On a Monday night match against Matoaca due to weather concerns on Friday night, the Dinwiddie Generals delivered another dominating performance, this time taking down the Matoaca Warriors 45-7.
The Dinwiddie offense was quick to strike first in a drive for 65 yards that lasted only six plays. Junior Running Back Zyan Sturdivant successfully completed the drive by running the ball for an eleven yard touchdown. The Warriors were quick to respond however, evening the score at 7-7 in a drive that went for 77 yards in only seven plays.
Senior Quarterback Justin Ford ended the drive by completing a ten yard pass to Hunter Whitfiel. Matoaca was able to tie the score, but it was the only points the offense would manage to put on the board all night. Dinwiddie took back the lead with a little more than four minutes left in the first quarter when Junior Running Back Joseph Tyree ran the ball into the end zone, ending a 60 yard drive that again lasted six plays.
The Generals led 14-7 going into the second quarter. In the second quarter, Dinwiddie score 21 unanswered points to take a 35-7 lead into the halftime break. Senior Wide Receiver Tye Freeland ran the ball for a 20 yard touchdown, Senior Wide Receiver Jakari Batts caught a pass from Senior Quarterback Bryce Witt for a 43 yard touchdown and Tyree ended a drive that lasted only 40 seconds, going for 43 yards in three plays. All of this built up the halftime lead for the Generals.
The Generals offense picked up 503 total yards of offense while Matoaca managed 155 yards when they had the ball. Sturdivent was the lead rusher for Dinwiddie with 106 rushing yards for the Generals while Matoaca’s lead rusher was Senior Running Back Cade Driskill with 28.
Dinwiddie began the second half like the first, quickly getting into the end zone for a 42-7 lead. In a drive that lasted for only four plays going for 60 yards, Senior Wide Receiver Derrick Jones caught a ten yard pass from Witt assuring Dinwiddie would be in control. Later in the third quarter, the Generals concluded their display of offense when Junior Kicker Todd Anspach kicked a field goal for 34 yards.
The fourth quarter began with Dinwiddie leading 45-7. The rode out the final 12 minutes holding off the Warriors from having any chance of a comeback, to take the win to improve to 5-0. Matoaca with the loss fell to 2-3.
Witt threw for 328 yards against the Warriors, and his lead receiver was Junior Wide Reciever K’Vaughan Pope with 88 receiving yards.
Matoaca’s next match will be against Petersburg this Friday. Dinwiddie will be playing this Friday at home, hosting Thomas Dale. Thomas Dale will be coming into Dinwiddie after defeating the Prince George Royals 49-7 on Monday evening. Every team in the area, due to the weather concerns last Friday night now will have only three days to prepare for their next game.