The JV football team is rolling, improving their record to 4-0 after shutting out Tabb 21-0 on Thursday.
Ethan Bryce scored first for the Islanders, going in from 5 yards out as the first quarter ended. Bryce Burgner add the PAT.
In the second quarter, Trey Hicks plunged in from 3 yards out and Burgners PAT made it 14-0 going into the half.
After a scoreless third, Logan Swartz went 36 yars from scrimmage, making it 21-0.
Next up for the Bulls are Jamestown.
Poquoson's JV football team improved their season record to 3-0 with a 34-0 pasting of the Warhill Lions tonite. Logan Scwartz started things off with a 51 yard for a TD on just the second offensive play of the game for the Bulls. Bryce Burgner added the extra point.
On Warhill's next possesion, Mitchell Petain picked off a Lions pass and went 55 yards for the score. Burgners PAT made it 14-0 halfway thru the 1st quater.
Just as the 1st period ended, Cole Walker had a fumble recovery that led to the next Islanders score. Trey Hicks took the ball in on a 5 yard run, followed by another PAT by Burgner.
After another defensive stop, Hicks hooked up with Walker for a 46 yard TD pass but the extra point was blocked, leaving the score 27-0 at the half in favor of the Bulls.
The second half, most of the second teamers played for PHS. The third stanza was a scoreless affair but early in the 4th , Chuck Hess went two yards to pay dirt, followed by Michael Forrest's PAT. That made the score 34-0 in favor of the Bulls, which is where it ended.
The Islanders next play Tabb at home on Sept 22nd at 6:30 PM.
Virginia Preps picked the Poquoson/Grafton game as the number one game of the week for all games played this past weekend. Seems they knew exactly what they were talking about.
The intensity was thick in the air long before kickoff. With a crowd of about 2,500 looking on, the Clippers took the opening kickoff, drove 76 yards in 9 plays for the games first score. For the Clipper faithful, that was to be the only bright spot of the night.
The Bulls controlled the clock on the next drive, using 15 plays and 7 minutes and 35 seconds, going 77 yards down the field. Unfortunately, they need 78 yards to score, and were denied as William Emeny was wrestled to the ground one yard short of paydirt.
The rest of the first half was a defensive struggle as both teams punted the ball back and forth down the field, Poquoson punting twice and Grafton 3 times.
Only an minute and a half into the second half, the Islanders knotted the score at 7 all. On a very quick 67 yard drive, speared by Dylan Hill's 50 yard scamper, William Emeny took it the last 5 yards for the Bulls TD.
After another Grafton 3 and out, PHS scored to take the lead for good on Emeny's 34 yard run, making it 14-7 Poquoson with well over one half of the third quarter still to play.
Another 3 and out for the Clippers and the Bulls took over on their own 27 yard line. Asserting their will against Grafton, they consumed over 6 minutes off the clock, using 11 plays to get the score on a beautiful pass from Chase Pinder to Tank Bloom from 21 yards out.
Any chance Grafton had of getting back into the game was stymied on the fifth play of their next drive when John Britt picked off Robbie Hiser's pass at the Poquoson 35 yard line.
The rest of the game was a defensive battle as both teams were unable tomount much offense. The final score was 21-7 Poquoson and the celebration began.
The Islanders square off next against the Warhill Lions at 7pm on Friday Sept 16th at Cooley Field.
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Despite a short week due to Hurricane Irene's impending arrival, the Bulls traveled to Southampton High School on Thursday August 25th and walked off the field with a 32-15 victory over the Indians.
On Southampton's second play from scrimmage, Austin Turner recovered an Indian fumble on SHS's 35 yard line. On the second play from scrimmage, William Emeny went 36 yards to pay dirt. The PAT was blocked, but less the 2 minutes into the game, the Bulls lead 6-0.
After a long drive by Southampton that resulted in no points, the Islanders went 3 and out as did the Indians. That ended the 1st quarter with PHS up 6-0.
On the ensuing Islander drive, they lost a fumble at midfield. Southampton pounced on the mistake, scoring with just 3:25 left in the half to take their only lead of the evening, 7-6.
The Bulls answered right back, going 90 yards in 9 plays, scoring on Emeny's two yard plunge. Three key plays in that drive were a 32 yard run by Emeny, a 30 yard naked bootleg by QB Chase Pinder and a 15 yard run by Dylan Hill. The 2 pt conversion was no good.
On the kickoff, Brandon Crowley recovered an Indian fumble, setting the Islanders up for another potential score. However, Pinder's heave into the end zone as time expired was intercepted by Southampton. The Bulls nursed a 12-7 lead going into the break.
The second half opened with some fireworks, with Dylan Hill picking up the kickoff at the 12 yard line and going straight up the middle for an 88 yard Kickoff return for a Touchdown. Michael Roy added the PAT, and just like that, the Bulls were up 19-7.
Four plays in the Indians next drive, Emeny fell on another loose ball, SHS's third turnover of the evening. Five plays later, Emeny dashed 25 yards for another score but the PAT was blocked. Midway thru the 3rd quarter the Bulls lead 25-7.
Southampton then went on a long drive that pretty much ate up the rest of the clock in the third, scoring on a 9 yard run with just 7 seconds left in the quarter. The 2 point conversion was good, bringing the score to 25-15.
The Bulls next drive finished off the scoring for the evening. Nine plays and 53 yards later, Dylan Hill went 10 yards for the score. Roy added the PAT to bring it to 32-15.
Any hope the Indians had of getting back into the game was thwarted by Reece Thornburg's pick with 3:33 left in the game. The Bulls then just ran out the clock from there.
The Islanders are in action next on Friday September 9th at 7 PM at Poquoson Middle School against the Grafton Clippers.
The PHS JV football team opened the season with a 26-12 win on Aug 25th against the visiting Southampton Indians.
Logan Swartz scored the Bulls First touchdown of the night, with Bryce Burgner adding the extra point.
Southampton answered on the ensuing kickoff but missed the PAT. The first Quarter ended with the score 7-6 in favor of the Bulls.
Bryce Burgner scored the second TD for the Bulls, bringing the score to 14-6. After another Bulls touchdown, the score was 20-6 midway thru the 2nd quarter. Southampton answered but failed on the PAT, the Nate Hall returned the kickoff for a score. The half ended with the Bulls up 26-12.
The second half was a defenisve struggle, with neither team able to punch it in. The game ended with the Islanders on top 26-12.
JV's next game is Sept 8th at 6:30 at Bailey Field against the Grafton Clippers
(Special thanks to Sandra Cannella for providing me with details of the game)