Mason Gay scored a pair of second-half touchdowns to help visiting Liberty break open a close game and defeat Fauquier County rival Kettle Run 40-29 on Friday night.
With the Eagles leading 20-14, Gay broke free for a 31-yard scoring run on their first possession of the third quarter. He added a 1-yard plunge early in the fourth, putting them ahead 34-14 and effectively slamming the door on the Cougars' comeback hopes.
Tre'Von White also had a big game for Liberty (5-0 overall, 2-0 Class 4 Northwestern District). He blocked a Kettle Run (0-5, 0-3) field goal attempt and returned it 85 yards for a touchdown early in the game, made five receptions for 98 yards and hauled in a two-point conversion catch.
A.J. Johnson also returned an interception 55 yards for a score for the Eagles.
Cougars quarterback Elijah Chumley completed 7 of 12 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown, as well as running for a pair of scores. Darian Lambert added 14 carries for 82 yards on the ground.
Liberty will visit Sherando next Friday, while Kettle Run travels to Fauquier.
MILLBROOK 42, FAUQUIER 21
Kaden Buza completed 14 of 27 passes for 307 yards and five touchdowns to keep visiting Millbrook (5-1, 3-0) unbeaten in the Class 4 Northwestern District.
Three of Buza's scoring strikes went to Diante Ball, who had four receptions for 144 yards. Jordan Jackson caught Buza's other two scoring passes, while Gavin Evosirch ran for 153 yards on 20 carries for the Pioneers.
Fauquier (2-3, 0-2) got a 51-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Kyle Dargis that tied the score at 7 late in the first quarter. Backup quarterback Evan Jackson threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Swift, while starter J.T. Diehl chipped in a 1-yard scoring run for the Falcons.
CLARKE COUNTY 50, MADISON COUNTY 13
Peyton Rutherford rushed for 159 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries—all in the first half—as Clarke County hammered host Madison County in a Bull Run District matchup.
Rutherford scored on runs of 7, 66, 44 and 1 yard, respectively, as the Eagles (4-1, 2-0) rolled to a 43-6 halftime lead.
Clarke County quarterback Colby Childs also had a big night, going 7-of-15 for 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Madison County (0-5, 0-2) got 222 yards and two scores on 16-of-30 passing from Jeremey Fox. He also threw an interception, which the Eagles' Danny Lyman returned 85 yards for a touchdown.
Madison County hits the road to face Stonewall Jackson-Quicksburg next Friday.
LOUISA COUNTY 35, ORANGE COUNTY 14
Jarett Hunter scored four touchdowns on the ground—two of which came in the fourth quarter—to lead homestanding Louisa County (5-0 overall, 2-0 Jefferson District) to a 35-14 victory over Orange County (1-5, 1-1).
Orange County visits Charlottesville next Friday.