Falls Church Skips Past South Lakes; Stone Bridge Blanks Statesmen 35-0
Falls Church H.S. — 17
South Lakes H.S. — 13
Falls Church improved on an already impressive season, besting host South Lakes High to improve their record to 2-1 on the year. After a scoreless first period, the Jaguars struck first early in the second quarter, as senior Adam Howar picked off an errant Seahawk throw and returned it 43 yards for the score.
South Lakes scored two quick touchdowns to go up by three, but it was ultimately a 35-yard pass from Falls Church quarterback Yousef Khatib to junior receiver Jeremy Jones that secured the victory for the Jaguars.
Khatib finished the day with 21 carries for 101 rushing yards, also completing 13 of 20 passes for 144 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. With the loss, South Lakes fell to 1-2 on the season, but the team will look to rebound this Thursday at James Madison High School. Falls Church will continue its solid play at home against Wakefield at 7:30 p.m.
J.E.B. Stuart H.S. — 0
Lake Braddock S.S. — 45
Senior running back Michael Harrison single-handedly crushed the Raider defense, rushing for 117 yards and four touchdowns, as Lake Braddock shut out Stuart last Friday night at home.
Harrison started the game off with a bang, bursting for a 59-yard run to set the tone early for the Bruins. Lake Braddock scored 28 points in the first quarter. However, to the Raiders defenses’ credit, they only allowed three points in the second half.
Stuart quarterback Thinh Trinh finished with 78 yards through the air, 40 of which came to wideout John Wolfe. Bruin senior Keon Robinson returned a punt 46 yards for a score, while sophomore linebacker Chris Lavery had a ten-yard pick-six to round out the assault for Lake Braddock.
With the loss, Stuart falls to 0-3, while Lake Braddock improves to 2-1. The Bruins will remain at home this Thursday against South County Secondary School at 7:30 p.m., while the Raiders look to get their first win of the season, as they return home to battle the Yorktown Patriots.
Marshall H.S. — 0
Stone Bridge H.S. — 35
Marshall opened up their Liberty District schedule on a sour note, as Stone Bridge handily dispatched the Statesmen (2-1), dealing them their first loss of the season.
The Bulldogs exploded for 21 points in the third quarter, as a stingy defense coupled with a potent running game helped them improve to 2-1 as well.
Senior Jeron Gouveia opened things up with a 38-yard burst in the second quarter. Gouveia added another 34-yard run in the third period, but by then the game was well out of reach. The Virginia Tech signee finished the day with 98 yards rushing to go along with his two scores.
Defensive back Michael Prince added to the lead with a 33-yard interception return, while Mike Stancik hit pay dirt with a two-yard burst late in the second quarter. Kareem Alexander ended the assault with a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Marshall will do battle at home this Thursday against Langley High School in another District matchup, while the Bulldogs return home to take on Loudoun Valley. Both games will take place at 7:30 p.m.
McLean H.S. — 7
W.T. Woodson H.S. — 27
In other Liberty District action, host McLean High fell to the Woodson Cavaliers, as a 21-point fourth quarter spelled defeat for the now 1-2 Highlanders.
Going into the fourth quarter, McLean had the lead 7-6 on an 18-yard strike from senior John Scholla to sophomore Reilly Beiro. Woodson answered right back with a 48-yard scoring play, but was unable to convert the PAT.
However, three consecutive short touchdowns by the Cavaliers ended any Highlander hope of coming back, as the ball was punched in from two, six and three yards out.
Beiro hauled in seven passes in the game for 67 yards, good enough to rank him as the player with the most receptions on Friday night in the entire Washington/Metro area. The running back also finished with 51 yards on the ground.
McLean looks to get back to .500 on the year this Thursday at Washington-Lee High School, while Woodson returns to their own field to take on Thomas Jefferson High at 7:30 p.m.