LYNCHBURG VA EM-SPORTS 9/20/19
Glass did not waste any time to score with DreSean Kendrick ran for three touchdowns a 19- yard touchdown a 65- yards touchdown 6- yards touchdown. Ty Foster with a 2-yards touchdown,
D'Moe Mosley 38- yards touchdown and Tyler Garrett kicked a 56- yard field goal with 15
second left before halftime. Jefferson Forest got on the scoreboard with quarterback
Blake Riddlebarger hook up with a 60- yards pass to Danteas Draxton for a touchdown with
6:33 left in the second quarter. Blake throws a 70- yard touchdown pass to Braxton for a touchdown.
Glass came back to score 2 more touchdowns with Quoterrius Craighead 2- yards run for
a touchdown and D'Moe Mosley 18-yards touchdown. It was a high-scoring game Glass came out on top 59 to 21.
KJ Vaughan rumbled for a season-high 176 rushing yards while quarterback Kameron Burns added 102 passing yards.
Heritage struck on its opening drive, with 80 yards pass from Quarterback Kameron Burns. Burns to Thomas was good for a 15 yard pass for a TD. The Pioneers recovered a fumble on Appomattox's 40- yard line first drive and scored when running back Krystian Rivera crossed the goalline from 6 yards out with a rushing TD. Krystian Vaughan opened the second quarter with a 1-yard TD for Heritage to give them a 21-0 in the first half. Kyron Thomas with his 4.3 speed, hit the left side for a 51-yard touchdown run for the Pioneers.
First home game for Appomattox Raiders against Rustburg it was a tough defensive game. The Raiders scored on 38 yards pass from Quarterback Tre Lawing to Tromontez Booker for a touchdown with 6:53 to go in the first quarter. Rustburg fumbled the ball on Raiders 40 yard line and Cristian Ferguson
carried the ball down to one yard line before Tre Lawing finished the drive with a run for another touchdown putting the Raiders went up 17-0 with 3:21 to go in the third quarter. Appomattox did not score in the fourth quarter and shut the Red Devils out for the big rivalry win.
Heritage Pioneers lose their 2019 season opener, to Vance High School, 35-7
The defending VHSL Class 3A state champs hosting the opening game of the 2019 campaign in the friendly confines of Lynchburg City Stadium. Heritage was looking to begin the new season as they had finished the old one, with a win. However, the Pioneers' opening opponent was no ordinary team.
The Vance Cougars were one of the top teams in the state of North Carolina. They were a challenge like none Heritage had faced in a long time. The Cougars had lost in their NCHSL Class 4AA State title game the year before.
Everyone had waited all offseason for a chance to get back on the field. The Pioneers were looking to start the chase for consecutive state titles and the Cougars were looking to make their presence felt and represent the state of North Carolina to their neighboring opponents.
The Cougars were the better team all night long. As both teams attempted to control the lines of scrimmage and make plays on the perimeter, only the Vance Cougars were successful. Vance scored the first touchdown in the first quarter and proceeded to score twice more in the second quarter. Heritage was hardly able to muster very many positive plays and found themselves in a hole at 21-0 at the half.
Heritage was determined to make some hay and breakthrough in the second half. Yet every time the Pioneers made a good move, the Cougars were one or two steps ahead.
When it was all said and done, the visiting Cougars for Charlotte, NC, were the team celebrating a season opening win. The Pioneers were never able to establish a consistent threat and were overmatched on this first Friday night under the lights for high school football.
With the loss, Heritage's 13-game winning streak was snapped. They will look to learn from this loss and put this defeat in the rearview. The Pioneers will hit the road next week as they travel to play John Marshall High School in Richmond, VA.
by EMSPORTS.org 8/30/2019
EC Glass Hilltoppers dominate Charlottesville Knights, 58-0, in their 2019 Opening Game
DreSean Kendrick is the 2019 Titan Trophy Winner
On Tuesday night in Lynchburg, Virginia, many fine young student athletes gathered together for a common goal. These young men were being honored for their athletic achievements on the football gridiron.
The Holiday Inn was the host site for the 2019 Titan Trophy Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Titan Trophy Sports Club. The presitgiouns organization was in its 13th year honoring local football players for their accomplishments on the football field as well as in the for their leadership and presence in the classroom and communities surrounding Lynchburg.
The highlight of the evening was the recipient of the Titan Trohpy. A magnificently design trophy that showcased a football player with a stiff-arm motion symbolizing an athlete's dedication and effort in the field of play.
This year's award winner was DreSean Kendrick, rising senior QB/DB at EC Glass High School. The nominees for this award are chosen based on their success in the previous season and the requirement that they have not graduated from high school.
Kendrick, whose father Andre' Kendrick was a star at EC Glass and then Virginia Tech in the mid to late 1990s, will be the focal point of the EC Glass offense and defense this season. EC Glass completed a very successful 2018 campaign with a deep run into the regional playoffs. They will look to compete in the vaunted Seminole District as well as breakthrough into the VHSL 4A State Playoffs and no other person is more important to his team than DreSean Kendrick.
story by EM-Sports.org 8/28/2019
Lynchburg) Heritage knocked off Brookville 60 -48 The Pioneers lead the whole game The bees came within five- points to tie the game up.Keonte Starks got hot to put Heritage way out front with 16 points. he got help from Davis with 9 points and Lambert with 9 points Donna Cook was the leading scorer for Brookville 17 points but it was not enough. by EM-SPORTS 1/22/19
GATE CITY SLAMS THE DOOR ON RE LEE, WINS STATE TITLE GOING AWAY
If you have never heard the name Mac McClung, get to your nearest computer or tablet and look for him on Google or Youtube. Mac McClung or the Mac Attack is a human highlight waiting to happen. Mr. McClung did not disappoint in the state title game versus powerhouse Robert E. Lee-Staunton. In the 80-65 victory, Gate City captured their first ever boys’ basketball state championship, McClung dazzled the Siegel Center with an array of scoring moves and high-flying, slam dunks to score a VHSL championship record, 47 points. The record broke the old mark set by Cave Spring’s JJ Redick.
McClung will continue his basketball career with the Georgetown Hoyas next season. On this remarkable career, he also set the VHSL career scoring record with 2800 points, besting the previous record set by Caleb Tanner (Floyd County) back in 2014.
In all the years, EM Sports has seen VHSL championships, Mac McClung may be the most exciting, most explosive basketball player to have participated on the biggest stage. Many great players have battled for the championships at historic venues like U-Hall in Charlottesville, Salem Civic Center, Vines Center at Liberty University and currently at VCU’s Siegel Center, but known were as impressive as Mac McClung. He would split opposing double teams, throw down rim-rattling dunks and leave the crowd in a frenzy with his breathtaking moves. He was no slouch on defense either because his jumping prowess allowed him to rise up to the level of taller players and dispatch their shots off the backboard or into the crowd. Mac McClung get do it from the outside with his smooth stroke from behind the three-point line or just gracefully make his was into the paint which usually meant the final exclamation point was his customary slam dunk.
Mac McClung will be known for making a lot of defenders dizzy and reaching for air. McClung, confidently handled the ball with ease and his quickness made him a nightmare for bigger opponents. The last points that McClung scored were very fitting of his career. In the final seconds of the Gate City championship celebration, McClung found himself with the ball in his hands and in flight to the basket. A reverse dunk completed his high school career in a fashion complimentary of a player who was head and shoulders better than anyone during his career.
BY EMSPORTS 03/11/2018