Closing it out: Louisa County completes unbeaten regular season in win over Fluvanna

Louisa County completed its undefeated run through the Jefferson District Friday night with a 53-6 victory over Fluvanna County, building a 26-6 lead in the first quarter that became a 47-6 lead by halftime as the Lions cruised.


Louisa is projected to be the No. 3 seed in Class 4, Region B where they’ll likely host Courtland in the first round of the playoffs.


Malik Bell did a lot of the heavy lifting for the Lions against the Flucos with five total touchdowns, starting with a pick six where he raced in from 38 yards to kickstart the scoring. He also had a 6-yard touchdown run, a 67-yard pick six near the end of the first quarter and scoring runs of 40 and 15 yards in the second quarter. Bell finished with 61 yards on three carries (all three scoring runs). The Lions attempted just one pass.


David Sharpe rushed for 78 yards and scored once early in the second quarter on a 25-yard run.


Louisa rushed for 242 yards as a team with Dre Gross picking up 57 yards on nine touches. Bell cow backs Malik Bell, Job Whalen and Raquan Jones rushed just eight times between them as the Lions looked toward keeping them fresh for the playoffs.


Devin Jackson-McGhee had a 15-yard fumble return for a touchdown for the Lions during the first quarter.


The Louisa defense held Fluvanna to just 72 yards of offense, with the highlight an Ethan Graves to Prophett Harris touchdown pass of seven yards midway through the first quarter.