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PAGE C8 SPIRIT of JEFFERSON Wednesday, October 31, 2018 SPORTS and FM~MER'S ADVOCATE Regionals FROM PAGE C1 After the half, the Ea- gles continued their attack with ease, cutting through Washington's tired back- line. They found the net once again from deep, lob- bing the shot over Jade Butler. The final 10 min- utes of play didn't bode well for the Patriots, as they would fail to score. "There were some ques- tionable calls, but Hedg- esville was the better team tonight," Head Coach Tim Michael said. "They're one of the best teams in the state, so I'm just hap- py with the way we came out pushing hard." "I don't want to see a soccer ball for a while, and I think the girls feel the same way," Michael said with a laugh. "Most of the seniors have been with me for three to four years, and I'll be the first to tell you I'm not the easiest person to get along with but they did everything I asked of them and complained very little. I'm sad to see them go they were a very dedicated, happy-go-lucky and fun group." The Lady Eagles, like their counterparts, will be facing Hurricane in the Class AAA Semifinals. The Redskins are ranked 15th in AAA, just shy of Hedgesville who sits in the 14th spot. Hedgesville leads Hurricane in goals scored and goals allowed by slim margins, as the Eagles lead the Redskins 107-92, and 22-28 respec- tively. It should be a tough fight for the Eagles who are looking to advance from the semifinals after losing to the University Hawks last season 2-0. m With both teams on the bottom rungs, who llwin the county? By ANDREW SPELLMAN points throughout nine weeks, sports@spiritofjefferson.eom whereas Jefferson has allowed 340. The Cougars have also outscored Washington travels to Shenan- the Patriots 129-85. doah Junction on Friday to bat- tie their cross-county rival. The Winless against common op- game's outcome will determine ponents who owns bragging rights until Jefferson and Washington share next year. Washington will look to time with five schools, all of which hold onto the top spot in the coun- were losses this season. ty, as the Patriots defeated the Cou- gars 35-13 in 2017. 1. Millbrook (Va.): Jefferson held the Pioneers to 28 points, Playbook comparison: Passing is Washington's forte, tackling is not Washington is strongest in their passing scheme with Frankie Amore logging 893 yards on 85 completions this season. Amore k=.o ,~.1oo F,=.oood xCor oo-,on to =oh downs, while only running for one. The sophomore will be going up a mature defense that is a wrecking ball against young receivers and quarterbacks. The Cougars like alternating be- tween deep routes and utilizing Corbin Pierson's running skills. The Patriots will need to defend both down low and keep wideouts Antoine Lewis and Trent Shelton in check if they want to contain the constantly changing offense. This is a weak spot for Washing- ton, and it was clear against Hamp- shire on Friday. If the Patriots practice on tackling low, Pierson won't be able to pull a Houdini and escape - one of his best skills. while putting up 26 points in a close game. Washington al- lowed 46 Pioneer points by them and only scored once. 2. Musselman: Jefferson con- tained the Applemen to 22 points in the rain soaked Sat- urday ~amc. The Patriot~ wcrc overpowered for a 70-6 loss. 3. Hedgesville: Washington gave up 68 points to the Eagles in their season opener, but Jeffer- son didn't have a fun time ei- ther losing 42-6. 4. Spring Mills: Keon Padmore- Johnson dropped dimes in both the Jefferson and Washington game. The Cougars lost 52-22, and Washington lost 51-6. 5. Martinsburg: This compari- son isn't really fair to either team as the Bulldogs ran up the score in both games. They beat Jefferson 70-0 and Washington 67 -0. ANDREW SPEO-MAN ABOVE: Corbin Pierson scrambles to the outside during the Keyser game ear- lier this season. BELOW: Frankie Amore gets the pass out at the last minute With a lrolan pass-rusner in tow. One-win versus winless Prediction taking on the older, bigger Cougars ots the way they did Loudoun Val- The Cougars and Patriots haven't After comparing the numbers, it should look like the Frankfort or ley (Va.) had much luck this year, although Jefferson enters the matchup likely Hampshire games. Jefferson will enter the final week to come out with the win. Washing- The Cougars aren't a blowout - For live coverage on Friday, be with one win over their rival, ton has been progressively looking threat like Martinsburg or Mussel- sure to follow Andrew on Twitter Washington has allowed 506 better, but with their young roster man, but should handle the Patri- @andrewspellman Suppo s people with pre-exi ng conditions Suppom be er pay for educato. Fighting Opioid Epidemic Prote ing Medicare And Sociali Securi