MONDAY HUDDLE: 3 takeaways from this weekend's football scene around the state
Cavs move into Top 25, Patrick Henry earns payback
Here are three takeaways from this past weekend's football action around the state.
Virginia jumps into the Top 25
It’s been a great start to the season for Virginia with a lopsided road win at Pittsburgh and a dominant home win over William & Mary, and it looks like the national pollsters have taken notice.
The Cavaliers are in this week’s Associated Press poll, coming in at No. 25.
With a home game against struggling Florida State coming up this week, there’s a great opportunity for Virginia to move up further next week.
No repeat upset
A year after Old Dominion recorded one of the more improbable upsets in college football, recording its first ever win over a Power Five conference team with a 49-35 upset of Virginia Tech, there was no repeat in Blacksburg on Saturday.
Virginia Tech took care of business this time, earning a 31-17 win over the Monarchs to bounce back from a season-opening loss at Boston College.
Redemption for Patrick Henry
The last two seasons against Brookville, Patrick Henry High School had lost by a combined score of 80-13, including 52-0 last year.
Determined for payback, Patrick Henry seemed like it might suffer another setback after Brookville rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half to tie the game.
But Patrick Henry quarterback Roy Gunn led what turned out to be the game-winning drive, scoring on a 20-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds left to give Patrick Henry a 28-21 win and some sweet redemption against Brookville.
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