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Football Roundup: Raiders Break 17-Quarter Scoreless Streak in Loss

Mt. Vernon H.S. — 28

Falls Church H.S. — 13

 

Despite scoring, the Jaguars failed to answer the Major’s running attack, and dropped to 2-3 this week after playing Friday’s rain-out game on Monday night.

Mt. Vernon got into the end zone once every quarter and was led by senior Maurice Manning, who carried the ball 19 times for 130 yards including three touchdowns.

Jags junior quarterback Yousef Khatib connected with senior Demetrius Roberson early, throwing a 10-yard pass into the end zone. Khatib finished a solid 22 of 37 in the air, throwing for a total of 211 yards.

However, the Jaguars ground game was limited by the Majors’ defense, which  recorded a pick and a blocked field goal while to allowing less than 70 yards rushing.

Senior Gabriel Eusebio led the offense, rushing for 29 yards and catching 14 passes for 131 yards including a touchdown.

Jaguars junior Miles Hurkamp played well on both sides of the ball, recording six tackles for the Falls Church defense in addition to rushing for 21 yards on 6 carries.

The Jaguars hope to even out their record this Friday night, when South Lake comes to town at 7:30 p.m.

W.T. Woodson H.S. — 35

McLean H.S. — 9

 

Woodson got on the board early, taking a 14-0 run in first quarter, and never looked back, leaving the Highlanders still searching for their first victory.

The Highlanders lone touchdown came from a two-yard run by junior Aaron Cornwell, who finished with 66 yards on 20 carries. Senior Andrew Smith missed the extra point but connected later on for a 23 yard field goal.

In the quarter back battle, McLean senior James Pascoe was 3 for 7 from the air, throwing for 21 yards and running for 23 more.  Sophomore Sam Burt threw for 22 yards and picked up 29 on the ground in the Cavaliers victory. 

McLean travels to Marshall on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Jefferson H.S. — 30

Stuart H.S. — 14

 

Though the end result was the same, Monday night’s game was a victory of its’ own to the Raiders, who scored their first two touchdowns of the season in the 30-14 loss to Jefferson.

After 17 consecutive quarters of scoreless play, the Raiders finally broke through when senior quarterback Nick Childs connected with junior John Wolf for a 45-yard pass into the end zone.

Childs was also a factor in the Raiders’ second score, taking a ten-yard run into the end zone himself in the fourth quarter. Childs finished the day with 30 rushing yards and was 8 of 20 in the air, passing for 143 yards though he was intercepted three times.

Wide receiver Wolf had 3 catches and 95 yards in Stuart’s most effective offensive game to date. Senior captain Nahome Tsegai added 3 catches, each for a first down, totaling 34 yards. Tsegai also forced two Jefferson fumbles, one setting up a Raider touchdown.

On the other side, Jefferson senior wide receiver Conor Russomanno had 3 receptions for 52 yards including two TDs.

“Scoring our first touchdowns of the season was huge for us, not just because it made the game competitive, but more importantly it gave our guys the confidence to know that we can and will score,” said assistant coach Greg Dombrowski.

“I think we can take the success we had against Jefferson and put some quality games together.”

The Raiders will look to do just that this Friday when they travel to Wakefield to take on the Warriors at 7:30 p.m.

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