It was another action packed Friday night for Ashburn high school football teams, as hosted its second straight game against a traditional Virginia football power, while and each hit the road for key early season matchups.
Stone Bridge 24 Chantilly 8
Stone Bridge hosted the Chantilly Chargers in a game pitting two of the Washington Post's top-ranked teams. The third-ranked Bulldogs raced out to an early lead on the shoulders of a stout defense and banner rushing performance by Rassaun Goldring, resulting in a 24-8 win. Forced into action at running back because of teammates’ injuries, the fleet-footed Goldring raced for 147 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries. Alabama-bound All-American candidate Jonathan Allen had another dominant performance, recording a sack on the Chargers first offensive play and later recovering a fumble after another sack. The win was the second in a row for the Bulldogs against tough Concorde District competition, after beating Robinson in convincing fashion last week.
The Bulldogs (2-0) kickoff Liberty District play next week when they head to Reston to take on South Lakes (1-1).
Briar Woods 43 Park View 0
The Falcons followed up last week's hard-fought win over Ashburn rival Broad Run with a dominating performance against Park View to pick up their first Dulles District win of the season. Quarterback Trace McSorley hit on all cylinders, completing 12 of 16 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns. Wake Forest-bound tight end Cam Serigne played his usual roll as McSorley's favorite receiver, hauling in six passes for 115 yards and two scores. Junior linebacker Chris Larco filled the stat line for the smothering Falcon defense, recording eight total tackles, a sack, a tackle for a loss and an interception. Check out Chuck Moore's (www.randomsnapsphotography.com) great game photos with this article.
Briar Woods will host Dulles District foe Dominion (1-1) next Friday.
Woodbridge 40 Broad Run 22
After blanking Woodbridge 32-0 last season, the Spartans could never recover from an early deficit this year, falling to the Wolverines 40-22. Logan Farrar took the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, and teammate Jaylen Avent added scoring runs of 32 yards and 66 yards to help the Wolverines take a commanding 20-0 halftime lead. A 28-yard Brady Reitzel to Chuck Davis touchdown pass helped Broad Run make a game of it in the third quarter, but two straight Woodbridge touchdowns put the game out of reach as the Wolverines exacted a measure of revenge against the Spartans.
Broad Run has a bye week before hosting Ashburn rival Stone Bridge on September 21 in a clash of community football titans. Last year, the Bulldogs came back from a 24-0 deficit against the Spartans to capture the 31-30 overtime win in one of the most memorable games in local history.