The Duke’s Preview: Sherando vs Millbrook featuring Sherando Coach T.J. Rohrbaugh

Tonight’s Game of the Week on The River 95.3, Fox Sports Radio 1450, theriver953.com and the Tune In Radio App will feature a contrast of styles when Sherando (5-3) travels to Millbrook (5-2).

This game comes at a crucial stretch in the season as teams are jockeying for playoff positioning.

In the recent VHSL Power Rankings, Millbrook was ranked third and Sherando fifth, with the top eight teams making the postseason.

The Warriors deploy an offense led by a talented and experienced quarterback, Micah Carlson.

Carlson leads the area in passing with 1,481 passing yards, a 59% completion parentage, and 15 touchdowns.

He will spread the ball around to a variety of receivers including the speedster, Brady Hamilton.

Hamilton leads the area in receiving yards (541), receiving touchdowns (7), and receptions (26).

Millbrook on the other hand would be completely content without attempting a pass the entire game.

The single wing offense has dominated games with its rushing attack totaling 360 yards per game.

Kyler Jackson has led the backfield and the area this year with 1,083 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns.

The Pioneers recently got Tyson Mallory back from injury after he led the area in rushing last season.

On the sidelines, Sherando Head Coach T.J. Rohrbaugh makes his return to Millbrook where he briefly served as the Coordinator of Student Activities.

In his role, he worked closely with Millbrook Head Coach Josh Haymore and the two share a mutual respect heading into this rivalry game.

Millbrook will try to control the clock and the line of scrimmage, but if Sherando can come out to an early lead like Jefferson, it may be too much for the Pioneers to overcome.

I predict Micah Carlson to have success through the air and Sherando will bounce back from a really poor showing last week with a win over a cross county rival, 31-21.

To hear my interview with Sherando Head Coach T.J. Rohrbaugh, press play below.

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The Duke’s Preview: Warren County vs Millbrook featuring Coach Breeden interview

This edition of the Friday Night Lights High School Football Game of the Week features Millbrook (1-0) travelling to Warren County (0-1).

The two teams have not played since 2013 and have split the all time series 3-3.

Millbrook’s season debut saw an incredible rushing attack pile up nearly 400 yards without attempting a pass against Harrisonburg.

Junior running back Kyler Jackson made his varsity debut with 5 carries for 182 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Millbrook ran away with a 40-0 victory after pulling the starters in the second half.

The Pioneers will have a tougher test this week against a Warren County team coming off a strong season last year.

Warren County struggled finishing drives but in my discussion with Head Coach Josh Breeden, he did not seem too concerned about it.

He felt they just had a few things to clear up, and he is confident his squad will have better execution on Friday.

New QB PJ Dellinger and RB Gavin Dodson were the main contributors on offense while Dodson scored the lone TD for Warren County on a pick six.

Warren County’s defense responded well after an opening drive touchdown and did not allow a score in the second half

The defense will face a familiar formation when they see Millbrook’s single wing offense.

The Wildcats ran the same formation the past few seasons under Coach Jerry Sarchet.

When Warren County is on offense, keep an eye on the battle between the Wildcat’s offensive line led by four seniors against the Millbrook defensive line which features All-District selections Cole Purdy (6’3″ 250) and Ezra Doyle-Naegeli (6’0″ 245).

This game will truly be decided in the trenches as the skill positions look very even.

I predict Millbrook will win the battle up front as they dominated the line of scrimmage last week and come away with the victory, 27-14.

Tune in to the action on Fox Sports Radio 1450 WFTR, The River 95.3, streaming on theriver953.com and the Tune In Radio App.

My interview with Warren County Head Coach Josh Breeden is available below.

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Fire evacuates Millbrook High School

Millbrook High School in Frederick County had to evacuate and send students home early yesterday.

A fire started in a dust collector in one of the schools career and technical education areas and produced a visible cloud of smoke.

All staff and students evacuated safely to the football stadium across school grounds.

The school faced minor damages and students who left items during the evacuation will receive further instructions this weekend on how to retrieve their belongings.

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