Fishburne Military School football wins inaugural conference championship
Last spring the athletis directors of Hargrave Military Academy, Fishburne Military School, Massanutten Military Academy, and Randolph-Macon Academy wanted to start a football conference for their military schools, and the Patriot Military School Conference was born.
The Caissons of Fishburne under head coach Chip Hill were able to sweep the conference’s first season after defeating Hargrave 42-0 at home on Friday afternoon.
Junior Tyree Scott of Staunton helped the Caissons strike first with a touchdown pass to Junior Calen Owens of Fishersville.
Following a series of turnovers, senior running back Estaban Ruiz-Haynes of Staunton scored three rushing touchdowns on the next 4 Fishburne possessions. The Caissons went into halftime with a 28-0 halftime lead.
The second half brought more of the same. Fishburne’s defense remained stingy, forcing turnovers; and running back Kian Tate and tight end Treavor Norman, both of Waynesboro, added rushing touchdowns to the final 42-0 score.
The Caissons defeated Randolph-Macon 42-3 for their first win of the season and scored a 25-0 win against rival Massanutten earlier in the season, both on the road.
Fishburne has one game remaining, at home on Friday against Richmond Christian, as they are battling Randolph-Macon and Bishop Sullivan Catholic for the fourth and final seed in the VISAA state tournament. A win would improve the Caissons to 5-3 and help their bid toward a state playoff spot.