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Bluestone jayvee football continues to win / October 11, 2017

The Bluestone jayvee football team continued its great play last week, defeating Nottoway 12-6 last week in Skipwith.

Bluestone (4-1, 6-1) holds third place in the James River District and have their sights set on being No. 1 before the season ends. Amelia (5-1) and Goochland (4-0) hold first and second place, respectively.

Both teams scored early in the game with Bluestone getting a touchdown by sophomore running back Desean Hargrove. By the end of the first half the score was 6-6, but it was the Barons who had the momentum, the enthusiasm, the determination, and the superior athletes.

Bluestone’s defense also played a large part in keeping the visiting Cougars out of the end zone for most of the night and shutting down any real Nottoway offense.

“The Barons were causing fits for Nottoway all night with tackles for losses and stuffing the interior running game of the Cougars,” said varsity coach Jessie Chropka. “ D’Montaz Ashe, Chad Hayes, Jalen Pettus, TJ Goode, and Michael Harris were wrecking the ball carrier and not allowing the Cougars to gain any yardage offensively.”

Bluestone’s offense, which usually puts the points on the board, found it hard to do on Thursday.

“Fumbles from center to quarterback and quarterback to running back stopped many Baron drives dead in their tracks as potential scoring drives became punts,” Chropka continued.

The coaching staff said late in the game the Barons regained their footing and were able to secure another TD when Hargrove scored on a spectacular run.

Chropka described the TD like this: “His (Hargrove’s) speed led the Barons into the end zone in the first half but his quickness, vision, athleticism, and great blocking were the reason the Barons scored again.

“A hand-off to the left side, a great block by wide receiver Jacob Walker, an incredible cut and multiple broken tackles, reversing the field, avoiding more Nottoway defenders and then turning on the jets down the opposite sideline all the way to the end zone.”

The Barons will travel to Goohland tomorrow night.

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