Woodberry Forest School football 45 Landon 17

Excuses have a certain amount of sorry content, but facts are facts. The Bears arrived in Orange, VA with 13 injured players and many of them are impact, potentially all IAC players. The home Tigers have a 73 player roster, 23 of who are 200 pounds or more; their homes are in 18 states plus 4 countries (Canada, Chile, China and South Africa). Only 6 of their players are listed as two way players; all 37 of the well Bears have O and D assignments; many play both ways. They have so many coaches that there are different designations for offensive running and offensive passing game coordinators as well as outside and inside linebackers. That’s quite a challenge. The Bears made no excuses, but exhibited a lot of excellent effort.

The Bears asserted themselves quickly using their speed and sound position play. Though the WFS team drove quickly after receiving the initial kickoff, on 3rd and long, Keith Simms broke through the line and caught an errant pass from the Tigers QB. Keith took off 81 yards down the field for a pick 6 TD. Jacob Howard converted the PAT to make it 7-0 @ 10:35


The Landon D was immediately back on the field and were able to contain the Tigers after 4 downs, forcing a punt. The Bears unleashed a passing attack with a 57 yard pass from Rob Adkins to Tom Crittenberger. The interior defense, led by the Notre Dame 6’4” 226# inside linebacker recruit, stopped the visitors running game. Jacob Howard hit a 21 yard field goal to make it 10-0 @ 6:01.


The next two Tiger possessions resulted in points, a 27 yard field goal and touchdown run (the 2nd drive was highlighted by a 55 yard pass to the inside linebacker who played a little offense). By the end of the 1st quarter, the score was BEARS 10 TIGERS 10


Three Tiger touchdowns (an 84 yard screen pass, another score by the ND recruit on a 33 yard pass and 50 yard run) were scored in the 2nd Q HALFTIME TIGERS 31 BEARS 10


The next 12 minutes of the game resembled the last quarter with the home team scoring two more touchdowns. End of the 3rd Quarter, TIGERS 45 BEARS 10

To start the last quarter, the Bears took the ball on their own 20 yard line, but the players on the field for the visitors were underclassmen. The backfield was occupied by (in order of their numbers, Griffin Brown, Julius Kindfuller, Will Lincoln, Justin Conner and Josh Hunter. They drove the field (and the rain returned) in 17 plays (14 runs and 3 involving passes), consuming almost 8 minutes and scored on a Brown to Conner pass @ 3:33 with a Howard PAT to make it BEARS 17 TIGERS 45

Also late in this game, some fresh jerseys were inserted into the Bears defense and they acquitted themselves well (in order of numbers: John  Hale, Brian Menendez, Brian Price, Greg Avedisian, John Slowinski, Zachary Zulauf and Eriksen Johansen; there were probably more, but the rain distracted attention).

Against a tough foe, the Bears worked hard and lost a tough battle.



Statistics by Mac Jacoby


Rushing Stats for Landon:

Francois:  17 carries for 62 yards

Rupp:  6 carries for 33 yards

Seagears:  4 carries for 9 yards

Adkins:  4 carries for 16 yards

Hunter:  7 carries for 27 yards

Kindfuller:  1 carry for 5 yards

Connor:  4 carries for 19 yards

Brown:  1 carry for 0 yards

Passing stats for Landon:

Adkins:  7 attempts, 1 completion, 55 yards, 1 interception, no TD’s

Brown: 2 attempts, 2 completions, 27 yards, 1 TD, no interceptions


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