Game of Firsts
Hayfield’s season opening 55-10 victory over Chantilly featured a host of firsts. The win was the first against Chantilly, who held a commanding 7-0 series lead over Hayfield. The Hawks actually defeated the Chargers 17-14 back in 1975, but were forced to forfeit the win due to an ineligible player. The 55-10 victory featured the most points scored against Chantilly and the fewest points allowed against a Hayfield defense in the series. Trevor Gleason was the first sophomore to start a game for the Hawks at QB since Ellis Knudson in 2011. And it’s reported that Elly Gorham became the first female player to score points for the Hawks after splitting 2/3 PATs between the uprights.
Chantilly won the coin toss but deferred to Hayfield’s high-flying offense to start the game. Gleason (SO) navigated the offense down the field completing 3/3 passes for 55 yards in his varsity debut, connecting with WR Jevon Pailin (SR) for a touchdown on a 38 yard flea flicker to take the 6-0 lead. The Hawks defense would stifle most of the Chargers attempts to get drives going throughout the game, but the Hawks offense also faced early cobwebs in the 1st quarter. Gleason (SO) showed his rookie stripes on the next two offensive possessions that ended in interceptions leading to a 38 yard field goal by Chantilly, necessitating Monty Byers (JR) to step in to get the offense rolling.
M. Byers (JR) would find the end zone on a one yard run after starting the drive at the Chantilly 25 yard line to take the 12-3 lead. On the next offensive possession, M. Byers (JR) would use his shifty athleticism on a 4th & 3 to find a wide open Kylan Booker (SR) for a seven yard touchdown. Human football magnet – and University of Maryland commit – WR Brian Cobbs (SR) would add the 2PT reception from M. Byers (JR) to expand the lead 20-3 late in the 2nd quarter. Earlier in the drive, Cobbs (SR) seemed invincible on an 11 yard reception that took six Chantilly defenders to bring him down.
After another three-and-out stop by the defense, Gleason (SO) reentered the game with 2:31 remaining in the 2nd quarter. No word on what pep talk was given after the rookie QB threw two interceptions, but it worked. Gleason (SO) would throw a perfect 9/9 for 111 yards and 3 touchdowns for the remainder of the game. The last offensive drive before halftime Gleason (SO) would connect with Cobbs (SR) on an eight yard touchdown and 2PT conversion to put Hayfield in a commanding 28-3 lead.
Hayfield’s first offensive position of the second half would have similar results with Gleason (SO) connecting with Cobbs (SR) on a six play-65 yard drive in 91 seconds to put the Hawks up 35-3. Chantilly would finally reach the end zone on a one yard run in their next position to close the gap 35-10. The penalty marred drive (although rightly called) saw Chantilly gain nine offensive yards and 47 penalty yards. It would be the last time they light up the scoreboard.
Senior Stephen King would make a name for himself during the next two drives on both sides of the ball by collecting a 12 yard touchdown from Gleason (SR) and then blocking a punt and returning it for 20 yards to set the Hawks up in the Chargers red zone. Booker (SR) would earn his second touchdown of the day on an 11 yard run to put Hayfield up 48-10 with 11:34 remaining in the 4th quarter.
At this stage, many backups entered the game, including QB Jacqui Bailey (JR), who would throw 2/2 for 17 yards and a touchdown to WR Tim Drummond (JR). More research is needed, but it’s been at least a decade since three Hayfield QB’s threw a touchdown in the same game.
Next up: vs. Edison (0-1) | Friday, September 1 | 7:00 pm
Hayfield 55, Chantilly 10
Hayfield's 50th Anniversary
We are proud to announce that 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of Hayfield Secondary School and its football program. To celebrate this occasion, Varsity and Junior Varsity football players will affix a commemorative 50th Anniversary decal to the back of their helmets.
Since 1968, our program has had its fair share of ups and downs, but we take pride in the contributions that our players, parents, coaches, educators, and community have made that have built the foundation for what Hayfield is today. Thank you.
Learn more about the school's history or the football teams history (work in progress).
Hawks Discount Cards
The Hayfield Hawks Football annual discount cards are back! For only $20 you can receive the coveted discount card that entitles you to discounts to over 20 local retailers!
A few of the discounts include:
Your discount card will pay for itself after the first couple of uses and you enjoy the added benefit of supporting the football program.
Ask ANY football player about purchasing a discount card or connect with us through the contact form.
Fall Sports Picnic 8.18.17
Update: The picnic has been canceled due to weather.
Hayfield Secondary will be holding a Fall Sports Picnic on Friday, August 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This event is for both players and their families. Please plan to attend this fun event.
Tentative schedule of events:
6:00 p.m. Picnic begins
6:10 p.m. Hayfield band performs in the stadium
6:45 p.m. Senior football parents meet near the snack bar to discuss Senior Night
Tours will be available of the concession stand to prepare for another season of volunteering
in the concession stand.
Each football athlete and their families are asked to bring the following to the picnic based on class:
Parent volunteers are also needed for the following duties:
The 2017 Hayfield Football Spirit Wear Store is now open for a limited time.
Online orders only: https://hayfieldfootball2017.itemorder.com/sale
The deadline to order is Tuesday, August 22 at 11:59 PM.
All spirit wear purchases are optional. For players, the soft shell jacket, athletic woven pant, competitor tee and bag have been suggested. As the season gets colder the team will have a consistent look as they travel. All items are available for purchase by parents and fans. Both men’s and women’s styles are available.
The order will be picked up at CCI in Burke, checked for accuracy, and distributed the week of September 11 (stay tuned for details). A volunteer is needed for picking up the order, sorting the gear, and distributing after practice during two nights the week of September 11. Contact Ms. Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
The Hayfield Hawks Football Team.