Week 1 game recaps

Meadowbrook 20, Manchester 13
Senior Terrelle Whitaker turned in a big game for the Monarchs, catching a four-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Talik Mann and returning a kick-off 75 yards to seal the win for the Monarchs.

Meadowbrook took an early lead, but after Manchester’s Jonathan Duhart returned an interception for an 86-yard touchdown to bring the score to 14-13, the Monarch special teams came up huge with a blocked extra point to preserve the lead.

“He (Duhart) is one of the best athletes the Central Region has to offer,” explained Meadowbrook Head Coach Troy Taylor.

Junior Justin Miller enjoyed a great game for the Monarchs carrying the ball 31 times for 148 yards and a touchdown. Linebacker Kane Smith led the defense with four tackles, two sacks and an interception.

With the win, Meadowbrook improved to 1-1, and travels to Highland Springs this Friday for a 7 p.m. kick-off.

Manchester (1-1)      0 - 0 - 7 - 6 -- 13
Meadowbrook (1-1)  0 - 14 - 0 - 6 -- 20

Cosby 42, Matoaca 21
Quarterback Blake Bowen got Matoaca off to a great start, throwing three touchdown passes in the first quarter to Trevion Armstrong, Khalil Coleman and David Njoku respectively.

Bowen was injured in the second quarter of the game, and did not return to action, but will return in week three. Junior linebacker Josh Alston led Matoaca with 14 tackles.

The Warriors led 21-14, but the Titans rallied back with 28 unanswered points, including three touchdowns scored off of turnovers- an interception and two fumble recoveries that were returned for scores.

Cosby improved to 1-1, bouncing back from a loss to Thomas Dale while Matoaca fell to 0-2. The Warriors will look to rebound against Clover Hill in their home opener at 7 p.m. Friday.

Matoaca (0-2)   21 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 21
Cosby (1-1)       7 - 7 - 14 - 14 -- 42


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