A Thursday night edition of area high school football around Hampton Roads had several key games of note with two out of the Beach District. Tallwood led Landstown 7-6 at halftime only to pull away by a final of 21-6 at home. Marquis Stevens led the Lions (1-1) with a pair of touchdowns including a 4th quarter score from 7 yards to put the game out of reach.
Bayside in their season opener on the road at First Colonial used special teams to their advantage. Leon Griffin III started the scoring for the Marlins with a 60 yard punt return and a 7-0 advantage. They would roll from there beating the Patriots 39-0.
It was a state border battle as Currituck County in North Carolina jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and cruised to a 42-3 win over Hickory from Chesapeake. Ocean Lakes, Kempsville, Deep Creek, Phoebus, York, and Grafton also came up winners.