West Forsyth (NC)
at Nansemond River
at Deep Creek
at Western Branch
TIME / RESULT
Oscar Smith routs North Carolina foe to kick off bid for fourth straight state title game appearance
By Ray Nimmo
The cutback lane appeared and Joe Bray pivoted.
Oscar Smith’s junior running back sprinted back to the right side of the field heading for an easy touchdown. But to send an extra message, Bray cut back inside to bulldoze a West Forsyth (N.C.) defender.
“We use our strength, break tackles, keep going. That’s what we do,” Bray said.
The Tigers piled up 471 total yards of offense and beat West Forsyth 41-26 for a season- opening win Saturday at Oscar Smith.
Oscar Smith uses team effort to blow out Great Bridge
By Bryan Black
It was a night of getting everybody some action for perennial Southeastern District power Oscar Smith on Friday.
In a 47-0 manhandling of Great Bridge, the top-ranked Tigers (2-0) had:
Eleven different players carry the ball from scrimmage.
Seven different players catch at least one pass.
Three different quarterbacks throw at least one pass.
Six different players score touchdowns.
Oscar Smith shakes off the rust to rout Grassfield 37-7 in Southeastern District match-up
By Ray Nimmo
Oscar Smith’s off night still produced 404 yards of offense.
The No. 1 Tigers (3-0) beat host Grassfield 37-7 in a rare mid-week match-up rescheduled because of Hurricane Florence.
Grassfield fell to 0-3.
“We just want to get back on a regular routine,” Tigers coach Scott Johnson said. “Since the (season-opening) West Forsyth game, the weather and hurricanes and stuff, I think we’ve gone full-gear like six days. There’s certain adversities you have to overcome. From that standpoint, I think we did a lot of good things.”
Oscar Smith 63, Lakeland 6
Jarius Howard and Romon Copeland both hauled in touchdown catches and the top-ranked Tigers (4-0) rolled to their second win in four days.
Quarterbacks Cam’Ron Kelly and Briquan Harrel both rushed for touchdowns in the first half in which the Tigers led 56-6 at intermission.
Rodney Jones returned an interception 25-yards for a score while Dashawn Griffin and Aaron Acevedo added rushing touchdowns.
Oscar Smith improves to 102-1 in the Southeastern district since 2006.
Acevedo's big night helps Oscar Smith rout Hickory
Virginian-Pilot sports staff
Oscar Smith 44, Hickory 0
Aaron Acevedo scored touchdowns on two of his first three rushing attempts and finished with 130 yards to lead the top-ranked Tigers on Homecoming Night.
Acevedo had TD runs of 10 and 61 yards to give Oscar Smith (5-0, 4-0 Southeastern) a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
Top-ranked Oscar Smith aces its first big Southeastern test, easily beating No. 9 Nansemond River
By Larry Rubama
It was business as usual for top-ranked Oscar Smith.
The Tigers held No. 9 Nansemond River to just 29 total yards to beat the host Warriors 35-8.
Oscar Smith (6-0 overall, 5-0 Southeastern District) has allowed just 22 points in its past five games. The only points the Tigers gave up on Friday was on an interception return with their second-team offense playing in the final minutes of the game.
“In our eyes, it was just another win for us,” said senior Aaron Acevedo. “It was a good test for us. ... I think we came out here and played well and executed and that’s all we had to do.”
Oscar Smith's defense rises to the occasion during victory over Deep Creek
By Ray Nimmo
Oscar Smith lineman Elijah Alston’s confidence flashed with a smile.
Alston and the offense knew they could move the ball on Deep Creek. What could they take advantage of?
“The whole thing,” Alston said, following with a wide grin.
The No. 1 Tigers (7-0, 6-0 Southeastern District) totaled 311 yards in a 28-7 win Friday over the Hornets (5-2, 4-2) at Deep Creek Middle.
Oscar Smith’s line was critical to the team’s success. Alston helped block for running back Aaron Acevedo, who continued his hot streak with 159 yards on 24 carries.
No. 2 Indian River beats top-ranked Oscar Smith for the first time since 1998
By Larry Rubama
Indian River quarterback Dominique Brooks could finally smile.
All week long, he heard the buildup surrounding the big Southeastern District showdown between No. 2 Indian River and No. 1 Oscar Smith. He also was going against his former team as he was the starting quarterback during the Tigers’ run to a third consecutive state championship game last season.
But Brooks handled the pressure as he threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Braves to a 28-16 win over Oscar Smith in front of more 5,000 fans. It was the Braves’ first win over the Tigers since 1998. And the win also put Indian River in the driver’s seat to the district title, which they haven’t won since 1996. The Braves finish the season against Grassfield (4-4) and Western Branch (0-8).
Oscar Smith bounces back with shutout win
Ricky Walker returned an interception 94 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter as the Tigers bounced back with a convincing road victory Friday night .
Oscar Smith (8-1) was coming off its first loss of the season – a 28-16 setback last Saturday against Indian River.
Walker's pick-six was one of the Tigers' three takeaways, and Oscar Smith surrendered just four first downs.
Oscar Smith gets payback on Senior Night with victory over King's Fork
By Larry Rubama
Oscar Smith’s seniors wanted to make a statement on Senior Night.
Last season, when they were juniors, they watched King’s Fork end their 99-game Southeastern District winning streak.
A year later, they wanted to make sure they got some payback.
And they did as the second-ranked Tigers smashed King’s Fork 49-10 in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Oscar Smith rolls past Tallwood in first-round win
By Bryan Black
When Tallwood forced Oscar Smith to back-to-back three-and-outs on the Tigers’ first two possessions Friday, this Class 6 Region A first-round game looked like it might be a knockdown, drag-out tussle.
Wrong. Absolutely and totally wrong.
With Cam’Ron Kelly, a future Auburn Tiger, passing for 225 yards and five touchdowns, second-seeded Oscar Smith hammered seventh-seeded Tallwood 49-0.
smith tops landstown to advance to region final
By Gary Lassiter
Cam'Ron Kelly completed 18 of 20 passes for 323 yards and five touchdowns as the Tigers scored 35 unanswered points in a semifinal.
After Landstown took a 3-0 lead Kelly threw five consecutive touchdown passes over the final three quarters. Kelly threw a 73-yard TD pass to Brandon Brock to give the Tigers a 14-3 halftime lead.
Ocean Lakes defense dominates Oscar Smith in 21-7 win in Class 6 Region A championship
VIRGINIA BEACH – Jacari Holloway flashed three fingers in the air as teammates shouted and danced in jubilation.
Holloway intercepted three passes and Ocean Lakes (13-0) dominated Oscar Smith 21-7 in the Class 6 Region A championship game Friday at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.
“First off I want to thank God because without him I wouldn’t even be here,” Holloway said. “When I was a baby, I was born premature so it’s a lot he’s done for me. Second, they just kept throwing it to me.”
Oscar Smith quarterback Cam’Ron Kelly, an Auburn commit, threw four interceptions and the Tigers combined for five turnovers and just 129 yards of offense.