Friday night football_ the early report, including south lakes-hayfield, richard montgomery-gaithersburg, centreville-chantilly – the washington post


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Week 9 of the high school football season has arrived, and with it, teams desperately trying to improve their chances of reaching the postseason. Friday night’s slate included an abundance of matchups dripping with playoff implications.

Visit AllMetSports. com Friday night and Saturday morning for full game stories from Damascus-Seneca Valley, Richard Montgomery-Gaithersburg, South Lakes-Hayfield, Westlake-Calvert, Centreville-Chantilly,

Atholton-Oakland Mills, Cesar Chavez-KIPP and Woodbridge-Freedom-Woodbridge along with photo galleries and video highlights from a full night of action.

For now, here’s a quick rundown of Friday’s scoreboard with a few recaps.

For a full scoreboard of Friday night’s action and the weekend schedule, click here.


No. 2 Damascus 21, No. 10 Seneca Valley 3 (Read the full game story here.)

No. 3 Lake Braddock 63, Mount Vernon 0

No. 4 South County 53, West Potomac 20

No. 5 DeMatha 49, O’Connell 7

No. 6 Old Mill 49, Meade 6

No. 7 Wise 35, Bladensburg 0

No. 9 Westfield 48, Herndon 17

No. 11 Quince Orchard 48, Whitman 18

No. 13 Howard 26, Glenelg 7

No. 14 Sherwood 42, Kennedy 14

Robinson 31, No. 15 Broad Run 20

No. 17 North Point 36, Huntingtown 10

No. 19 Good Counsel 28, St. Mary’s Ryken 7

No. 20 Champe 43, Loudoun County 6


Ballou 14, Anacostia 12

Bell 42, Cardozo 6

Cesar Chavez 12, KIPP 6: Instead of using the legs that had helped put his team in this position to score in overtime, Eagles quarterback Jamal Abraham found wideout Rasheed Mullins for what would be the winning score.

“I was thinking to run it, but instead I threw it to my man and he gave us the win,” said Abraham. “We worked for this all week.”

With the road win in Northeast Washington, Cesar Chavez (5-3, 4-0 PCSAA) remained undefeated in the Public Charter School Athletic Association and claimed the regular season title. The Eagles will face off against the Panthers (7-3, 4-1) once again next week in the conference’s official championship game.

It will be a short recovery period from what was a bruising matchup on a frigid night. Both teams pounded the ball on the ground and the run defenses shined. Despite only a handful of passes being thrown, there was only one rush combined of more than 25 yards.

KIPP was plagued by penalties and interceptions, as both seemed to consistently occur in the red zone, keeping them off the board. The Eagles defense finished with four picks on the night, two of which were made in the end zone. KIPP quarterback Davon Carter completed only one pass on the night, a 35-yard score to tie the game at six in the fourth quarter.

Senior Maurice Edwards led the Cesar Chavez rushing attack with seven carries for 93 yards. Abraham added 10 carries for 54 yards, often finding room to scamper after avoiding a persistent Panther pass rush.

After the game, Chavez Coach Shemal Richmond preached mentality as his players shivered in the cool night air.

“I told you from Day One that the minute we all buy into this nobody could get past us,” he told his team. “ And who beat us in the Public Charter School Athletic Association? Nobody.” — Michael Errigo (Read the full game story here.)

Eastern 14, Theodore Roosevelt 12

McKinley 23, Phelps 12

Richard Wright at Paul Public Charter, 7

Wilson 14, Coolidge 6


Bethesda-Chevy Chase 34, Walter Johnson 0

Calvert 15, Westlake 12: From the team’s “Cavalier” formation, junior 219-pound quarterback Jack Lanham has the option of handing off to a fullback.

Against the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Chesapeake division rival Wolverines, Calvert (7-2, 4-1) called its own nickname effectively. Once it entered the red zone at home in Prince Frederick, senior left guard Tavoy Maddox handled three straight carries. He ran for a 14-yard first down, a four-yard touchdown and a three-yard two-point conversion that would make it a two-score game.

“We’re trying to send the message that we’re coming and nobody can stop us,” Maddox said. “You turn around and you see all your teammates coming at you in awe. You don’t realize you scored until you see them coming at you.”

Lanham rushed for 72 yards and a second-quarter touchdown, senior fullback Levi Brickner handled 21 carries for 135 yards and the Cavaliers forced back-to-back turnovers in the fourth quarter to put away Westlake (7-2, 4-1).

Wolverines quarterback Chad Palmer went 13 for 19 for 154 yards with a rushing touchdown and an 11-yard scoring pass to senior Jalen Elliott (81 yards receiving). Westlake’s last two drives ended on a dropped pass that was intercepted and a completion that was fumbled. — Gabe Hiatt (Read the full game story here.)

Chesapeake at Southern, 6:30

Chopticon 41, Leonardtown 14

Churchill 31, Wootton 12

Northwest 35, Clarksburg 0

Blair 41, Einstein 0

Annapolis 48, Glen Burnie 8

St. Charles 42, Great Mills 0

River Hill 35, Hammond 0

Lackey 33, La Plata 26

Gwynn Park 24, Largo 12

Marriotts Ridge 42, Mount Hebron 0

Northeast at North County, 6:30

McDonough 28, Northern 25

Oakland Mills 40, Atholton 0: The host Scorpions’ offense scored three times before its defense allowed one first down, and the rout continued throughout the night in Columbia.

“We’re going to try to push the pace, especially in the first half,” Oakland Mills Coach Thomas Browne said. “That’s something that creates an advantage for us. Creating tempo creates plays.”

The Raiders (5-4, 5-4 Howard County) had been on a four-game winning streak, but those good spirits lasted a mere few minutes.

Sophomore Aaron Gibson, who was promoted from the junior varsity team when the offense stalled after playmaking quarterback Tre Hopkins went down with a calf injury, continued to thrive with the opportunity.

In three games as the quarterback for the Scorpions (7-2, 7-2) quarterback, he has thrown for more than 900 yards with 13 touchdowns, including 300 yards and three scores against Atholton.

“It’s been great. I’m trying to stay humble as much as I can because people are expecting these things from me every game,” Gibson said. “I’m just trying to give them what they want.”

Hopkins’s calf injury kept him out of one game and hampered him for two more, but he was finally fully healthy on Friday. The do-it-all senior caught two passes for 20 yards and a touchdown, while running 11 times for 52 yards and another score. — Jacob Emert (Read the full game story here.)

Paint Branch 54, Northwood 17

Reservoir 53, Long Reach 14

Richard Montgomery senior Gabe Gomez’s touchdown run lifts the Rockets past the Trojans, 28-21. (Video by Brandon Martin for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

Richard Montgomery 28, Gaithersburg 21: Rockets senior Gabe Gomez, a 5-foot-6 running back, helped the Rockville school capture its first playoff berth in 10 years with a home win over the Trojans as he had a 15-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.

Gomez, who entered the game No. 3 on the team’s depth chart, received 16 carries with starter senior Jhordan Green battling nagging injuries. He hadn’t received much playing time until this year, riding the bench as his team slogged through consecutive 2-8 campaigns.

Last February, the rising seniors called a meeting. They were tired of losing. Combined with one year on junior varsity, they had compiled seven total wins. So they decided to start lifting every day, and to mimic high-pressure situations at the end of every practice.

“They did all sorts of crazy stuff,” said Coach Joshua Klotz, in his third year with the team. “They’d try to see who could do the most dips, hold push-up position for the longest, throw medicine balls the farthest.”

And with a historic win on the line, the Rockets (8-1, 4-1 Montgomery 4A North) were tested. After Gomez scored, Gaithersburg (5-4, 2-2) had several opportunities down the stretch. With less than two minutes remaining, the Rockets appeared to seal with the win with a fourth-down stop, but a pass interference call negated that.

Yet the defense held strong again, and forced the Trojans into another turnover on downs. Minutes later, the Rockets stormed the field in celebration. — Joshua Needelman (Read the full game story here.)

Arundel 55, South River 20

Aberdeen 42, Springbrook 18

Thomas Stone 24, Patuxent 14

Watkins Mill 42, Blake 33

Wilde Lake at Centennial, 7

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Centreville 37, Chantilly 20: The Wildcats spoiled the Chargers’ senior night in Chantilly. The Chargers took a 7-0 lead on their first possession, but the Wildcats defense quickly adjusted while the offense steadily built a 16-7 halftime advantage.

“It was a tough start, but we rebounded and came back stronger,” senior linebacker Tyler Gambone said. “We don’t focus on the past, we look at the future to see what we can do better.”

For Centreville (4-5, 2-2 Conference 5), Julian Garrett ran for three touchdowns before Kyle Richbourg broke free for a 50-yard touchdown run to put the game away in the fourth quarter. After appearing in back-to-back state title games, a loss could have put Centreville in danger of missing the playoffs, but the victory over Chantlly (5-4, 2-2 Conference 5) guarantees the Wildcats will return to the postseason.

“I want to set the tone early and let them know that I’m going to be there all night,” Garrett said. “As the season has gone on we’ve gotten better and better. We’re putting everything together, and we’re going to be a really good team in the playoffs.” — Dillon Mullan (Read the full game story here.)

Dominion 27, Heritage 21

Edison 35, Lee 20

Forest Park 29, Gar-Field 8

Freedom-South Riding 56, Riverside 16

Hylton 31, Riverbend 28

Langley 48, Yorktown 23

Liberty 47, Brentsville 14

Loudoun Valley 40, Park View 29

Madison 21, Washington-Lee 13

George Mason 42, Madison County 27

Kettle Run 48, Manassas Park 14

Marshall at Stuart, 7

McLean 27, Fairfax 14

Oakton 41, Falls Church 7

Patriot 44, Osbourn Park 23

Brooke Point 14, Potomac 12

Bulldogs erase 17-point deficit to edge the Panthers on senior night. (Josh Apple for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

Stone Bridge 20, Potomac Falls 17

Woodgrove 63, Rock Ridge 0

South Lakes 35, Hayfield 14: After watching his team briefly fall behind, Seahawks sophomore quarterback Devin Miles threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first half to spark South Lakes to a win over the host Hawks in a pivotal Virginia Conference 6 matchup in Alexandria.

“Our coaches had told us it could take some time to get going but at the same time, they had us ready to go, so I felt like I was in my rhythm the whole game,” said Miles, who threw for 131 yards. “Everyone was focused and with the routes the receivers ran and the blocking by the offensive line, we were able to get going.”

Hayfield quickly put South Lakes (7-2, 4-1) on its heels with a quick opening drive culminated by a 20-yard Myles Ross touchdown run.

But the Hawks’ next series brought a different look. Gone was Hayfield quarterback Brandon Bell, who suffered a foot injury on the first series, and emerging was a tenacious South Lakes defense. Led by an aggressive push up front, the Seahawks blocked a punt and held Hayfield without a first down on its next three possessions.

Miles capitalized on the offensive end, connecting with Marvin Grunshie and Eric Kirlew on touchdowns.

Hayfield (5-3, 4-1) threatened to rally before halftime, following up a Kenney touchdown pass to Mohamed Mahmoud with a recovered onside kick. But four plays later, Grunshie stepped in front of a pass for an interception that he returned 70 yards for a score that put the game out of reach.

“We’ve really been focused since losing a couple weeks ago to Madison,” Grunshie said. “That was our wake-up call. Our heads are totally in it now.” — Brandon Parker

Stonewall Jackson at Battlefield, 7

Annandale 31, T. C. Williams 0

Wakefield 42, Jefferson 0

W. T. Woodson 35, West Springfield 28

Woodbridge 47, Freedom-Woodbridge 36


Bullis 34, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes 20

Grace Christian (Va.) at Quantico, 6

Kingsman Academy at National Collegiate, 6:30

Riverdale Baptist 35, Pallotti 18

Silver Oak Academy at Avalon, 7

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