Wk 13 LYN 2022 Amherst County @ EC Glass Week 2 Playoff game

Wk 13 LYN 2022 Amherst County @ EC Glass Week 2 Playoff game 451 333 SWVA High School Sports
Round 2 – Division 4 Region D Region Semifinals

EC Glass advances in Regional Semi Finals with convincing 42-14 win over Seminole foe Amherst County

City Stadium, Lynchburg, VA – On a chilly Thursday night in Lynchburg, the Midtown boys dominated from start to finish in a 42-14 win over the visiting Lancers from Amherst County. The Hilltoppers first drive ended in a fumble, but the defense returned the favor, forcing a fumble as well, on Amherst’s first run from scrimmage at the Lancer’s twenty-six. Six plays later WR 10 Taeon Mosby took it in from the three and the ‘run out’ was on. Glass scored three more times before the half. QB 16 George White bulled in from the one, followed by big DL 42 Jerry Cashwell getting into the act from a yard out as well. “He’s (Cashwell) a big’n. We run behind him and thirty-three (DL 33 Ma’quwan Farmer) so much in that ‘bull’ package… got to give him some love,” EC Glass Head Coach remarked after the game. White hit Mosby on an 81-yard pass and run with 2:14 left in the break to keep the Lancers honest and make it 28-0 going into half time. Coach Woody likes what he sees in Mosby. “He’s got great speed, very agile… an intelligent football player.” The Hilltoppers scored twice more to stretch their lead to 42-0 before Amherst broke into the scoring column. A coach on the field, EC Glass QB White, hit WR 14 Sam Treacy on a short pass that the Sophomore turned into a 25-yard TD score. Following that, Sophomore WR/DB 15 Jamar Smith got into the act at the start of the fourth quarter with a 25-yard TD run. Smith got the corner on a pitch and was gone. EC Glass’ speed was definitely on stage in this one. Amherst, who had a very good season, continued to work like you would expect from a Head Coach Bob Christmas led team. Senior RB/WR/LB 8 James Morris scored on a 20-yard run with 8:33 left in the game. The Lancers followed that up with 23-yard scoring run by WR/DB 1 Jy’Shawn Manning to get us to our final. Glass RB/LB 2 Mike Thomas made his presence felt in the game even though he didn’t break into the scoring column. The Junior led all Hilltoppers rushers with 61 yards on 10 carries. At linebacker Thomas helped keep the speedy Lancer running backs from breaking into the clear, forcing six Amherst punts. Coach Woody was pleased with Thomas’ efforts, “he’s a warrior, a leader, very charismatic… gives 100% effort… all about the team, tough.” The Hilltoppers will need that grit as they move forward against strong D4 competition in the playoffs, but Midtown spirits are high.       – Cap’n Crunch

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