6A State Football Championship Blog!

style=> What a convincing performance put forth this
afternoon by the Centreville Wildcats, who rolled to a 35-6 victory over
previously undefeated Oscar Smith to cap their first ever undefeated season at
15-0 overall today at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium in
Charlottesville. It's Centreville's
first state title in 13 years, and they handed the Tigers their most lopsided
playoff defeat since 2003.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Centreville's three rushing threats of QB
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Scott Walter, RB
normal'>A.J. Turner and FB Taylor
class=SpellE>Boose were punishing.
Defensively, they were able to harass the Tigers, contain their running
game and force turnovers, turning one into a touchdown.
style=> Linebacker
normal'>Chad Wiggins and Xavier
class=SpellE>Nickens-Yzer, who helped spark the rout with his pick
six early in the first quarter to push the lead to double-digits.

State Championship Final Stats:
style=> (Thanks to the guys at
normal'>STATVA - -

Wildcats 35:
style=> (15-0 Overall)
A.J. Turner - - 18Car. 175Yds. 2TD's; 2Rec. 7Yds.
Scott Walter - - 3-5 for 11Yds. 0-1TD/Int.
ratio; 22Car. 90Yds. 2TD's
Taylor Boose - - 16Car. 62Yds.
Tyler Love - - 5.5 Total Tackles (4 Solo)
John Jennings - - 3 Solo Tackles
Christian Brooks - - 3 Solo Tackles, 2TFL, 2 Sacks
Chad Wiggins - - 2.5 Tackles (2 Solo), 1.5TFL, Sack
Wildcats - - 338 Total Yards (11 Pass, 56Car. 327Yds.), 7 of 12 Third Downs

Smith Tigers 6:
style=> (14-1 Overall)
Shon Mitchell - - 7-21 for 74Yds. 1-2TD/Int. ratio
DeShawn McClease - - 10Car.
Dashawn Hatten - - 2Rec.
Kamathi Holsey - - 1Rec.
25Yds. TD
Jaylen Bradshaw - - 2Rec. 11Yds; 1Car. 20Yds
Keshaan Cuffee - - 9
Tackles (8 Solo), TFL, Fumble Recovery
Dior Dawson - - 8 Tackles (7 Solo)
Tigers - - 88 Total Yards (74 Pass, 18Car. 14Yds.), 2 of 8 Third Downs

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Key Stats were Time of Possession, where Centreville
had a commanding 34:02 to 13:58 advantage.
The Wildcats also allowed Oscar Smith to convert only 2 of 9 tries on
third/fourth downs. Additionally, the
running attack was incredible for one team and not so great for the other.
style=> Opponents hadn't been able to turn Oscar
Smith all year long, and today the Tigers had a season-high four, all coming at
the wrong time. Centreville got it done
in the red zone as well.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We'll have More Coverage to come with
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Rod Johnson and yours truly - - so keep
it here all weekend long and all week long on for a Game
Recap and Postgame Sound!

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It is in the books,
our second VHSL Football State Championship of the day here at the University
of Virginia's Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.
Earlier, it was L.C. Bird rallying from 15 down to defeat Briar Woods,
35-28 in the 5A title game. Also
hoisting the trophy in a couple of minutes will be the Centreville Wildcats.

background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>6A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL -

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We'll have Final Stats, postgame reaction and much more
to come - - so you'll want to keep it tuned right here to!

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Centreville fans
- - who have the Oscar Smith contingency outweighed by at least double, maybe
triple on this day full of shivers in Charlottesville - - are ready to erupt
with their Wildcats leading the Tigers by a commanding count of 35-6 with 2:13
to play.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>On Twitter, Tom
Garrett asked me, "When was the last time a team in Virginia beat Oscar
Smith like this?" Some quick research
work reveals that in the postseason you have to go back to either Salem by a
count of 33-7 in the 2006 Eastern Region Championship or Landstown
by a margin of 35-6 in the 2003 regional semifinals.
style=> That speaks to what Centreville has done
today, playing a sensational game on both sides of the ball, forcing turnovers,
applying pressure on the QB, rattling the Tigers on offense and using a physical
ground attack to their advantage.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Oscar Smith is staring at a fourth down with 1:55 to go
and a bad snap results in Centreville taking over with
the Wildcats on top 35-6. Coach
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Chris Haddock simply could not ask for
much more from his bunch in the rain and the cold today.
style=> Haddock has to be freezing his fanny off as
the players just delivered the Gatorade bath to him.
style=> He's smiling from ear to ear, though, and
doesn't mind considering just how well his team played from start to finish.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Another Centreville
drive ends in a turnover. If this thing
were close, the Wildcats would be kicking themselves as they've left at least
14 points out no the field, but it's not, and they lead Oscar Smith 28-6 with
3:04 to play.
normal'> Cuffee with a fumble recovery for the
Tigers, but Oscar Smith gives it right back on a turnover.
style=> After Andrew
Ridenour, the senior linebacker for Centreville, flattens Tigers freshman
QB Shon
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Mitchell on a pass attempt, the
Wildcats recover a fumble.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In this pouring rain on a downright brutally cold day,
it's understandable that the ninth grader had trouble gripping the ball when he
dropped back to pass. Shortly
thereafter, Centreville junior A.J.
Turner continued his marvelous day with a touchdown run to extend the Wildcats'
lead to 29.

to play - - Centreville 35, Oscar Smith 6

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Some might've seen Centreville winning.
style=> After all, both teams were
undefeated coming in and the Wildcats had won every contest by at least 20
points. No one saw Centreville
winning by this wide of a margin against a squad that beat them 47-21 in the
State Championship only two years ago.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To say overpowering
might be an understatement. The
Centreville Wildcats have almost 300 yards rushing as senior QB
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Scott Walter, junior RB
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>A.J. Turner (perhaps the Player of the
Game with his game-changing speed) and fullback
normal'>Taylor Boose have been the triple-threat

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Oscar Smith is able to come up with a crucial red zone
takeaway courtesy of sophomore linebacker
normal'> Beckett, a name to watch out for in the future.
style=> It might be too late.
style=> Even if it's not, Centreville answers right
back with junior linebacker Xavier
class=SpellE>Nickens-Yzer notching his second interception of the
day. He's shining in a grad way on this
rainy December Saturday evening in Charlottesville.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Wildcats, leading 28-6 with under
five minutes to play, can sense that they are minutes away from capturing their
first state title since 2000. That year,
the team finished 12-2 overall and held off Deep Creek, another Southeastern
District school, by a count of 28-26 in the State Championship.
style=> This squad will make its place history,
looking to achieve the program's first ever undefeated season.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Just when Oscar
Smith thought they might have something going, Centreville is able to
class=GramE>burn more clock on third-and-2 from the 27-yard line with QB
Scott Walter reading his blocks and maneuvering
with his legs for a first down. Coming
in, Walter had produced 35 total touchdowns and he's had two of the rushing
variety this afternoon to raise his season total to 10 in that department.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Centreville simply looks like seasoned pros in the
rain, steadily breaking off chunks of yardage on the ground in various
directions - - left, right or up the middle.
The latest plow up the middle comes from Walter into Oscar Smith
territory as the Wildcats lead it 28-6 with under seven minutes to play.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Well, there will be
no shutout by the Centreville defense, but they've still done a great job, considering
they had given up 62 points in the last two games combined.
style=> Oscar Smith breaks loose for a touchdown on
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Mitchell's 25-yard scoring pass to
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Holsey, a senior
playing the final game of his career in a Tigers uniform.
style=> The PAT is blocked.

left to play - - Centreville 28, Oscar Smith 6

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As long as Centreville doesn't start turning the ball
over and doing a poor job of managing the clock, this one is theirs.
style=> For three quarters, they've turned in a
dominating performance, and in many ways a
surprisingly dominant performance.

style=> Before the end of the third quarter, Oscar
Smith recovers a fumble and Hokies commit
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Bradshaw on the future rival field of
his here at UVA goes 30 yards on a reverse to put the Tigers at the 25-yard
line of Centreville. That's the longest
play from scrimmage for this potent Oscar Smith attack that coming into today
has scored 40+ points on ten occasions this season.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Tigers will start the fourth quarter down by 28,
hoping to avoid being shutout for the first time since 2002 when they lost to
Western Branch 58-0.

3rdQ - - Centreville 28, Oscar Smith 0

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Needless to say, this has been an awesome defensive performance
by Centreville to keep the high-flying Tigers in check.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Although his team is
having a rough afternoon, junior DE Josh
Sweat (22 sacks at last check) is showing why he is regarded as one of the
top recruits nationally in the Class of 2015 as he unloads on a ball carrier
for a monster hit. This Centreville team
keeps pounding that rock though and they finish it off on third-and-1 with QB
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Scott Walter's touchdown run.
style=> It's Walter's second
of the day.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Not enough can be said about this Centreville offensive
line and the job they've done, facing one of the very best defensive lines
around. They've truly been superb versus
a nationally-ranked Tigers team and are on the verge of pitching a shutout for
three quarters of play. Absolutely
stunning, no doubt about it . . .

left 3rdQ - - Centreville 28, Oscar Smith 0

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Oscar Smith has life
as sophomore defender Keyvone
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Bruton intercepts
a pass for the Tigers with Centreville driving down the field with its running
game breaking off 3-5 yards time after time after
time. Can Bruton's
INT give the Tigers the jolt they need here in the rain and cold at UVA?

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Well, not unless the Oscar Smith offense can get things
revved up. A bad snap by the center is
recovered by Centreville sophomore defensive end
normal'>Christian Brooks and the Wildcats have great field position at the
12-yard line of Oscar Smith, leading 21-0 late in the third quarter.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Things don't get
much better at all for Oscar Smith.
Trailing 21-0, the Tigers see defensive end
normal'>Chris White, one of the senior standouts on defense for them who's
been plagued by a knee injury the past few weeks, helped off the field.
style=> That will make it only harder to stop this
Centreville running attack that has been persistent and able to mix it up with
runs outside and inside behind the 1-2 junior combo of
normal'>A.J. Turner and Taylor

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In some ways, it's old smash-mouth style football by
the Wildcats as they continue to churn out yards on the ground and now have it
at the Oscar Smith 26-yard line, putting together one of their finest drives of
the game.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It has been a truly special season for Centreville, and
a touchdown to make it 28-0 might put this one out of reach and give them a
State Championship.

Oscar Smith ball to start the second half and they trail Centreville 21-0 here
in the 6A State Championship. The Tigers
start at their own 26-yard line and give it to
normal'> McClease, who picks up four yards.
style=> Monty
class=SpellE>Fenner moves the chains with a gain of seven on a
reception from QB Shon
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Mitchell.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Needing to convert on third-and-11, Oscar Smith does so
with Mitchell finding Dashawn
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Hatten for
22 yards as the senior puts them in Centreville territory.
style=> However, it's only briefly as Mitchell gets
sacked the next play. That eventually
puts Oscar Smith in third-and-15 and a heap of trouble.

line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>, who had the pick six in
the first half, breaks up a pass intended for
normal'> Bradshaw of Oscar Smith on third down.
style=> The Tigers have to punt it on fourth-and-15
from the 47-yard line of the Wildcats.
Centreville's defense continues to make a stand and the Oscar Smith
offense can't generate much at all in these elements vs. the undefeated

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Here are the numbers
at the break on this windy, chilly Saturday night in Charlottesville, where the
Centreville Wildcats are up by 21 on the Oscar Smith Tigers in a battle of
class=SpellE>unbeatens in the VHSL Group 6A State
Football Championship.

at the Half:

A.J. Turner - - 7Car. 101Yds. TD; 2Rec. 7Yds.
Scott Walter - - 3-4 for 11Yds; 10Car. 47Yds. TD
Taylor Boose - - 9Car. 40Yds.
Tyler Love - - 2.5 Tackles (2 Solo), 0.5TFL
Chad Wiggins - - 1.5 Tackles, 0.5TFL

Smith 0:
Shon Mitchell - - 3-9 for 9Yds. 0-1TD/Int. ratio
DeShawn McClease - - 7Car.
Jaylen Bradshaw - - 2Rec. 11Yds.
Dior Dawson - - 5 Total Tackles (4 Solo)
Keshaan Cuffee - - 4.5
Tackles (4 Solo), TFL

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Oscar Smith is a really explosive team and a 21-point
deficit to them is not as huge an obstacle to overcome as it would be for most
teams. That being said, Centreville has
played way more physical than Oscar Smith to this point, playing aggressive up
front and Turner has delivered some huge plays in the run game as well as
class=SpellE>Boose on the fullback traps.
style=> Centreville has a decisive Time of Possession
advantage of 16:28 to 7:32, and so far the Tigers have been stymied on all
three third down tries.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Second half football is coming in just a bit, and much
like the L.C. Bird/Briar Woods game earlier today, the team that gets the ball
first in the second half MUST score to rally.
That'll be Oscar Smith, and they're hoping to do what Bird did, which
was rally from 15 points down to beat Briar Woods 35-28 in the 5A State

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We have reached half-time
in this VHSL Group 6A State Football Championship at UVa's
Scott Stadium is a one-sided affair . . . and not one that most people saw
coming. Oscar Smith, which handled
Centreville 47-21 two years ago in the State Championship, trails Centreville
by 21 points at the break.

- - Centreville 21, Oscar Smith 0

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We'll have some half-time statistics momentarily.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Centreville
Wildcats have scored more points than any other team has on Oscar Smith all
season long, and most shockingly they've done it in just one half of football
here at frigid UVA's Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.
style=> On third-and-1, QB
normal'>Scott Walter punches in a touchdown from a yard out and extends the
lead to 21.

left 2ndQ - - Centreville 21, Oscar Smith 0

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Nobody could've predicted this happening.
style=> Not even die-hard Centreville.
style=> Oscar Smith will be content to run out the
clock as a completed pass before the half loses yardage.
style=> The Wildcats are flying to the football with
reckless abandon in this first half and have the Tigers a bit shell-shocked.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Previously, the most points allowed this season by
Oscar Smith was in a 27-14 win over Western Branch.
style=> Seven of those points came in the fourth
quarter. Every other opponent except
King's Fork, which lost 62-12 to the Tigers (with both touchdowns coming vs.
subs), has been held to single-digits.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Coming out of the
time-out, Coach Chris Haddock keeps
it simple and lets his QB Scott Walker sneak
up the middle to move the chains on fourth-and-1.
style=> This Centreville interior offensive line is
doing a masterful job to not allow the Tigers' defensive line stars of
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Andrew Brown,
normal'>Josh Sweat and company wreck the game.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Their ball-control style out of the Wing-T is working
as the Wildcats still have possession with under two
minutes in the first half and inside the Oscar Smith 35-yard line.
style=> Breaking out of a tackle for a gain of 23
yards is junior A.J. Turner, who's becoming
a household name around the state today with what he's doing against this
Tigers defense. Turner is up to 98 yards
on six carries and you can believe they'll maximize his touches in the second

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Coach Rich
Morgan of Oscar Smith will call a time-out with 1:27 left in the second
quarter. His Tigers trail Centreville
14-0, and the Wildcats are trying to make it 21-0 as they are looking at
second-and-7 from the 7-yard line.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Gatorade National
Player of the Year and UVA Commit Andrew
Brown makes one of his biggest plays in the game
with a tackle for no gain, stopping Taylor
Boose on the initial hit.
style=> But Centreville isn't afraid to mix in the
passing game and use one of their backs, A.J.
Turner, to do it and he gains eight yards on a quick throw from
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Scott Walter.
style=> It's third-and-2 and that means
class=SpellE>Boose time, he goes up the middle and is near the first
down marker.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In the steady sleet/rain, Oscar Smith has seen their
defense on the field much more than their offense.
style=> They need the defense to rise to the occasion
again on fourth-and-1 from the 37-yard line as Centreville will go for it, but
not before Coach Chris
class=SpellE>Haddck talks it over with his troops in a time-out
before the half.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We've got 2:58 left to play in the second quarter and
Centreville has Oscar Smith in a 14-0 hole, the largest deficit for the Tigers
all year.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Centreville
defense, which had given up 62 points in two playoff victories combined to
South County and Stonewall Jackson, is only seven minutes away from pitching a
first half shutout of an Oscar Smith offense that year in and year out is one
of the finest in the state when it comes to scoring.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Freshman QB
normal'>Shon Mitchell has
started just 2-for-7 through the air with 11 yards and a pick six, misfiring on
third-and-13 as the Centreville defense comes up with another three-and-out.
style=> For the most part, this Centreville secondary
has done a stellar job with Charles
class=SpellE>Tutt and A.J.
Turner (6INT's), two juniors that cover lots of ground and are rather

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Centreville is looking at third-and-3 from their own
46-yard line here as the clock ticks under 6 minutes
to go in the half. They hit the Tigers with
the fullback trap play yet again and Taylor
Boose slips out of a couple tackles to move the
chains into Oscar Smith territory. The
loyal, passionate Centreville fans continue to chant, "Boooooose,"
every time the 6-foot-1, 200-pound junior touches the rock.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With a somewhat surprising
14-0 lead on Oscar Smith, Centreville is into Oscar Smith territory and over
100 yards rushing already as they continue to attack the Oscar Smith defense
with their 1-2 punch of juniors A.J.
Turner, the tailback, and Tyler
class=SpellE>Boose, the fullback.
They're running the ball with relative ease against one of the toughest
defensive fronts you'll find, and the offensive line has given them enough of a
crease to run.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Tigers junior defensive end
normal'>Josh Sweat, who also has an SEC offer from South Carolina and a
bunch of BCS schools after him, unloads on Boose on
second down to bring up a critical third-and-7 from the 27-yard line of Oscar
Smith. Operating out of their Wing-T,
Centreville will go with the QB keeper with
normal'>Scott Walter and he is brought down by
normal'>Dior Dawson and
class=SpellE>Cuffee short of the first down.
style=> On fourth-and-4, Centreville will look to go
for it from the 24-yard line and it's the battle of wills now - - great run
offense vs. tough run defense.
Centreville goes with the play-action pass and it's incomplete, nearly
intercepted by sophomore

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>That was a highly important stop by the Oscar Smith
defense. Now, can the offense answer the
bell and cut the deficit in half before half-time arrives in 8:12?

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Centreville is
content to keep it on the ground this first quarter as they attack the Oscar
Smith defense, which is extremely stingy against the run, between the
tackles. Outside of the 52-yard touchdown
scamper by A.J. Turner, they aren't
getting a ton of yards, but what they are doing is keeping the Oscar Smith
offense on the sidelines watching a good deal.
Of their 11 offensive plays in the first quarter, nine were runs for
Centreville or 97 yards.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Meanwhile, Oscar Smith gains just 38 yards on 12 plays
in the first quarter with only 11 through the air and failed to convert either
of their two third down opportunities.

1stQ - - Centreville 14, Oscar Smith 0

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Is a 14-point lead safe on Oscar Smith?
style=> It's tough to say.
style=> But the Wildcats have scored at least 28
points in every game that they've played this season and have to be extremely
encouraged with how things have gone so far.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Oscar Smith backs up
15 yards due to a penalty infraction and they are looking at first-
class=GramE>and-25 from their own 15-yard line.
style=> Definitely not the type of field position
Coach Rich Morgan would like.
style=> It quickly becomes third-and-20 from
class=GramE>their own 20 as a run gains just five and a pass intended
for Jaylen
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Bradshaw is incomplete.
style=> Chris
Haddock, Head Coach of Centreville, has to love how things are going so
far, but a pass interference penalty on third down gives the Tigers a chance to
keep possession.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Centreville continues to play tough on defense and gets
a stop on third-and-5 as
normal'>Shon Mitchell's
pass is incomplete. The Wildcats are in
the process of doing something that hasn't been done all year to Oscar Smith
and that is pitch a shutout in the first quarter.
style=> They've got the ball back at their own
38-yard line with 43 seconds left in the opening period, and most importantly,
hold a 14-point lead.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It's not a great
start for Oscar Smith whatsoever and Centreville, a team that has cruised by
20-plus points in every win this year, is coming out with an aggressive tone on
both sides of the ball. On their second possession
offensively of the game, the Tigers go three-and-out as Centreville bottles up
the Oscar Smith running game led by
class=SpellE>McClease. It's
junior defensive end Devante
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Wright along with the hard-hitting
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Chad Wiggins at linebacker laying the

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Centreville gets the ball back and can't do a whole lot
with it on their second offensive possession as
normal'>A.J. Turner is met in the backfield two straight plays by defensive
tackle Keshaan
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Cuffee, one
of the unsung performers on that Oscar Smith defense up front that had a fumble
recovery for a touchdown in last week's shutout of Colonial Forge.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Clearly early on though, Centreville has the Oscar
Smith offense unsettled and it'll be interesting to see how they bounce back
off the mat with a freshman quarterback against a Centreville team that so far
has tackled very solidly to this point.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Oscar Smith now has
it and will start at its own 38-yard line and they go to the air with
class=GramE>freshman QB
normal'>Shon Mitchell completing
back-to-back passes to Hokies commit
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Bradshaw, the ladder going for 11
yards near midfield. On second-and-10 a
couple plays later, it's junior tailback
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> McClease breaking
off an 18-yard run. That has the Tigers
at the Centreville 31-yard line in great position to tie this one.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Disaster strikes for Oscar Smith and their ninth grader
signal caller that has been nothing short of sensational this year as he is not
only picked off, but it's returned to the house for a touchdown.
style=> Junior Xavier
Nickens-Yzer is there to race back 60 yards for
the touchdown on the interception.
Centreville is off to an electric start against an Oscar Smith team that
can strike in a hurry.

left 1stQ - - Centreville 14, Oscar Smith 0

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Also, let's credit linebacker
normal'>Chad Wiggins, one of the very best defensive players in the state,
with the tackle for loss on the play before the INT.

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Centreville will
receive the football first and they start at their own 25-yard line, where QB
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Scott Walter runs nine yards to make it
second-and-short for the Wildcats. Coach
Haddock has to like that and they move the chains a couple of times behind
fullback Taylor Boose,
a junior that's running against one of the fiercest defensive lines in the

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>On third-and-2 from their own 48-yard line, Centreville's
crowd gets real loud as junior A.J. Turner
busts free on a 52-yard touchdown.
The Wildcats have a larger contingency in the crowd today than the Oscar
Smith Tigers at UVA's Scott Stadium.
Just like that we have our first score and it's somewhat a surprising
one to many of the folks back at home reading or watching.

left 1stQ - - Centreville 7, Oscar Smith 0

9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Hello friends, fans,
followers and everyone out there in Internet land.
style=> Welcome to our VHSL Group 6A State Football
Championship LIVE BLOG from Scott Stadium at the University of Virginia in
Charlottesville, where it's a battle of undefeated teams as the Oscar Smith
Tigers (14-0) tangle with the Centreville Wildcats (14-0).
style=> Both teams have been ultra dominant this
year, winning every contest by double-digits.
It's a re-match of the 2011 AAA Division 6 title game, won by Oscar
Smith 47-21.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Oscar Smith is looking to capture its third state title
since 2008 and Coach Rich Morgan's team
has hung their hat on a relentless defense that has seen its first-team give up
only four touchdowns all season long.
They are led by Gatorade National Player of the Year and UVA commit
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Andrew Brown (86 Tackles, 28TFL, 17
Sacks) up front, plus have a host of playmakers on offense with Virginia Tech
commit Jaylen
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Bradshaw at wide receiver, junior
running back DeShawn
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> McClease (1528Yds.
28TD's rushing) and freshman QB
normal'>Shon Mitchell.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Centreville under the direction of
normal'>Chris Haddock has rallied twice this postseason from deficits
against Stonewall Jackson and South County during their run.
style=> A.J.
Turner (112Car. 1105Yds. 30TD's), a junior, picked up an offer from South
Carolina this week. Quarterback
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Scott Walter (91 of 132 for 1786Yds.
35TD's total, 27 passing) has been steady with his arm and making plays when
needed with his feet while not turning the ball over much at all.

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Prediction: Oscar Smith 28-14
Hat's Prediction on the Game: Oscar
Smith 31-14

style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'>Miss the 5A State Championship


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