Bulldogs handle Mountaineers, 49-14, in final game before Region B playoffs

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Due to a technical error, the wrong version of this story appeared over the weekend, which was incomplete and included inaccurate information. PVN regrets the error and appreciates your understanding as we publish the correct version below.

By Randy Arrington

LURAY, Nov. 4 — Luray closed out the regular season Friday night with a convincing, 49-14, win over Madison County at Bulldog Field. While the Mountaineers marched down the field on their first drive, Luray controlled the game and lead 36-7 by halftime.

The Bulldogs put up 357 yards of offense on the night. Most of that came from senior running back Brady Jenkins, who carried the load for Luray as fellow senior running back Kenny Frye sat out the entire game under a disciplinary suspension. While he only touched the ball once in the second half, Jenkins ran for 195 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns.

Luray scored on five of six possessions in the first half. Jenkins scored three of the Bulldogs’ first four touchdowns, including a 50-yard breakaway run midway through the second quarter. Freshman Cason Bryant only carried the ball three times all night, but he scored Luray’s other two touchdowns in the first half, reaching the end zone on runs of 13 and 14 yards.

The home team substituted freely in the second half and added two more scores on two possessions. The Bulldogs never punted all night, but gave up one possession in the first half on downs. Each team was penalized three times, but Madison turned the ball over twice — an interception by LHS sophomore Drayvin Stevens at the end of the first half, and a fumble in the third quarter.

Madison’s four-year starting quarterback Wade Fox was stymied by the Bulldog defense. Fox lead the Madison ground game with 36 yards on seven carries. However, the Mountaineers clearly wanted to utilize Fox’s arm and try to prey on Luray’s past weakness in pass defense. Madison attempted 26 passes on the night, but only completed seven for 52 yards. Madison finished with about 120 yards of total offense.

With the win, the Bulldogs finish the regular season at 8-2 and will host No. 7 Madison County (6-4) again next Friday, Nov. 11 in a Region B quarterfinal at Bulldog Field.

With a 22-17 win at Central on Friday night, Strasburg (9-1) wins the Bull Run District title (regular season), remains unbeaten on the field (one forfeit), and remains No. 1 in Region B — slightly ahead of Luray. The Rams will host No. 8 East Rockingham (4-6) next Friday, while the other two region quarterfinals feature No. 6 Buckingham (8-2) at No. 3 Central (8-2) and No. 5 Stuarts Draft at No. 4 Clarke (7-3).

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.

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The PVN Sports broadcast crew selected

Brady Jenkins

as the Blue Ridge Bank “Player of the Game“.

Brady Jenkins leads the area in rushing with 1,253 yards during the regular season. On Friday night against Madison, Jenkins recorded 195 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns — all but one carry and 14 yards were posted in the first half.

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