Kempsville and Kecoughtan football stars select Duke – The Virginian-Pilot

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Kempsville athlete Quran Boyd and Kecoughtan rusher/tight David Anderson revealed on Twitter that they were committed to Duke, giving the Blue Devils two upside promises from Hampton Roads over the weekend.

New Duke coach Mike Elko’s staff includes Zohn Burden, a Salem High and VMI graduate who came to the Blue Devils in January. Burden was an assistant at Old Dominion, Richmond, Virginia Tech and Maryland before joining the staff of Elko.

Boyd has been a key cog for the Chiefs on both sides of the ball in 2021, providing 704 scrimmage yards and seven offensive touchdowns. On defense, he had 21 tackles (five for losses), 14 breakups and four interceptions, two of which he returned to the end zone.

Anderson, 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, has also had offers from Virginia Tech, Syracuse, East Carolina and Wake Forest, according to 247Sports.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Former Kempsville point guard Elijah White, a recent high school graduate, has signed up to play for the Division II Bluefield University Rams. White was a Class 5 second-team all-state pick and a Class 5 Region A first-team pick as a senior.

HOME SOCCER

Virginia Beach City FC picked up a win and a draw on their two-game trip to Northern Virginia, winning 3-2 on Friday against the previously unbeaten Alexandria Reds and then facing Northern Virginia United for a 1-1 draw Sunday at Great Falls.

VBCFC took their National Premier Soccer League record to 4-1-3.

On Friday, Sheriff Secka scored in extra time to break a 2-2 tie.

On Sunday, after an apparent NoVa United goal was ruled out by an offside call early in the second half, Trevor Knight gave VBCFC a 1-0 lead in the 75th minute. But the hosts fired even at the start of the four minutes of stoppage time.

HOME BASEBALL

The Peninsula Pilots won their third straight game on Sunday night, outscoring Wilson 12-7 before 1,410 at Fleming Stadium in North Carolina.

Down two runs after seven innings, the Pilots (11-12 Coastal Plain League) took the lead with a four-run eighth and virtually put the game away with a four-run ninth. The 4 hour and 4 minute game featured 15 walks and 20 strikeouts.

Tevin Tucker and Trey Morgan scored three runs and drove in two apiece for Peninsula.

In the eighth, with the Tobs up 6-4, two walks and two hits made it 6-5. Pinch the three-point double from hitter Mac Moise, then put the drivers in front to stay.

Five Peninsula pitchers took the mound, with Leif Bigelow and Peyton Hutson holding the Tobs scoreless.

The Pilots are 2-0 on a five-game road trip that continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday against the Morehead City Marlins.

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LITTLE LEAGUE

District 7 has crowned more champions in its postseason tournaments, teams that will represent the Peninsula in state slice play.

In Intermediate baseball, Northampton beat host Phoebus 19-8 on Friday in a win-win matchup for the crown. Northampton were 3-1 in the tournament.

In 9-11 baseball, tournament host Warwick defeated Poquoson 21-0 but lost 11-0 to York County, who secured a berth in the championship round. Poquoson will face Warwick in a rematch at 5.30pm on Monday for a place against York.

In 10-12 softball, York County swept Warwick 14-4, 14-1 at the Phoebus Complex for the crown. York will advance to the state tournament in Bridgewater.

In junior baseball at Deer Park, Warwick secured the command post with a pair of shutouts – 7-0 against Poquoson and 10-0 against Phoebus. Additionally, York County was eliminated via a 13-10 loss to Phoebus and a 14-2 loss to Poquoson.

Phoebus and Poquoson will face off at 6 p.m. Monday for a spot in the final against Warwick.

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