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Prep Football Title Wrapup

SALEM, Va. (AP) — Jayme Barksdale threw for two touchdowns and ran for another Saturday, leading Gretna to a 35-20 victory against Floyd County in the VHSL’s Group A, Division 2 state championship games.
Gretna (13-1) won its second consecutive championship and fourth since 2003, riding its dual-threat quarterback to 439 yards of offense.
Floyd County (13-1) trailed 35-7 before rallying late.
Barksdale completed 10 of 21 passes for 171 yards and TDs of 49 and 18 yards to Commillious Waller, who had four catches for 93 yards. Barksdale also carried 25 times for 141 yards, including a 6-yard TD.
Luke Harris was 24-for-39 for 265 yards with three touchdowns for Floyd County. The TDs covered 31 and 3 yards to Ethan Griffith and 10 to Christian Rodriguez. Harris was sacked four times an threw an interception.
James Monroe wins shootout, 50-46

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — John Jackson threw for 341 yards and five touchdowns Saturday and Devontae Atkins scored three times as James Monroe beat Brookville 50-46 to win the VHSL’s Group AA, Division 3 state title.
James Monroe (13-1) trailed 14-0 before Jackson connected with Atkins on a 74-yard touchdown pass. He also hit Atkins from 34 yards, Greg Edwards from 52 and 17 yards and Farkeem French from 28 to make it 50-37.
Logan Thomas threw for 363 yards and four scores for Brookville (13-1), the last a 51-yarder to Chad Mason with 4:24 left. But after the Bees’ defense held, Thomas drove Brookville to the James Monroe 27 before Atkins intercepted his first-down pass toward the end zone with 1:01 left.
The Yellow Jackets ran four plays, stepping out of the end zone for a safety on the last one to make it 50-46, and almost paid dearly.
Brookville got the ball back at its 32 with :06 left, and after Thomas threw an incomplete pass on first down, he hit Corby Weiss for 50 yards to the James Monroe 18, but time ran out before another play.
Atkins caught seven passes for 163 yards and returned a punt 77 yards for another TD for the Yellow Jackets. Jamal Smith rushed for 108 yards.
Stacey Houston ran for 151 yards and a TD for the Bees, and Alec Thompson was the top receiver with 10 catches for 154 yards and a TD.
Sims’ 6 TDs lift Oscar Smith, 54-24

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Phillip Sims threw for 334 yards and six touchdowns and Tim Smith caught four scoring passes Saturday as Oscar Smith beat Osbourn 54-24 to win the VHSL’s Group AAA, Division 6 state title.
The football championship is the first in Oscar Smith’s history.
Sims threw for 267 yards and five TDs — four to Smith — before halftime as the Tigers (15-0) took a 34-0 lead into the locker room. Smith finished with six catches for 224 yards, including TDs of 34, 64, 54 and 54 yards.
Osbourn (9-5), which won the title in 2006, was outgained 506-208.
Sims finished 14-for-22. His other TDs went to Mathias Parker and Josh Broyles. Perry Jones rushed for 150 yards the the Tigers’ last two TDs.
Thomas Keith threw for two touchdowns — one to his brother Timmy — and ran for a third for the Eagles, who managed only 38 yards on 33 carries.
Alston lifts Phoebus past Dinwiddie, 37-13

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Shawne Alston rushed for 237 yards and two touchdowns as Phoebus beat Dinwiddie 37-13 Saturday to win the VHSL’s Group AAA, Division 5 state championship at Lane Stadium.
Tahj Boyd added three touchdown passes for Phoebus (15-0), which led 14-6 at halftime and cruised to its fourth state title in eight years.
Adam Morgan, who holds many of the state’s career passing records, finished 21-for-46 for 252 yards for Dinwiddie (12-2). He threw TD passes of 21 and 7 yards to Jerrell White, who caught nine passes for 127 yards.
Boyd, who was 8-for-15 for 111 yards, threw scoring passes of 3 yards to Daquan Romero, 17 to Omyn Newkirk, and 28 to Chaz Robinson.
Alston carried 30 times and scored on runs of 8 and 32 yards.
Franklin rallies past Clintwood, 28-20

SALEM, Va. (AP) — Donzell Shearin ran for two touchdowns in the second half and dominated on both sides Saturday, lifting Franklin to a 28-20 come-from-behind victory against Clintwood in the VHSL’s Group A, Division 1 championship game.
Franklin (12-2) trailed 20-14 at halftime, but Shearin’s first of two second-half interceptions ended Clintwood’s first drive in the third quarter. Twelve plays later, he scored on a 1-yard run, pulling the Broncos even at 20-all.
Antonio Smith’s interception for Franklin on the next series got the Broncos the ball back, and Shearin capped another 12-play march with a 1-yard run for the final score.
He sealed the victory with another interception with 1:11 remaining.
Isiah Hudson rushed for 145 yards on 29 carries for Franklin, including a 4-yard TD run. Franklin improved to 2-0 in championship games. It also won in 2004.
Alec Osbourne scored twice for the Greenwave (12-2), on an 85-yard kickoff return in the opening quarter and a 2-yard run in the second. Heath Counts and Trey Meade teamed up for Clintwood’s other touchdown, a 12-yard pass from Counts that made it 20-14.
Broad Run stifles Amherst 13-0

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Chris Jessop threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Adrian Flemming and Broad Run ended Amherst County’s two-year reign in Group AA, Division 4 with a 13-0 in the VHSL championship Saturday.
Broad Run (14-0) took a 7-0 lead on Jessop’s pass to cap and 80-yard drive in the second quarter and got a 54-yard scoring march in the fourth quarter. Its defense made that more than enough, allowing just 97 yards.
Amherst County (12-2) completed just one pass, for eight yards, and never drove inside the Spartans’ 42 yard-line on its seven possessions.
The Lancers were trying to become just the second team to win three Group AA championships in a row, but left Salem (1996-98) as the only one.
Breon Earl ran 2 yards for the Spartans other touchdown.
Jessop finished 9-for-12 for 119 yards.

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Prep Football Title Wrapup

SALEM, Va. (AP) — Jayme Barksdale threw for two touchdowns and ran for another Saturday, leading Gretna to a 35-20 victory against Floyd County in the VHSL’s Group A, Division 2 state championship games.
Gretna (13-1) won its second consecutive championship and fourth since 2003, riding its dual-threat quarterback to 439 yards of offense.
Floyd County (13-1) trailed 35-7 before rallying late.
Barksdale completed 10 of 21 passes for 171 yards and TDs of 49 and 18 yards to Commillious Waller, who had four catches for 93 yards. Barksdale also carried 25 times for 141 yards, including a 6-yard TD.
Luke Harris was 24-for-39 for 265 yards with three touchdowns for Floyd County. The TDs covered 31 and 3 yards to Ethan Griffith and 10 to Christian Rodriguez. Harris was sacked four times an threw an interception.
James Monroe wins shootout, 50-46

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — John Jackson threw for 341 yards and five touchdowns Saturday and Devontae Atkins scored three times as James Monroe beat Brookville 50-46 to win the VHSL’s Group AA, Division 3 state title.
James Monroe (13-1) trailed 14-0 before Jackson connected with Atkins on a 74-yard touchdown pass. He also hit Atkins from 34 yards, Greg Edwards from 52 and 17 yards and Farkeem French from 28 to make it 50-37.
Logan Thomas threw for 363 yards and four scores for Brookville (13-1), the last a 51-yarder to Chad Mason with 4:24 left. But after the Bees’ defense held, Thomas drove Brookville to the James Monroe 27 before Atkins intercepted his first-down pass toward the end zone with 1:01 left.
The Yellow Jackets ran four plays, stepping out of the end zone for a safety on the last one to make it 50-46, and almost paid dearly.
Brookville got the ball back at its 32 with :06 left, and after Thomas threw an incomplete pass on first down, he hit Corby Weiss for 50 yards to the James Monroe 18, but time ran out before another play.
Atkins caught seven passes for 163 yards and returned a punt 77 yards for another TD for the Yellow Jackets. Jamal Smith rushed for 108 yards.
Stacey Houston ran for 151 yards and a TD for the Bees, and Alec Thompson was the top receiver with 10 catches for 154 yards and a TD.
Sims’ 6 TDs lift Oscar Smith, 54-24

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Phillip Sims threw for 334 yards and six touchdowns and Tim Smith caught four scoring passes Saturday as Oscar Smith beat Osbourn 54-24 to win the VHSL’s Group AAA, Division 6 state title.
The football championship is the first in Oscar Smith’s history.
Sims threw for 267 yards and five TDs — four to Smith — before halftime as the Tigers (15-0) took a 34-0 lead into the locker room. Smith finished with six catches for 224 yards, including TDs of 34, 64, 54 and 54 yards.
Osbourn (9-5), which won the title in 2006, was outgained 506-208.
Sims finished 14-for-22. His other TDs went to Mathias Parker and Josh Broyles. Perry Jones rushed for 150 yards the the Tigers’ last two TDs.
Thomas Keith threw for two touchdowns — one to his brother Timmy — and ran for a third for the Eagles, who managed only 38 yards on 33 carries.
Alston lifts Phoebus past Dinwiddie, 37-13

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Shawne Alston rushed for 237 yards and two touchdowns as Phoebus beat Dinwiddie 37-13 Saturday to win the VHSL’s Group AAA, Division 5 state championship at Lane Stadium.
Tahj Boyd added three touchdown passes for Phoebus (15-0), which led 14-6 at halftime and cruised to its fourth state title in eight years.
Adam Morgan, who holds many of the state’s career passing records, finished 21-for-46 for 252 yards for Dinwiddie (12-2). He threw TD passes of 21 and 7 yards to Jerrell White, who caught nine passes for 127 yards.
Boyd, who was 8-for-15 for 111 yards, threw scoring passes of 3 yards to Daquan Romero, 17 to Omyn Newkirk, and 28 to Chaz Robinson.
Alston carried 30 times and scored on runs of 8 and 32 yards.
Franklin rallies past Clintwood, 28-20

SALEM, Va. (AP) — Donzell Shearin ran for two touchdowns in the second half and dominated on both sides Saturday, lifting Franklin to a 28-20 come-from-behind victory against Clintwood in the VHSL’s Group A, Division 1 championship game.
Franklin (12-2) trailed 20-14 at halftime, but Shearin’s first of two second-half interceptions ended Clintwood’s first drive in the third quarter. Twelve plays later, he scored on a 1-yard run, pulling the Broncos even at 20-all.
Antonio Smith’s interception for Franklin on the next series got the Broncos the ball back, and Shearin capped another 12-play march with a 1-yard run for the final score.
He sealed the victory with another interception with 1:11 remaining.
Isiah Hudson rushed for 145 yards on 29 carries for Franklin, including a 4-yard TD run. Franklin improved to 2-0 in championship games. It also won in 2004.
Alec Osbourne scored twice for the Greenwave (12-2), on an 85-yard kickoff return in the opening quarter and a 2-yard run in the second. Heath Counts and Trey Meade teamed up for Clintwood’s other touchdown, a 12-yard pass from Counts that made it 20-14.
Broad Run stifles Amherst 13-0

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Chris Jessop threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Adrian Flemming and Broad Run ended Amherst County’s two-year reign in Group AA, Division 4 with a 13-0 in the VHSL championship Saturday.
Broad Run (14-0) took a 7-0 lead on Jessop’s pass to cap and 80-yard drive in the second quarter and got a 54-yard scoring march in the fourth quarter. Its defense made that more than enough, allowing just 97 yards.
Amherst County (12-2) completed just one pass, for eight yards, and never drove inside the Spartans’ 42 yard-line on its seven possessions.
The Lancers were trying to become just the second team to win three Group AA championships in a row, but left Salem (1996-98) as the only one.
Breon Earl ran 2 yards for the Spartans other touchdown.
Jessop finished 9-for-12 for 119 yards.

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