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ER D-5 Championship Blog - LT/PHS

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>9:26
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It's now over, the
Lake Taylor Titans are Eastern Region Champions for the first time since
1982. After losing to Phoebus five times
since 2002, the Titans have finally climbed that hurdle and move on to the State Playoffs.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>FINAL
SCORE: LAKE TAYLOR 54, PHOEBUS 0

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It's the worst loss for Phoebus margin wise since 1985
when they fell to Green Run 73-2. Lake
Taylor will play on the road in the State Semis against the winner of the
Northwest Region Division 5 Championship between North Stafford and Mountain
View.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Stay tuned for more reaction to come!

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>9:22
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Boy, Lake Taylor is
living it up big right now as they score two touchdowns in a span of less than
a minute. With 4:30 to play, the Titans see junior QB
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Delmon
normal'> Williams throws his fourth touchdown pass of the evening on a
15-yard dart to junior tight end
normal'>Jalyn Holmes, one
of the most impressive looking prospects you're going to find on the East Coast
in the Class of 2014.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>That was followed by a scoop and score from Lake Taylor's
Brandon Lynch, who returns a fumble
25 yards for a touchdown.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It has been total domination from start to finish by
Lake Taylor and Phoebus' run of four consecutive state titles is going to come
to an end.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Lake
Taylor 54, Phoebus 0
font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>with under a minute to play.
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style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>9:02
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Guess what folks?
style=> Even though there isn't supposed to be a
running clock in a playoff game (unless
the coaches on both sides agree to it), we've got one now as Lake Taylor
has stunned the crowd that made the trip across the tunnel from Hampton to see
the reigning four-time State Champs trail by 40 points.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If this score holds, it will match the Phantoms' worst
defeat since 40-0 to Hampton in 1999.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Major credit to the Lake Taylor defense in this one as
DB's Donovan Powell,
class=SpellE>Jakale
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Pinkney and
class=SpellE>Nhyre
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Quinerly have
done a superb job playing the ball in the secondary when in flight.
style=> Up front,
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Jamel
normal'> Spellman (co-Eastern District Defensive Player of the Year),
class=SpellE>Jalyn
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Holmes,
normal'>Brandon Lynch,
normal'>Shiheem Johnson
and Nyquan
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> 'Big Money' Harris have been
disruptive. Especially active have been
Spellman and Johnson, bottling up Phoebus RB
normal'>Tony Pittman immediately all night long.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>8:55
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The second half is
underway and it's simply more of the same.
Phoebus is able to drive into Lake Taylor territory, but they eventually
get stopped on fourth down at the 45-yard line of the Titans with
class=SpellE>Jakale
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Pinkney breaking
up a pass.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Titans get the ball back and it's
tailback Brandon 'Pork Chop' Moore rumbling
34 yards to pay-dirt.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>6:06
left 3rdQ - - Lake Taylor 40, Phoebus 0
line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>8:35
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We have finally
reached intermission here at Harbor Park in Norfolk, and folks this stat pretty
much sums it up in a nutshell. Titans have
outgained Phoebus 303-5 through two quarters of play.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Half
- - Lake Taylor 34, Phoebus 0
line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Some individual numbers in this one so far . . .

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Lake
Taylor:
Delmon Williams
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>is 4-7 for 100
yards, 3TD's passing.
Brandon 'Pork Chop' Moore has 11
rushes for 96 yards
Daquan
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Davis with 8 rushes for 84 yards and
2TD's rushing.
Jakale
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Pinkney with
2 catches for 75 yards, both TD's
Harry Freeman with a 23-yard TD
reception

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Phoebus
class=GramE>:
Terrell Toliver
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>is 1-5 for 12 yards
passing
Tony Pittman has 8 rushes for 7
yards

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>This one looks to be over, unless something for the
ages happens. Since we are at a baseball
field, let's give you this line score:

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Team:
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>
115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> Runs
style='mso-tab-count:2'> Hits
2'> Errors
Lake Taylor 34
style='mso-tab-count:2'> 34
2'> 0
Phoebus 0
style='mso-tab-count:2'> 2
2'> 34
line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>8:25
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Put another
touchdown on the board for Lake Taylor.
While Phoebus did record a first down for the first time on the night
with freshman QB Terrell
class=SpellE>Toliver completing a 12-yard pass
to Troy Durham, the Phantoms turned
the ball over shortly thereafter.
class=SpellE>Toliver was drilled by Lake Taylor's
normal'>Brandon 'Pork Chop' Moore, causing a fumble that was scooped up by
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Marquise Poole, the transfer from
Booker T. Washington for the Titans.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Lake Taylor followed it up with a 23-yard touchdown
pass by Delmon
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Williams, his third of the night, to
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Harry Freeman.
style=> It's nice to see Freeman back out there after
a vicious hit he took in the regular season finale versus Norcom
forced him to miss the first two rounds of the playoffs.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>8:15
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Well, the Titans
have struck AGAIN. Lake Taylor gets on
the board when Brandon 'Pork Chop' Moore
busts a 58-yard run on 3rd & 14 to the Phoebus 8-yard line, setting up
class=SpellE>Daquan
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Davis' second TD run of the night (
style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>from 8 yards out of course).
style=> Then, it is QB
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Delmon
normal'> Williams throwing the two-point conversion pass to tight end
class=SpellE>Jalyn
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Holmes, who makes it look like taking
candy from baby, very easy.
style=>

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>That makes the score . . .
normal'>Lake Taylor 28, Phoebus 0 with 4:23 until intermission.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Now, things are starting to get a little
class=SpellE>chippy with Phoebus players AND coaches running onto the
field. The Titans appear to be in the
Phantoms' heads at this moment, and Phoebus, barring a surreal comeback, could
be headed for their worst blowout loss since 2000 when they lost to Heritage
37-0 (thanks to my pressbox
colleague Lynn Burke of
HRVarsity.com & the Daily Press for that nugget).

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>UPDATE
- - senior
DL/TE Richie Staton
of the Phantoms has been ejected during that scuffle, not exactly sure what
for, but word is something unsportsmanlike.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>8:08
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It didn't take Lake
Taylor long and they did it again, finding the end zone with ease as
class=SpellE>Delmon
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Williams delivers a 55-yard touchdown
pass to Jakale
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Pinkney to
make the score 20-0 Lake Taylor over
Phoebus with 8:18 to go in the 2ndQ.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Titans are getting it done with the run and the
pass, diversifying their attack oh so well this year.
style=> Major props have to go to Coach
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Hank Sawyer and his offensive coaches
for the job they've done. Those two guys
are Mike James, the offensive coordinator,
and line coach Mike Whittington.
style=> Or as Coach Sawyer calls them, 'Mike &
Mike,' in reference to the national ESPN Radio morning program.
style=> It's not the morning show, but it's a pretty
impressive show in the evening in Norfolk.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>7:59
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Lake Taylor
continues to run the ball effectively with their 1-2 punch of
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Brandon 'Pork Chop' Moore and
class=SpellE>Daquan
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Davis.
The Titans are on the move again out to the Phoebus 33-yard line, but
the drive has stalled and they're looking at 4th-and-7 from the 30-yard
line.
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Delmon
normal'> Williams throws a lob in the end zone for junior tight end
class=SpellE>Jalyn
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Holmes, his big 6-foot-5 target and
BCS prospect. Holmes can't quite bring
it in and Da'Quan
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Lane, the guy who picked off a Hampton
pass to seal last week's semifinal win over Hampton, was able to break up the
pass.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Now Phoebus has the ball, trailing 14-0, needing to get
something started badly or else this could get away from them in a hurry.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>7:53
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Coach
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Hank Sawyer of the Lake Taylor Titans
couldn't have asked for a much better start.
On their second offensive possession, they go 54 yards in just four
plays, capped by Daquan
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Davis' 39-yard touchdown run.
style=> Davis, a transfer from Norview, has really
picked it up in the second half of the season, getting to the second level of
the defense with a full head of steam.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Phoebus' offense is facing a third-and-10 after
class=SpellE>Nhyre
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Quinerly,
sophomore corner for Lake Taylor, makes a nice pass breakup on a ball intended
for Richie Staton.
style=> Terrell
Toliver goes deep again, and his throw is off the
mark again with good coverage by Donovan
Powell of the Titans. The Phantoms
are in big trouble, trailing 14-0 late in the first period with six offensive
plays netting minus eight yards so far.
And the Titans are about to get the ball back.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>End
1stQ: Lake Taylor 14, Phoebus 0
style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>7:45
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>On Phoebus' first
offensive possession, the Phantoms go three-and-out as
normal'>Terrell Toliver is drilled by
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Brandon Lynch for a loss of nine.
style=> Tony
Pittman gets no gain, and then Toliver's pass on
third down is incomplete. Phoebus punts
and Lake Taylor takes over at its own 46-yard line with 4:37 left in the first
quarter.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>7:39
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Coach
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Jeremy Blount of the Phoebus Phantoms
is not liking what he's seeing on this opening possession as Lake Taylor has
marched right down the field 36 yards on four plays, resulting in two rushing
first downs by Brandon 'Pork Chop' Moore
and Daquan
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Davis.
Blount burns a time-out with the Titans looking at 2nd & 1 from the
41-yard line of Phoebus.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Quarterback
normal'>Delmon Williams keeps
it and runs 11 yards down the Phoebus 30-yard line.
style=> The offensive line for Lake Taylor, featuring
three All-District performers in Cliff
Arrington, Justice Gilbert and
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>A.J. Williams, is getting excellent
push so far versus a tough Phantoms d-line.
Donovan Powell converts the
game's first third down from the 21-yard line to move the chains for the
Titans. Another third down after a good
stuff by Kevin Lyles and the Titans
need nine yards to get another first down.
Williams has wideout
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Jakale
normal'> Pinkney wide open, but the pass is a
little too high to haul in, so fourth down upcoming.

115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Pinkney
style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>
gets wide open again and scores on a 20-yard TD from Williams.
style=> That makes the score
normal'>Lake Taylor 7, Phoebus 0 with 6:26 to go first quarter.
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>7:30
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Phoebus has won the
coin toss and elected to defer. Lake
Taylor will get the ball first to start the game; Phantoms' ball to start the
second half.

style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>7:25
PM:
10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Welcome to tonight's
Eastern Region Division 5 Championship Blog between the top-seeded Lake Taylor
Titans (12-0) and the reigning four-time State Champion Phoebus Phantoms
(12-0). These two have met five times in
the postseason since 2002, all won by the Phantoms.
style=>

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We previewed the game in-depth with Keys to Victory and
Predictions, which
you can see at this link here. We're
about to kick things off so stay tuned with us and follow along on Twitter at
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as well!

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