NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of August 31

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of August 31

Here is this week's NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 for the week of August 31, 2015:

1) L.C. Bird (1-0)- The Skyhawks picked up right where they left off last season, downing Meadowbrook, 31-0, to kick off the 2015 campaign. J.B. Wright stole the show on the ground, rushing for four touchdowns. (Last week- #1; @ Thomas Dale, 9/4)

2) Hermitage (1-0)- Herm needed a little extra time to grit out a victory against Highland Springs in our Game of the Week, earning the 21-20 overtime win over the Springers. Alex Burton booted the game-winning point for the Panthers. (Last week- #3; @Meadowbrook, 9/4)

3) Highland Springs (0-1)- The Springers don't drop far after last week's loss to Hermitage, as they still put together a solid showing in defeat. Despite the season opening loss, look for them to be a key topic of playoff talk going forward. (Last week- #2; @ Norview, 9/4)

4) Benedictine (0-0)- The Cadets will wait until this week to kick off their season, an experienced team with numerous Division I prospects that is coming off a state title. (Last week- #4, vs. St. John Paul the Great @ Randolph-Macon, 9/4)

5) Henrico (0-0)- It's the first game week of the season for the Warriors, who return 20 of 22 starters from last year's turnaround team. They'll get a good week one test against Mills Godwin. (Last week- #5; @ Mills Godwin, 9/4)

6) Monacan (1-0)- There seemed to be no issues for the Chiefs last week in a 48-6 rout of Caroline. If this past Friday is any indication, Khalik Hamlin is a name you'll hear a lot this season. The senior running back scored four total touchdowns in the win. (Last week- #6; @ Glen Allen, 9/3)

7) Hanover (0-0)- The Hawks have an experienced team with a lot of returning starters and will get their first game action of the season in this Friday. Hanover boasts one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the area in Clayton Cheatham. (Last week- #7; @ Dinwiddie, 9/4)

8) Dinwiddie (1-0)- It was a great start to the season for the Generals, who took care of a talented James Monroe team by a 48-34 count. Bryce Witt threw for a pair of touchdowns, while James Lyons rushed for two scores, as well. (Last week- #9; vs. Hanover, 9/4)

9) Thomas Dale (1-0)- Friday marked a nice opening statement for the Knights, who topped cross-county foe Cosby, 30-17. After a slow first quarter, Dale rattled off 23 unanswered points. Matthew Lawton tossed three touchdowns, while Brian Bullock caught two, scoring after the catch. (Last week- #10, vs. L.C. Bird, 9/4)

10) Atlee (0-0)- The Raiders move up a spot, despite not opening until this week. Atlee's high-powered offense will be what opponents will try to contain this year. (Last week- #11; vs. Deep Run, 9/3)

11) Cosby (0-1)- After notching the opening score against Thomas Dale, the Knights put the Titans in too big of a hole to climb out of. Still, Cosby has the potential to bounce back and put together a very successful campaign. (Last week- #8; vs. Matoaca, 9/4)

12) Manchester (1-0)- A young Lancers team got out to a good start this past Friday, racking up the points in a 58-36 win at Matoaca. Brendon Clark and Stephen Hall appeared to settle in at QB and RB, respectively, and the Lancers had some good special teams moments as well. (Last week- NR; @ Huguenot, 9/12)

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