The Dan River Wildcats committed four turnovers, two of which directly led to Magna Vista touchdowns, as Dan River suffered a 20-6 lost to the Warriors in Ringgold Friday, Sept. 6.
Tracy Glass threw for 100 yards and a touchdown, but was picked off twice by Warriors defender Freddie Roberts.
Roberts intercepted Glass’s pass that went through Robert Carter’s hands and returned it 30 yards on the third play of the game. He also picked off Glass later in the first quarter.
The Warriors capitalized with a 20-yard pass play as Dan River trailed 13-0 in the first.
The score remained unchanged until the third quarter with five minutes left as Magna Vista runningback Louis Taylor broke off a 22-yard touchdown run to make it 20-0.
Dan River finally got on the scoreboard as Glass passed to Jorden Price and he broke a tackle for a 40 yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 20-6.
After a defensive stop, the Wildcats were on the verge of getting within a touchdown as Tracy Glass escaped the pocket and scampered 50 yards.
However, Glass would be stripped of the ball inside the 10, and the Warriors would take over.
Glass was seven of 16 for 100 yards and a touchdown. He was hampered by two interceptions and a fumble.
Nasir Coles and Isaac Farmer ran well as they combined for 80 yards on the ground.
Jorden Price had two catches for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Farmer would lead the defense in tackles with 10, while Jordan Richardson (eight tackles) and Zavihian Durant (seven tackles) also had a solid performance.
Price forced a fumble that was recovered by Quinton Gunn, and Robert Carter had a strip and likely would have scored, but the whistle was blown early.
Dan River (1-1) will travel to Martinsville on Friday.
The Wildcats JV football team improved to 2-0 and escaped Ridgeway with a 24-18 win over the Warriors on Thursday night at Magna Vista.
Quarterback Ethan Biagioni threw for 280 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. He also ran for a score.
Darius Dickerson had five receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns, while TyLyric Coleman had four receptions for 108 yards and a score.
The Wildcats’ defense played a great game with freshman Jakari Thomas having a team high 12 tackles. He also caused a fumble, and had two sacks, including one on the last play of the game.
Ryan Brandon, Kasey Ferguson, and Chase Harris each had a sack, while D’Andre Thomas had a fumble recovery.
Coleman and DaMari Glass each broke up passes in the secondary.
The Wildcats (2-0) will play their first game at home on Thursday as they take on Martinsville at 6 p.m.
Dan River lost in straight sets to Tunstall on Tuesday, Sept. 3 by a score of 25-16, 25-14, and 25-9.
Sophomore Rebekah Stowe paced the Wildcats with four kills, one block, and an ace.
Emily Butts had two kills and Emily McVay had a kill, block, and an ace.
The JV Lady Wildcats suffered their first loss of the season as they were edged out by Tunstall 2-0.
The Trojans took the first set 25-22 and rallied from a big deficit in the second set to beat Dan River 27-25.
Amber Bevins had five kills while Sierra Silvey had two kills in her first game back from injury.
Kaylee Atkinson had 15 digs and two serving aces, while Madison Satterfield led the team in assists with six.
The Wildcats will host GW on Monday and take on Martinsville on Thursday at Martinsville Middle School.
Dan River took second at Hat Creek Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 3.
Sophomore Hayden Scolpini and junior Dalen Robertson tied for team best as they each carded a round of 46.
Senior Landon Gammon scored 47 and freshman Thomas Bowling scored 58 for the Wildcats.
Dan River’s golfers also placed second out of four schools at Tuscarora Country Club on Thursday.
Dan River defeated Gretna and Altavista but finished runner-up to Chatham.
Hayden Scolpini and Landon Gammon led the team as they both carded 46.
Nolan Nuckles shot 51, Cooper Terry had 53, while Dakota Holt and Dalen Robertson rounded out the Wildcats.
The Wildcats will be at Goodyear Golf Club on Tuesday at 4:30pm.