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Dragons bounce back to whip Greensville
SoVaNow.com / October 31, 2012Bouncing back from a loss to Brunswick last week, the Park View Dragons solidified their standing in the Southside District after a a 21-0 shutout over Greensville Friday night.
The Dragons improved to 8-2 overall and 3-1 in the Southside District with the win.
Jason Baskerville was the leading rusher for Park View with more than 130 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
In the first quarter Baskerville ran the ball into the end zone for the first touchdown of the night. Quarterback Brett Cliborne threw a touchdown pass to Geo Feggins later in the first quarter, giving the Dragons a 14-0 lead.
Baskerville scored again in the second quarter, giving Park View a 21-0 lead over the visiting Eagles.
“It started to mist on us in the second half and the conditions got nastier, so we ran the ball more,” said Park View head coach Doug Allison. “So we drove the ball more.”
The conditions kept both teams from performing up to par, but the Dragons’ quick start was enough to quell any momentum the Eagles might have had.
“The defense was really good Friday night,” said Allison. “After the Brunswick game we focused on the gap protection and running on our tackles.”
The Dragons will tentatively host Brunswick at home November 9. Brunswick is currently in first place in the Southside District and will face Greensville this Friday night.
With the win, Park View assured it will finish no worse than fourth in the five-team district.
Coach Allison sees the upcoming Brunswick game as an opportunity for the Dragons to play their kind of ball at home.
“This is a chance for redemption,” said Coach Allison. “It couldn’t be any more exciting than being able to go back and get a second chance against a team that beat us just a few weeks ago.”
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