Virginia high school football team routs opponent 104-0 in state playoffs

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A high school football team in Virginia left it all on the field last week after defeating another local school 104-0 in the opening game of the VHSL Class 4 state playoffs on Friday night. 

The brutal beatdown helped the Phoebus Phantoms improve to 11-0 on the season, and marked their sixth shutout in seven games, USA Today reported. 

View of high school football field goal posts

View from a closeup of a goal post on a high schools’ football field. (iStock)

By comparison, their opponents, the Jamestown Eagles, ended the season 1-10. 

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The win was marred by controversy over the Phantoms’ decision to score a touchdown in the final seconds of the game, despite already leading 98-0. 

“I was hot,’’ Jamestown head coach Scott Lambin told USA Today, adding that he did not say anything to Phoebus coach James Blunt after the game because “I didn’t feel that I had to ya know?’’

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The Phantoms were already leading 98-0 before scoring a final second touchdown.  (iStock)

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Blunt responded, saying that he regretted the decision, but added that at the time the players were “begging me.’’

“I’ll be honest with you, man, I told the boys at the end when I broke them down, I’m happy for them and I did it for them, but that it’s not one of my better moments,’’ he said. “I haven’t smiled about it. I haven’t accepted a congratulations about it. I just don’t feel good about it.”

Football on field

A football on the sidelines before the start of the game.  (Reading Eagle via Getty Images)

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The Phantoms will next play Hampton Crabbers (7-4) on Friday night. 

According to the schools’ athletics website, Phoebus has won seven VHSL State Division 5 Championships in 11 years.

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