Friday, December 28, 2007

Stone Bridge football makes history

Stone Bridge football makes history

Stone Bridge coach Mickey Thompson had two previous shots at a state football title – in 1999 with Park View and 2005 with Stone Bridge; both losses – but apparently neither of these meshed with the magical storyline that developed this season.

With one of his sons lined up at quarterback and the other starting on the defensive line, the gutsy Thompson was eventually doused with Gatorade at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium – the very campus where Thompson played college football.

“It looked like it was meant to be, but you never know,” said Thompson, following his team's 38-0 win over Potomac to capture its first-ever state title. “There's hardly a parent who I don't know, and then to have that happen and come back [to the University of Virginia] on top of it with your kids is pretty special.”

Senior standout Jeron Gouveia led the Bulldogs (14-1) all season from his safety and running back positions, posting 22 total offensive touchdowns, 73 tackles and five interceptions (including two in the title game), but junior quarterback Patrick Thompson and senior wide receiver Ryan Moody stole the show on that blistery Saturday afternoon.

Thompson threw for 286 yards and four touchdowns, while Moody caught six passes for 158 yards and three scores.

Fairfax County Times

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