Last season Parry McCluer pulled a huge upset over Rockbridge County in week one. The Blues returned 15 starters including 2,000-yard-rusher Ryheem Dawson.
On Friday, the Blues made the seven-mile trip to Lexington, where they faced a new looking Rockbridge team under first-year Head Coach Justin Akers, a former teammate of Robert Griffin III at Baylor.
The Wildcats stormed onto the field for the first time this season in front of a packed house in Lexington.
The Fighting Blues got it done early when big man Ryheem Dawson rumbled up the gut for 20 yards across mid-field to get a Blues first down.
Dawson closed out the drive with the hard-earned 8-yard tally. It was 14-nothing Parry McCluer late in the first.
Rockbridge tried to answer back before the half on the legs of Josh Lawhorne as he weaved through traffic for 40 yards into Blues territory. He lost his helmet after the hit but not his head.
Two plays later, Dalton Camden's pass got tipped and picked by KJ Cook to keep it 14 - nothing at the break.
Early in the 3rd, Camden looked to pass to the flat, but the ball bounced off John Colliton and into the hands of Cameron Wheeler who headed the other way for a pick 6.
Parry McCluer knocked off Rockbridge again, 27 to 7 in the final.