With contributed reports from John Harvey of The Daily Progress

Week 2 of the 2019 high school football season has arrived, and there’s a full slate of games involving area teams tonight.

HOT TICKETS

(7 p.m. kickoff, unless noted)

ALBEMARLE at EASTERN VIEW

Last meeting: This is the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Last week: Albemarle lost to Mountain View 42-6; Eastern View defeated Culpeper 28-0.

Tonight’s game: Eastern View goes for its 38th consecutive regular season win in its 2019 home opener. In last week’s 28-0 victory at Culpeper, the Cyclones got 152 yards and a touchdown rushing from sophomore running back Raq Lawson, while senior quarterback Till Butler accounted for three scores--two running and one passing. The Eastern View defense limited Culpeper to 143 yards of total offense and forced a pair of fumbles as well. Albemarle, meanwhile, was without five starters and ran into a buzzsaw in last Friday’s 42-6 shellacking at the hands of Mountain View. The Patriots avoided being shut out when sophomore Kaleb Burtrum fell on a muffed punt in the endzone in the fourth quarter. Sophomore quarterback Jacob King completed 7 of 15 passes for 73 yards and two interceptions in his first career start--one of which was returned for a touchdown.

BRENTSVILLE at FAUQUIER

Last meeting: Brentsville won 14-7 in Week 2 of last season. Fauquier leads the all-time series with a record of 11-2.

Last week: Brentsville lost to Liberty (Bealeton) 55-15; Fauquier lost to Loudoun County 31-0.

Tonight’s game: Fauquier will try to end a 13-game losing streak that dates back to the 2017 season. The Falcons’ last win came on October 20, 2017, when they defeated James Wood 38-8. Last week at Loudoun County, they mustered less than 100 yards of total offense and had a pair of fumbles returned for scores. Brentsville led host Liberty early in last Friday’s game after linebacker Yuri Smaltz strip-sacked Eagles quarterback Dylan Bailey and returned the loose ball 12 yards for a touchdown. The Tigers couldn’t keep the momentum, however, as they turned the ball over six times and only registered 150 yards of total offense.

HERITAGE (LEESBURG) at KETTLE RUN

Last meeting: This is the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Last week: Heritage lost to Riverside 6-0; Kettle Run was on a bye after going 10-2 last season.

Tonight’s game: Kettle Run kicks off its 2019 campaign after starting the season with a bye last week. The Cougars will trot out a number of new faces on offense, led by senior quarterback Trevor Yergey and junior running back Jacob Posteros. Yergey, formerly a wide receiver, displayed quick feet and mobility in the pocket during a scrimmage at Eastern View two weeks ago. Kettle Run boasts an experienced offensive line, with seniors Zack Bayliff, Owen Whisenant and Logan Rapp and junior Andrew Adair all back from last year’s team. Heritage is led wide receiver Alex Prebble and defensive end Reed Knapper, a pair of seniors who were both all-Dulles District picks a season ago.

COURTLAND at LIBERTY

Last meeting: Courtland won last year’s meeting 28-17. The Cougars lead the all-time series 3-1.

Last week: Courtland lost to Louisa 39-6; Liberty defeated Brentsville 55-15.

Tonight’s game: Liberty overcame fumbles on each of its first three possessions of the game to pound visiting Brentsville 55-15 last week. In his first career start, quarterback Dylan Bailey was 10-of-18 passing for 211 yards and four touchdowns. The junior also ran for another. Senior wide receiver Tre’Von White caught two of Bailey’s scoring tosses and finished with 92 yards on three catches, while junior tight end Jordan Hicks racked up three receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown of his own. The Eagles’ defense limited Brentsville to just 150 yards of total offense and forced six turnovers--four interceptions and two fumbles. Courtland was blitzed by a Louisa team that piled up 423 yards of offense, with 337 of it coming on the ground. The Cougars could only muster 169 yards of their own, with 99 of them coming on their final two possessions with the game already out of reach. Junior speedster Qua DeBerry led the team with 57 yards rushing on four attempts, while senior Maurice Howard’s 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter prevented a shutout.

JAMES RIVER (BUCHANAN) at MADISON COUNTY

Last meeting: This is the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Last week: James River lost to Stuarts Draft 48-7; Madison was on a bye after going 3-7 last season.

Tonight’s game: It’s the beginning of the Jon Rasnick era at Madison County, where the Mountaineers are coming off a dismal 3-7 season in 2018. Rasnick, a former Orange lineman who starred at Division II Glenville State (W.Va.), brings a no-nonsense approach to the job that he hopes will lead Madison back to its glory years on the gridiron. James River had a rough start to the 2019 season last week with a lopsided road loss at Stuarts Draft. The Knights mustered just 105 yards of total offense, including a 62-yard touchdown run from Hunter Forbes in the fourth quarter. Defensively, they allowed more than 400 yards.

ORANGE at NORTH STAFFORD

Last meeting: North Stafford won 57-0 in 2012. The Wolverines lead the all-time series 2-0.

Last week: North Stafford defeated Potomac 32-30; Orange lost to King George 31-27.

Tonight’s game: Orange faces an uphill battle after last week’s deflating 31-27 setback at King George. The Hornets had the ball at the Foxes’ 3-yard line in the closing moments of the contest, only to falter when senior quarterback Walker Johnson tripped for a 5-yard loss on third-and-goal and then accidentally spiked the ball on the following play to stop the clock with under a second remaining. Senior running back Jaylen Alexander was a bright spot for Orange, rushing for 125 yards and three touchdowns and hauling in three catches for 71 yards. Hylton Hale also scored on a 51-yard jaunt. North Stafford had a heart-stopper of its own in Week 1, needing a 34-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jamir Boyd to wide receiver Holt Egan with 44 seconds left in regulation to upend visiting Potomac. Egan had four scores in a nine-reception, 144-yard performance. Boyd was 24-of-36 for 333 yards and also ran for 55 yards.

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