IWA squad is a well-oiled machine

Published 10:45 pm Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Isle of Wight Academy continues to play like a machine. The latest victim Friday night was Fuqua School.

When you look at why Isle of Wight continues to win, it always seems like the Chargers have good field position, which is generated by their defense and special teams. On all of IWA’s scoring drives in Friday night’s 37-0 win, the Chargers started near midfield or closer on every one: Fuqua 45, Fuqua 30, own 43, Fuqua 47, own 47 and midfield. Compare that to where Fuqua started its offensive drives: own 18, own 30, own 22, own 20, own 8, own 20, own 15, IWA 39, own 35, own 20.

■ How about this stat? The IWA defense has given up just 88 yards rushing in two games.

■ The showdown of the year might be on Oct. 17, when Isle of Wight Academy travels to Blessed Sacrament Huguenot. The Knights are now 6-0 after a 48-45 win over Trinity Episcopal of Richmond.

■ With Franklin and Isle of Wight Academy both undefeated, Windsor has been flying under the radar somewhat. Before Monday night’s loss to Washington & Lee, the Dukes were the top-ranked team in the Group A, Region A, Division 2 playoff picture.

■ Southampton Academy really needs to load up on wins the next three weeks. The Raiders (3-2) are playing three teams (Tidewater Academy, Carlisle School and Quantico School) with a combined record of 3-11. Then comes the big games against Isle of Wight Academy and Blessed Sacrament Huguenot.

■ The Chowan University football team was beaten by Virginia Union 51-28 in the Hawks’ first-ever night game Saturday. Chowan quarterback CJ Westler went 21-for-47 through the air for 279 yards and three touchdowns.

VMI and Virginia Union ran roughshod over Chowan’s defense the past two weeks. The Hawks gave up 120 points and 1,130 yards in those two games. After Chowan cut the Virginia Union lead to 30-28 in the fourth quarter, the Panthers scored the final three touchdowns of the game.

■ Susan Gansor, a 2008 graduate of Southampton Academy, is listed as the tallest player on the Towson State volleyball roster. As of Monday, Towson was 13-4 and Gansor had contributed 41 kills and 27 blocks.

■ How about those Detroit Lions? So I was wrong. For some Lions fans, getting Matt Millen fired was as good as winning the division.