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Monarchs' offense too much for Dukes
It had been 13 years since Menchville football had a night like Friday.
David Macklin was the star then, and this time it was Clifton Richardson. Richardson rushed for 201 yards and threw for 89 as the Monarchs (2-5, 1-5 Peninsula District) defeated Gloucester 50-34 for their first Peninsula District win of the season. Richardson, who has played quarterback and receiver this season, scored three touchdowns.
It was the first time Menchville had scored 50 points or more since 1995, when it defeated Gloucester 51-3. Macklin, who has played eight years in the NFL, ran for 241 yards and four touchdowns that night.
Menchville took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a 5-yard run by Richardson.
A touchdown pass from Ray Harris to Brandon Chadwick cut the lead to 40-34 going into the fourth quarter, but the Monarchs put it away with a 37-yard field goal by Austin Norton and a 2-yard run by Richardson.
Menchville rushed for 412 yards, 133 coming from tailback Erin VanNorman. Harris had 141 rushing yards and 133 passing for Gloucester (0-7, 0-6).
The teams combined for 783 yards and no punts.
Norfolk Ac. 20, NSA 14William Scott's 65-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Covington with 1:12 remaining capped Norfolk Academy's fourth-quarter rally.
Down 14-6 early in the fourth, Scott scored on a 12-yard run to cut the deficit to 14-12. Scott finished 5-for-9 passing for 143 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions to lead the Bulldogs (5-2, 4-0 Tidewater Conference).
Isaac Ballou caught five passes for 105 yards with a touchdown to lead the Saints (3-4, 2-1).
Christchurch 19, Blue Ridge 14Josh Lovell, James Ford and Noble Cunningham each scored once in the Seahorses' home win.
Lovell's 48-yard fumble return gave Christchurch (1-4, 1-1 Old Dominion Football Conference) an early 6-0 lead.
Speedy MacCouley's first touchdown pass, an 83-yard strike to Scott Williams, tied the game in the second quarter, but Ford's 1-yard scoring run later in the quarter gave the hosts the lead for good.
Cunningham's 10-yard punt return for a score gave the Seahorses a 19-7 lead going into the fourth quarter. Cunningham also had an interception in the first half.
MacCouley's 17-yard scoring pass to Ryan Smith cut the deficit to 19-14 with four minutes left.
After a Christchurch punt, the visitors got the ball back with 2:35 left in the game with a chance to win.
MATHEWS 42, KING AND QUEEN 6Logan Moore passed for 134 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 58 yards and a score Friday as Mathews improved to 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the Tidewater District.
After a scoreless first quarter, Mathews took control with three touchdowns and led 21-6 at the half.
Mathews pushed the lead from 15-6 to 35-6 on three consecutive TD passes from Moore to Thomas Morris. The scores covered 62, 30 and 29 yards.