Falls Church H.S. — 28, Thomas Jefferson H.S. — 30
Juniors Miles Hurkamp and Yousef Khatib led an impressive offensive effort against Thomas Jefferson High School, but in the end the Colonials struck the final blow, kicking a field goal with 27 seconds left to secure the win in the season-opening contest for both teams.
Hurkamp finished the day with 138 yards on 18 carries, including one touchdown, while Khatib took the helm of the offense at quarterback, passing for 124 yards and scrambling for two touchdowns of his own. Three interceptions did mar his day, however.
On defense, Samear Khatib led the way with an interception of his own and a team-high 13 tackles. Hurkamp added 10 stops and a pick. Sophomore Matt Gorman recorded the Jaguars’ lone sack.
The Colonials move on to face Langley at home this Friday, while the Jaguars square off against Wakefield on the road at 7:30 p.m.
South County H.S. — 30, McLean H.S. — 6
South County’s second season in existence got off on the right foot with a dominant win over McLean. The Stallions rushed for 163 yards as a team, with four different backs carrying for a touchdown.
McLean will look to rebound when they return home to face Yorktown this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Marshall H.S. — 27, Wakefield H.S. — 13
The Statesmen improved their record to 2-0 thanks in large part to a pair of touchdowns by Doug Howell. Marshall quarterback Harold Sweet passed for one touchdown and threw for another when he found Josh Earl in the end zone.
The Statesmen capitalized on some special teams’ magic when Mosab Sabeh blocked a Wakefield punt, recovered by Marshall’s Allan Sibley. Marshall again took advantage of another Wakefield miscue when John Rehberger picked off an errant pass to give his team good field position and lead to another Statesmen touchdown. Marshall led 20-0 before Wakefield finally got on the board in the fourth quarter.
Howell led the way with 49 yards on the ground, while Chris Hurlburt added 24.
Marshall will try to move to 3-0 this Friday with an away game at J.E.B. Stuart High School at 7:30 p.m.