IWA falls short against Blessed Sacrament

Published 11:53 am Saturday, October 18, 2014

By Jeffrey J. Zeigler/Contributing Writer

C.J. Filipkowski threw for two touchdown passes to lead Blessed Sacrament Huguenot to a 20-14 win over Isle of Wight Academy in a Virginia Commonwealth Conference football rivalry game Friday night.

The loss puts Isle of Wight Academy in a probable must-win game next Friday night against Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News if the Chargers want to make the playoffs. The VISAA Division IV poll this week had IWA ranked third and Blessed Sacrament ranked fifth.

Both IWA and Blessed Sacrament are 4-4 and 2-2 in the conference. The top four teams in the poll reach the postseason.

After a scoreless first quarter, Filipkowski gave the Knights the early lead when he tossed a 52-yard touchdown strike to Tanner Dobreucky with 6:40 to play in the second quarter. Matt Schiefer’s kick made it 7-0.

IWA countered late in the first half when Alec Edwards hit paydirt from 1 yard out and Dylan Poe kicked the extra point for a 7-7 tie with 1:22 to play in the half.

The Filipkowski-Dobreucky combination struck again in the third quarter, this time for 84 yards, and Schiefer’s boot made it 14-7.

With 2:17 left in the third quarter, Filipkowski tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Scott Carter. The kicked failed, but Blessed Sacrament held an insurmountable 20-7 lead.

IWA added one more score to make it close. With 3:27 to play quarterback Bryce Casey connected with Alec Edwards for a 35-yard touchdown pass. Poe kicked the extra point to cut the Blessed Sacrament lead to 20-14.

Filipkowski was 7-for-18 through the air for 208 yards.

For the Chargers, Edwards rushed for 100 yards on 19 carries. Edwards is just 30 yards shy of 1,000 yards for the season. Casey was 9-for-20 for 170 yards through the air.