Woodgrove Varsity Football Takes on County

Written by Conor Forrest, Assistant Sports Editor, Woodgrove Outlander

Woodgrove’s  varsity football team continued their winning ways Friday night as they defeated the Loudoun County Raiders in a blowout victory with a score of 56-14. Woodgrove’s running game proved to be too much for the young Raiders squad who surrendered 28 unanswered points in the second half.

The Wolverines brought pressure on the Raiders of Loudoun County early, but the Raiders faced it with a few answers of their own. Loudoun County High School 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.

However, once the second half began, the rest of the game became history. The Wolverines had a two touchdown lead over the Raiders, with a 28-14 score. The Raiders then showed signs of life, with the last play of the half resulting in an interception almost returned for six by senior Raider John Jackson.

Twenty eight unanswered points silenced the Raiders for the remainder of the game. Offensively, the Wolverines pounded the ball on the ground, with another gain of over 100 yards for senior running back Charlie Clewis. Through the air, junior Mason Grynuik and junior Quarterback Mikey Kovich connected for some big plays to further set up the rushing attack. Clewis finished with 174 yards on the ground with four 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 Woodgrove history. The Wolverines finished the game with 494 total yards-the third highest in school record.

The Wolverines aim to build off of their win as they take on the Titans of Dominion High School in a home matchup on Friday, September 18, 2015.