Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Night Lights: Centreville vs Fairfax

We used to live in Centreville, VA and since Centreville High School was a couple miles from our home, I would go to their games when I could. In 2000, they won the Virginia State Championship. So tonight I decided to check out the Virginia Division 6 A Northern Region opening round of the playoffs. Second seeded Centreville (8-2) was taking on the seventh seed Fairfax Rebels (6-4).

Good game, Centreville led 7-0 at halftime. Fairfax scored on the first posession in the second half but they missed the extra point. Centreville matched the Fairfax score and it was 14-6 headed into the fourth quarter.

But it was not to be for Fairfax. Centreville sealed things up with a field goal and a late touchdown run by RB Manny Smith, who rushed for over 100 yards. Game over, Centreville wins 24-6. With the win, the Wildcats advance to the 2nd round and a rematch with Chantilly on November 19th. Centreville beat Chantilly 27-26 in OT last month.

Side note: This was one of the better bargains. Seven dollar entrance fee, cheaper than a kids matinee movie. Plus inside you could get a Chick-Fil-A sandwich and hot chocolate for five dollars.

Pregame warm up


Coin toss

First series of the game


Fairfax on offense

Centreville on offense

Centreville's first touchdown by RB Manny Smith

Fairfax driving to score

Centreville defense

Fairfax QB Spencer Macleod on the run

Rolling out

Passing. Macleod took a beating but hung in there for Fairfax.

Centreville offense


Centreville QB Chance Roman

Centreville Head Coach Chris Haddock addresses his team late in the game.

Up 17-6 Centreville QB Chance Roman gets instruction from his Head Coach Chris Haddock.

Roman handed the ball off to RB Manny Smith, who scored.

Centreville wins 24-6. Two Fairfax Seniors share their last moment on the football field


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