RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Fourteen teams took to the fields Monday night for the return of high school football in the Richmond region. 8Sports covered three local games this week and will continue to follow the teams throughout the season.
GLEN ALLEN 25, J.R. TUCKER 7
The Jaguars built a 16-0 lead in the first half to earn the opening-night win.
Glen Allen scored on its opening drive, then Dominic Dutton added an 8-yard touchdown run to make it a 13-0 game with 1:23 left in the first quarter.
After a field goal late in the half, the Jaguars added a touchdown and a safety in the second half.
The Tigers’ touchdown came on a 90-yard fumble return with 3:27 left.
It’s the third straight win in the series for Glen Allen. The Jaguars have only allowed 14 combined points in those games.
HERMITAGE 9, VARINA 0
Hermitage got the season started off in style, upsetting the 2019 Class 5 state semifinalists.
After a scoreless first half, Hermitage finally broke the deadlock on a 28-yard field goal by Nasir Shamsid-deen with 2:11 left in third quarter.
A 5-yard TD run by Nigel James with 4:22 left in the fourth quarter provided insurance for the Panthers.
It was quite the turnaround for Hermitage, which lost 48-0 to Varina in 2018 and 56-13 in 2019.
DOUGLAS FREEMAN 48, MILLS GODWIN 0
The Mavericks scored their most points ever in 38 meetings in the series to open 1-0.