The Woodgrove Wolverines racked up their second consecutive Dulles District victory on the road Friday night in Sterling. In another dominant performance, the Wolverines welcomed in the cooler temperatures with a 42-0 win versus the host Dominion Titans.
Woodgrove (4-2 overall, 2-0 in the Dulles District) moved into a first-place tie in the district standings with idle Loudoun County (6-0, 2-0). Both teams have three Dulles games remaining, highlighted by Woodgrove hosting Loudoun County on Oct. 26.
A competitive first quarter Friday netted Woodgrove a 7-0 lead. The Wolverines marched down the field 62 yards on their first drive. Running back KJ Lewis put the finishing touches on the drive with an 11-yard touchdown run.
The Titans’ bid to answer fell short when their field goal attempt was blocked on the ensuing possession. It proved to be the only time Dominion (3-4, 1-2) would threaten to put points on the board.
Taking back over, Woodgrove faced a gut-check moment after deciding to go for it on fourth down and three from its own 27-yard line. The Wolverines handed the ball to the reliable Lewis, who in turn gained just enough yards for the first down. Woodgrove never looked back.
Five plays later, that gut-check call transitioned into a Woodgrove touchdown when senior Nicholas Lockhart came down with a well thrown ball from senior quarterback Graham Walker for a 25-yard touchdown reception.
Seizing onto the momentum, Woodgrove decided to try an onside kick that proved successful. Five plays later, Graham hit his stride and once again found Lockhart in the end zone from 28-yards out. The Wolverines led 19-0 with a little more than three minutes left in the second quarter.
Lockhart continued to be a standout for the Wolverines at defensive end as well. Lockhart used his long frame and quickness to cause disruption in Domininion's backfield.
Dominion's chances to keep pace with Woodgrove were hampered in the second quarter. Junior quarterback AJ Darr moved the Titans into striking distance but took a hard hit. After leaving the game with an apparent shoulder injury, Darr did not return.
Dominion managed just two first downs following Darr's exit.
The Wolverines continued to hit their stride and closed out the second quarter with another touchdown pass from Graham, this time to senior Ben Castellano as time expired. Graham again found Castellano, committed to play at the University of Richmond, on the two-point conversion giving Woodgrove a 27-0 lead at the break.
Woodgrove methodically scored two touchdowns in the second half - pounding out yards on the ground and milking clock. Price Williams and Walker each produced touchdown runs in the second half to extend the final margin to 42-0.
Walker was efficient with his throws, able to accurately find his big receivers through the air. He passed for 186 yards and three scores, while gaining more than 50 yards to go with his touchdown on the ground.
Woodgrove 42, Dominion 0
W: Lewis 11 run (Arvanitis kick) 7:18
W: Walker 25 pass to Lockhart (kick failed) 4:56
W: Walker 28 pass to Lockhart (kick blocked) 3:03
W: Walker 27 pass to Castellano (Walker pass to Castellano) 0:00
W: Willams 9 run (Walker pass to Castellano) 9:43
W: Walker 1 run (Arvanitis kick) 8:45
Offensive stat leaders
Passing: W – Walker (9 of 12 for 186 yards, 3 TD); D – Lampe (4 of 6 for 25 yards, Int.), Darr (3 of 6 for 16 yards)
Rushing: W – Lewis (13-78-1), Walker (13-56-1), Willams (4-15-1), Pavolic (8-45); D – Clay (5-15), Greenhow (4-16)
Receiving: W – Miller (3-65), Lockhart (2-53-2), Castellano (2-32-1); D – Hayes (3-24), Clay (1-10), Hyatt (2-7)