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Area roundup: Bengals shut out in benefit game
Also: Salem tops Bulldogs, Decker wins tournament, Carlisle field hockey team begins season
Sunday, August 19, 2012
By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS -
Roger Woody thought Bassett High School put forth a pretty good fight against Richlands despite falling short of a win.
Woody and the Bengals lost their benefit game to 10-0 Friday night at Richlands.
“We should have done a lot better than we did,” said Woody, an offensive and defensive lineman at Bassett. “I’m still impressed with what we did, compared to last year, but that’s not the same Richlands team.”
On the other hand, the Bengals’ defense locked down fairly well, by Woody’s standards.
“Im proud of the defense,” Woody said. “I thought they did their job really well.”
Woody said the Bengals ran into a few odd penalties that he still didn’t understand on Saturday. One of those was a rule called against a player who tried to hurdle another.
All told, the lineman thought the Bengals put forth a solid effort, particularly in the first half.
“We put up a pretty good fight until halftime,” Woody said.
Bassett trailed 3-0 at halftime, then gave up another score in the second half while failing to produce any points of its own.
Bulldogs fall 28-7 to Salem
The Martinsville Bulldogs fell Friday night at Salem High School 28-7 in a game that pointed out a few of the Bulldogs’ weaknesses heading into their season opener aganist Brookville.
Most notable were the Bulldogs’ dropped passes.
“We struggled a little bit from the start but we came together,” right guard and defensive tackle Tyshawn Williams said. “It was all right.
“We’ve got to have people catch the ball. Our running game, we’ve got that. We’ve just got to have people catch the ball.”
Williams, one of the Bulldogs’ captains, was cleared to play in the game that morning after returning from a sprained neck.
The Bulldogs are preparing to play defending Group AA, Division 3 Virginia State Champions Brookville.
One positive the team left with following Friday’s preseason loss was that the Bulldogs knew they could play better.
“Our upcoming game is (against) Brookville, if we play as a team, we might have a good chance of beating Brookville,” Williams said.
Tunstall ‘really good,’
three plays from ‘great’
Tunstall quarterback Chris Buckner liked just about everything he saw in Tunstall’s 27-3 preseason loss to G.W.-Danville on Friday.
That’s partly because Buckner could see everything.
Sitting in the pocket, the junior said he had time to throw and the offensive line gave him great protection and only had him hurried three times in the game.
“It’s great. It is great,” Buckner said of his protection. “It gives you that calm feeling, like you don’t have to just throw it. It helps you relax back there.”
But what did Buckner like most of what he saw in a 24-point loss?
Twenty-one of those points came on three-big plays. G.W.-Danville returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, then completed two long passes to aid two more scores. One of those long passes was a touchdown catch.
With the exception of those three big plays, and a few penalties, Buckner said the Trojans looked solid.
“We played really good,” Buckner said. “(Head coach Buddy Brown) said basically all we need to do is stop the big plays and we’d have a great football game right there.”
Decker wins Bay Creek
amateur golf tournament
Keith Decker shot a 5-under par 67 to win the rain shortened Bay Creek Amateur Tournament in Cape Charles on August 12.
Decker, a Martsinville native, shot a 33 on the front nine and was the only player to finish under par in the tournament, winning by six strokes.
The tournament was played August 11-12, but rain canceled Saturday’s opening round, so Decker’s 67 Sunday took the tournament. The golfers were competing for a purse of more than $7,000.
Carlisle field hockey kicks off season with jamboree
The Carlisle field hockey team kicked off its season by going 3-1 in four matches at the Mount Tabor High School Jamboree on Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C.
That record was good enough to tie the Chiefs for first place in the jamboree with Durham Academy (N.C.)
Carlisle defeated Chapel Hill High School (N.C.) 4-0 in its first game of the day, a match in which Emily Morgan turned in a hat trick for the Chiefs. Abby Bridges also scored a goal, and assists were credited to Lori Yeaman, Caroline Jordan and Morgan.
The Chiefs slipped in their next match against Durham Academy, falling 2-0 despite Virginia Zentmeyer’s eight saves in the Carlisle goal.
Carlisle bounced back from its lone setback of the day in its third game with a 1-0 victory over Northwest Guilford (N.C.). Yeaman had the only goal of that match, and it was unassisted.
The Chiefs then finished their day with another 1-0 win, this time against Forsyth Country Day (N.C.). Erin Philips scored the goal and was assisted by Yeaman.
Since the competition was a jamboree, the 3-1 record doesn’t go toward Carlisle’s regular-season record.
The Chiefs will open their season Aug. 25 on the road against Covenant in Charlottesville.
tournament to be held
Henry County Parks and Recreation, the Martinsville Senior Center and Beaver Hills Golf Course are sponsoring a fall senior golf tournament on September 11. Golfers, men and women, will tee off at 8 a.m. All golfers must complet tournament play by 12:30 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the first- and second-place finishers in the 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80-plus age groups.
Refreshments will be served after the first nine holes and immediately following the tournament. For more information on signing up, contact Beaver Hills Golf Course at 632-1526.