Tabb shuts down Grafton 35-0


Tabb shut down and shut out Grafton in Friday football action, winning 35-0 behind a pair of touchdown runs from Jimmie Simmons.

Grafton (0-7, 0-7 Bay Rivers) mustered just 114 yards of total offense, 63 on the ground and 51 in the air.

Demetrius Moore accounted for nearly all of the Clippers offense, rushing 19 times for 55 yards, and throwing for another 51 yards on two completions. Moore also had a spectacular defensive play.

Moore intercepted a pass on the goal line, darting up the near sideline, outrunning one Tabb player and was grabbed by a second, spinning 360 degrees to break the grasp before breaking back to the sideline, where he escaped a third tackle before being knocked out of bounds at Tabb’s 26-yard line.

The Clippers' best chance to score came late in the first half, with Moore taking the snap and pushing through a gap between the center and left guard, diving for the first-down mark. With his feet tangled, Moore could only lean, and a Tabb defender swatted the ball out of Moore’s hands, and the Tigers recovered.

The two teams entered the game with a combined 1-13 record.

More football

Lafayette 62, Jamestown 7: The Rams (7-1, 7-0 Bay Rivers) led 48-7 at the half and cruised to their 49th straight Bay Rivers District win. Lafayette began last week first in Region 4A. If the playoffs had started Friday, the Rams would have played Jamestown (2-6, 2-5). The Rams face Poquoson in a Bay Rivers District showdown Friday at Poquoson Middle School.

Poquoson 28, Bruton 17: The Panthers (2-6, 1-6) led 17-14 at halftime, but Poquoson (7-1, 6-1) eventually wore them down for the road win. Poquoson began the week ranked sixth in Region 2A.

Region 4A has Warhill ranked sixth and Jamestown holding down the eighth and final playoff spot. In the Daily Press top 10 poll, Lafayette is ranked second, Warhill eighth and York 10th.

Field hockey

York defeated Prince George 4-0 Monday behind goals from Sarah Farrell, Cassie Watts, Kristen Jacoby and Shannon Gaffney.

Ferrell added two assists, Watts had one and Taylor Salyers also had one for the Falcons (9-5, 7-2 BRD).

Warhill (10-4) defeated Northumberland 10-1 Friday but lost to Menchville 3-2 Monday, while Grafton (7-8, 6-3) lost 1-0 Monday to Great Bridge.

Cross country

Jamestown’s girls won the Bay Rivers District by going 10-0 in dual meets. Grafton was the only Bay Rivers District team to defeat the Jamestown boys.

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