VINTON, Va. -

William Byrd quarterback Zac Hill missed most of last season with an injury, but Hill was primed to start his senior season right this week against a Cave Spring team that also welcomed back a key contributor tonight with the same first name.

Zac Foutz returned to action for the first time since being diagnosed with meningitis that he contracted from a tainted steroid shot in the middle of last season.

Byrd was in control most of the first quarter.  Hill started his season off right, calling his own number and lowering his shoulder at the goal line to get in for the score to make it 13-nothing Terriers.

They got the ball back on a turnover and had all the momentum but Foutz made his presence felt.  He stepped in front of the Hill pass and made the acrobatic interception, motoring the other way 45 yards on the pick 6 to keep Cave Spring in it, down just 13-7 to start the second quarter.

Hill then went off the right side from short yardage. That score made it 19 to 7. Hill then added the two point conversion and Byrd took out Cave Spring 28 to 21 the final from Bob Patterson Stadium.