RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Highland Springs continues its stranglehold on the top spot in the rankings, after a big comeback win this past Friday. Spots four through eight remain the same, while Cosby makes its first appearance in the poll.
1) Highland Springs (7-0, was #1)- At halftime this past Friday, it looked as though the Springers’ winning streak was in jeopardy, but 26 unanswered second half points powered Highland Springs past Manchester and onto its 36th win in a row. vs. Atlee, 10/25
2) Hopewell (6-0, was #3)- The Blue Devils’ offense continues to soar, as Hopewell downed Petersburg, 64-20. TreVeyon Henderson added an additional five touchdowns, bringing his total to 24 in six games. vs. Dinwiddie, 10/18
3) Manchester (5-1, was #2)- Manchester looked like it was on its way to taking over the number one spot, leading Highland Springs at halftime, 16-0, but the Springers mounted a charge to grab the win. Still no worries for the Lancers, as they should be just fine come playoff time. @ Midlothian, 10/18
4) Varina (6-1, was #4)- It was another strong showing by the Blue Devils in all three phases during a 48-10 win at Patrick Henry. Bobby Dunn had four touchdown passes in the win, three to Barry Hill. vs. Henrico, 10/18
5) Louisa (6-0, was #5)- The Lions kept rolling, winning their 26th straight regular season game with a 55-14 triumph at Monticello. Louisa finds itself just four wins shy of its third consecutive perfect regular season, second under head coach Will Patrick. @ Kettle Run, 10/18
6) Deep Run (6-0, was #6)- Deep Run pushed past rival Douglas Freeman, 29-6, and continues its best start since 2008. Bo Kite threw for a touchdown and ran for an additional two scores. vs. Mills Godwin, 10/18
7) Monacan (5-1, was #7)- It was a close call, but the Chiefs won their fourth straight game with a 21-20 nail-biting win over Midlothian. Tyler Hensley tallied two passing touchdown and Josiah Nelson rushed for 161 yards and a score. @ Powhatan, 10/18
8) Thomas Dale (4-2, was #8)- The Knights bounced back from their loss to Hopewell with a convincing 75-12 win over Meadowbrook. Chris Tyree returned to action, after missing two games with a sprained ankle. He scored three times on the ground and rushed for 150 yards in his first game back. vs. Prince George, 10/18
9) Benedictine (5-2, was #10)- The Cadets used 13 fourth quarter points to break a tie and top River Road rival Collegiate, 27-14. Henry Dolan found the endzone three times on the ground, including the deciding final two scores of the game. vs. Woodberry Forest, 10/19
10) Douglas Freeman (5-2, was #9)- The Rebels fell into an early hole against Deep Run, trailing 20-0 after a half, and could not climb back. The loss snapped Douglas Freeman’s five game winning streak. vs. Hermitage, 10/25
11) Thomas Jefferson (5-1, was #12)- After an open date, the Vikings returned to action with a 29-0 shutout win over cross-town rival John Marshall. Jaylen Tyler threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns, as TJ pitched its first shutout of 2019. @ Caroline, 10/18
12) Cosby (5-1, was NR)- The Titans won their fifth straight game behind the leg of kicker Kyle Lowe. Cosby led 15-0 at the half, saw that lead disappear, but Lowe connected on his fourth field goal of the night as time expired to clinch the win. @ L.C. Bird, 10/18
Dropped out: Matoaca,
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