasting on the Cavs.

    Cav Head Coach Don Rice was succinct in his appraisal of the game. “They whupped our butts,” said Rice. “It was our worst game of the season.”

    It was an inopportune time to be a no-show. Amherst has been hitting on all cylinders, and if a team expects to beat the Lancers, it had best bring its A game.

  • Minutemen bow to Bees

    Going into its game with high-flying Brookville, Liberty knew it would have to play flawless football in order to have a shot at beating the Bees.

    Mission not accomplished.

    As a result of their inability to capitalize on Brookville errors and a Bee roster that is chock full o’ talent, the Minutemen saw Brookville prevail 36-14. The homecoming crowd saw the Bees run their record to 8-0 for the season (4-0, Seminole).

    Brookville also cemented down a home-field berth and a first-round bye for the Division 3 playoffs.

  • Mighty Brookville to visit the...

    When undefeated Brookville heads to Staunton River this Friday evening, it won’t bear much resemblance to David and Goliath.

    The comparison would be more apt if you took away young David’s slingshot.

    Brookville is undefeated (8-0) and sits atop the state polls. The Bees are also at the top of the Division 3 playoff rankings.

    Brookville had tremendous talent at the start of the season, with 18 positions filled by returning starters. The team used that edge to start hot, opening the season by beating the defending state champ (Amherst).

  • Cavs will host Red Devils

    Jefferson Forest’s matchup with Rustburg this Friday evening might represent the most critical game on the Cav slate this season.

    What? More critical than Brookville or Liberty?

    Indeed. Timing is everything. Should the Cavs pull an El Foldo against the Rusties, the team can pretty much pack in its playoff hopes.

    Rustburg, in spite of its 2-5 record, has playoff aspirations of its own.

    The way things have fallen into place, the sixth seed out of Division 3 could very well be sporting a 4-6 or even a 3-7 record.

  • Minutemen to host Lancers

    The Minutemen will face another tough challenge this Friday evening when mighty Amherst rolls into town.

    The Lancers have been on a roll since their narrow season-opening loss to Brookville, having swept the slate to post a 6-1 overall record (2-1 Seminole).

    Amherst has taken the last three meetings between the two teams, in fairly impressive fashion. Last year, the Lancers prevailed 53-7 on their home turf.

    Liberty, however, had won the previous five sessions, and the Minutemen would like nothing better than to revive that kind of streak.

  • Cavs edged by Bees in thriller

    In a game that was everything it was cracked up to be, Brookville topped Forest 19-7.

    In front of a huge crowd on a pleasant Saturday evening, three things were proven. First, Brookville is clearly entitled to that top ranking in the state that it's been lugging around.

    Second, the Cavs, especially their defense, are for real.

    Third, while Forest can hang with the elites, it must play flawlessly if it hopes to do more than just rake in the moral victories.

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  • Jeff Forest to play Amherst on...

    Jefferson Forest will, again, go up against one of the premier teams in the area this Friday evening.

    Having played the top team (Div. 3) in the state this past Saturday, the Cavs next visit the two-time defending state champion (Div. 4) Amherst Lancers.

    Amherst seems to be getting the hang of first-year head coach Jon Berlin and his new systems.

    As a result, the Lancers are an improved team over the squad that was beaten by Brookville in the season opener for both teams. Of course, Brookville is improved as well...

  • Minutemen to head to Beehive

    Now the heavy lifting begins.

    After ringing up a gaudy 5-1 record, the Minutemen turn for the home stretch. A long and arduous stretch it is, starting with this week's matchup at Brookville.

    In addition to the Bees, Liberty faces (in order) Amherst, Rustburg and Jefferson Forest.

    While all four of those tasks are daunting, none seems as much so as Brookville. By the way, if you're shortchanging Rustburg, you do so at your own peril.

    Anyway, as to the task at hand: The Bees are on everyone's short list to make a run for a state title.

  • Minutemen take Heritage in...

    Carlton Payne might not have been named king of the homecoming court, but he was certainly king of the gridiron as his three touchdowns powered Liberty to a 32-14 victory over visiting Heritage.

    Liberty hadn't scored against the Pioneers in the last two meetings between the two teams. That shortfall was rectified early. Payne hooked up with quarterback Tyler Bowyer on two touchdown passes in the first three minutes of play.