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Rams hope to rebound at Skyline

Posted 2017-10-05

    After a stinging at-home loss to Warren County High a week ago, Strasburg’s football Rams will travel to Front Royal Friday to take on another neighbor, Skyline’s Hawks.

    Considering that Strasburg has won two games on the road and lost two at home this season, the good news may be that the Rams are traveling.

    The Hawks are a Division 3A team with a 1-3 record this season.  They were beaten badly by Central, 48-13 in their opener, but rebounded with a 32-22 victory over Broadway, then suffered a tough overtime loss to James Wood, 28-22, followed by last week’s pounding at the hands of Handley, 40-0.

    Senior Ryan Scott is the Hawks’ quarterback who, at 6-2, 220 is a tough assignment for defenders, particularly smaller backs. He can throw accurately short or mid-range passes. Senior Quentin Diggs and junior Ion Bogdam lead the Hawks’ running attack.

    On defense, Skyline’s linebackers are juniors Aden Smith and Justin Jenkins.  Seniors tackles Cedric Ausberry (6-2 274) and Tyler Compton (6-1, 220) add heft to the line.

    Freshman Douglas Cummings has handled the kicking game for the Hawks this season and has been improving on distance with each game.

    Strasburg again will depend on its reliable defense and outstanding running back, Austin Miller.

    Strasburg’s two sophomore quarterbacks, Dylan Hamrick and Chase Hart, have adjusted to sharing the position and have improved.  Both connected with wide receiver Stephen Kloosterman for touchdowns against Warren County.

    The game’s outcome is expected to be close. A special effort or a turnover by either team could determine the outcome.

    The Rams lost to Warren County a week ago, 33-24.