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Led by quarterback Ramsey Hayyat, who threw three touchdowns, York cruised to a commanding 44-6 victory against Colonial Heights during Saturday's first-round game in the Group 3A playoffs.
Hayyat got the Falcons on the board early in the first quarter after connecting on a 59-yard touchdown with Da'Shaun Jones. A Logan Weis 19-yard field goal later in the quarter put the Falcons up 10-0.
York running back Devin Campbell capped the first quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run to give York an early 17-0 advantage over the Colonials.
The lone York touchdown in the second quarter came off Hayyat's second touchdown pass of the game, this time a 56-yarder to Luke Gilbert. The second-quarter touchdown put York on top 23-0 at the half.
The third quarter was more of the same as York continued to pile on the points. Hayyat connected with Gilbert for a second time on a 28-yard touchdown pass. A third-quarter rushing touchdown by Deondre Lightfoot extended York's rout.
A final fourth-quarter touchdown by Matt Wakelyn secured the victory for York (7-4), which advances to take on Phoebus in the second round.
Individual statistics were not reported for this game.
Colonial Heights: 0 0 0 6 — 6
York: 17 6 14 7 — 44
Y: Jones 59 pass from Hayyat (Weis kick), 7-0
Y: Weis 19 FG, 10-0
Y: Campbell 2 run (Weis kick), 17-0
Y: Gilbert 56 pass from Hayyat (kick missed)
Y: Gilbert 28 pass from Hayyat (Weis kick)
Y: Lightfood 6 run (Weis kick)
Y: Wakelyn 8 run (Weis kick)
C: Edwards 2 run (run failed)
Phoebus Routs Tabb to End Tigers’ Season
Tabb’s football season came to a disappointing close Saturday afternoon as the Tigers fell 39-0 to Phoebus in the first round of the Group 3A East tournament.
The Phantoms dominated on offense, outgaining Tabb 421-78, while stifling the Tabb offense and forcing three turnovers in the game.
Phoebus got on the board with 5:47 left in the first quarter when Jaylen Holloway found the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run to put the Phantoms up 6-0.
A slow second quarter saw its only action with two seconds left to play in the first half. Phoebus quarterback Justin Wright completed a 32-yard pass to wide receiver Andre Jackson for a touchdown. A failed two-point conversion resulted in a 12-0 halftime advantage for Phoebus.
The Phantoms’ offense exploded in the third quarter for a trio of touchdowns. The first, coming with 7:21 left in the quarter, was a JoMari Becnel 8-yard touchdown scamper. A fumble by Tabb on its ensuing possession set up a 19-yard touchdown run by Daniel Wright.
Phoebus’ final third-quarter touchdown was a 54-yard touchdown pass from Justin Wright to Elijah Nelson that put the Phantoms up 33-0. A fourth quarter touchdown pass by Justin Wright, his third of the game, to Cire Greene sealed the 39-0 win for Phoebus over the Tigers.
Tabb (4-7) ends its season with five losses over its final six games.
Tabb: 0 0 0 0 — 0
Phoebus: 6 6 21 6 — 39
P: Holloway 1 run (kick missed), 6-0
P: Jackson 32 pass from J. Wright (pass failed), 12-0
P: Becknel 8 run (Tonkins kick), 19-0
P: D. Wright 19 run (Tonkins kick), 26-0
P: Nelson 54 pass from J. Wright (Tonkins kick), 33-0
P: Greene 8 pass from J. Wright (kick missed), 39-0
First downs: 6; 17
Rushes-yards: 28-3; 36-169
Comp-att-int: 6-14-2; 12-16-0
Passing yards: 75; 252
Fumbles-lost: 2-1; 0-0
Penalties-yards: 1-10; 9-70
Tabb: Wil Marks (6-13, 75 yards, 2 INTs), Nick Hunter (6 rec, 75 yards)
Phoebus: Justin Wright (12-16, 252 yards, 3 TDs), JoMari Becnel (20 car, 120 yards, TD), Elijah Nelson (5 rec, 127 yards, TD)