Bulls dominate James Monroe, claim Region I title
The PHS football team took the opening kickoff of the Region I Championship game, marched straight down the field and 14 plays, 80 yards and 5 minutes and 53 seconds later, took the lead for good. A 10 yard Thomas Garris run and Michael Lutz's extra point and the Islanders never looked back. Poquoson outgained the Jacket's in the first half, 253 yards of offense to the Jacket's 53.
James Monroe never got clicking on offense in the first half. The same couldn't be said of the Bulls. with 7:08 left in the second quarter, Poquoson took over on the 50 yard line. Nine plays and almost 5 minutes later, Luke Hill plunged into the end zone from 3 yards out, giving the Islander's a 14-0 lead. On the enusing Jacket's possession, the only held the ball 30 seconds before having to punt. Then, as time expired on the clock, Luke Hill tossed a 38 yard touchdown pass to Dylan Hill. That let the Islanders go into the break up 21-0.
To open the second half, James Monroe went three and out. It only took PHS 5 plays to find paydirt again, with Luke Hill running 13 yards for the score.
Two plays into the next Jacket's drive, Luke Hill jumped an out route, stepped in front of Demontaz Brown's pass and went 33 yards to the house, extending the Bull's lead to 35-0.
The fourth quarter was the only time James Monroe showed any spark. With 9:33 left in the game, they scored on Brown's 35 yard touchdown pass, making it 35-7.
The Bull's answered right back though, going 79 yards on 11 plays, eating up 6 minutes of the clock. Jay Diggs scampered 16 yards for the last Islander score. That made it 42-7 and sewed up the Islander's Region I championship.
Of special note, Cody Hutchinson's 102 yards rushing pushed him over the 1000 yard mark for the year.
Next up for the Islanders is the Handley Judges. They play in the state semi-final's on Saturday, December 4th at 1:30 pm at Poquoson Middle school