By Bryan Rothamel/FlucoBlog.com
ORANGE — It is hard to stop a team when you line up and there are playmakers across the field. Fluvanna found that out against Orange on Friday night.
Orange used a steady attack of passing and running to beat the visiting Flucos 51-19 on the Hornet Homecoming game.
OCHS was led by quarterback Cameron Hughes who threw for 278 yards with three touchdown passes. His favorite targets were Amir Waller and Tyler Seal who finished with 125 yards and 44 yards respectfully.
“Our passing game got started early and got a nice rhythm. Once we do that, we pretty much set from there, pretty much for the rest of the game,” said Hughes.
The Hornets were all ready up 14-0 when Fluvanna’s punter TJ Dudley pinned them at their two-yard line. Two plays later they sat at the one before Hughes connected with Amir Waller for a 99-yard touchdown pass. Waller had 98 yards after the catch on the play.
The speedy Ferguson was a surprise for the athletic Orange. On the opening drive, Ferguson gained much of his 42-yard touchdown run after breaking a few Fluco tackles.
“I just wanted to play hard, just trying to win the game — get to these playoffs,” Ferguson said.
He would score one more time in the second half. That 28-yard touchdown run was almost stopped in the backfield before he tipped toe out of multiple tackles.
“[The team] played well,” said Hornet head coach John Kayajanian. “Cameron threw the ball, Isaiah ran the ball. Amir made some nice plays too. We blocked well, it was a good offensive night for us.”
Fluvanna coach Jason Barnett was awed by of the athleticism of Orange,
“They got one of the best athletes in this area in Amir Waller, and we have to guard him,” Barnett said. “Then they have a stinking running back that runs like he does that’s only a freshman.”
Fluvanna was led by junior YaYa Anderson who rushed for 73 yards, passed for 31 yards and received a 30 yard pass. Anderson had both a passing and receiving touchdown.
Orange (5-3, 4-1) will next play host to surging Western Albemarle for senior night. Fluvanna(3-5, 2-3) will attempt to win a homecoming game for the first time in over four years when it hosts winless Charlottesville.