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Generals have chance; Rams get a week’s rest


Posted 2017-09-13

    After losing badly in its first two football games of the season, Stonewall Jackson could use a confidence builder. The Generals may get one Friday.

    Wilson Memorial, loser of its opener a week ago, will visit Quicksburg Friday hoping to take advantage of a team that may be on the ropes psychologically.

    Wilson lost to Waynesboro a week ago, 40-27. The Generals have lost to Strasburg and Central, both by humbling scores. Their most recent drubbing came a week ago at Woodstock where they fell to Central, 64-7.

    A year ago, the Generals fell to the Green Hornets, 51-8, and Wilson Memorial has junior quarterback Ty Hevener and senior running back Colton Tyree returning.

    Though the Green Hornet is winless, the Generals will need to muster confidence on both sides of the ball for at least a respectable performance. Otherwise, it will be another long football season for the Generals and their faithful.

    Strasburg, meanwhile, will have a bye week to recuperate from a 41-14 home-opening loss to Luray. The Rams will return to the field on Sept. 15 against Rappahannock High, a school with an on-again, off-again affair with football.

    The Panthers should be easy prey for the Rams. The Panthers lost their opener to Page County, 58-18.

    Strasburg’s Austin Miller put in a 108-yard performance against Luray, his second time to hit the 100-yard mark.  Miller also scored a touchdown on a 59-yard run.