Woodgrove Football Rolls Past Sherando, Heads to Jefferson Forest for Quarterfinal Game


Photo by Jeff Vennitti, courtesy of Viva Loudoun

Written by Conor Forrest, The Woodgrove Outlander

The Woodgrove Wolverines varsity football team traveled west to take on the Warriors of Sherando High School, and came out with a victory with the score of 35-21. Led by 21-unanswered first half points and two fourth quarter touchdowns, the Wolverines pulled out of reach of the Warriors.

With that win, Woodgrove is set to travel down to Jefferson Forest High School to take on the undefeated Cavaliers in the VHSL 4A state quarterfinals matchup.

The game started with a disastrous mistake on special teams for Woodgrove, leading to the first points of the game for Sherando. On a fourth and short, the Wolverines attempted a fake punt run.

However, the snap was out of the reach of Senior Running back Charlie Clewis, and the ball sailed over his head and into the end zone, where Sherando’s Tyler Tinsman fell on the ball to put the Warriors ahead 7-0 with 11:54 left in the first half.

The Wolverines capped off a five-play, 77 yard drive with a 38 yard touchdown run by junior Quarterback Mikey Kovich. With 12 seconds remaining in the first half, the Wolverines took the lead with a three yard touchdown pass from Kovich to junior Wide Receiver Mason Grynuik.

Woodgrove Senior Anthony Williams started off strong in the second half by running back a punt 84 yards, and giving Woodgrove a 21-7 lead. Sherando answered back quickly with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Warriors Quarterback Patrick Minteer to DJ Myers with 7:27 left in the third quarter to pull the game to 21-14.

Woodgrove held the Warriors to only one touchdown for the rest of the half, as they went on the add 14 points in the final quarter of play. Woodgrove earned a trip down to Lynchburg, Virginia, in a state quarterfinal game against the Cavaliers of Jefferson Forest High School on Friday, November 27 at 7pm.