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Jaguars Jump on T.J. Behind Khatib; Marshall High Takes Opener Also

Falls Church H.S. — 34

Thomas Jefferson H.S. — 16

Falls Church opened up its football season with an offensive assault of its Northern Region rival, as senior quarterback Yousef Khatib’s 357 total yards and four touchdowns led the charge to down Thomas Jefferson High School. En route to finishing with 251 passing yards, Khatib’s prime targets through the air included a pair of seniors in Keith Long and Sam Germina. Both Jaguar receivers hooked up with Khatib for two scores, and racked up 112 and 116 yards, respectively.


Senior Josh Tallman led the stifling defense with 17 total tackles, three of which came for a loss, and added one sack. He also forced a fumble and blocked a punt, which fellow classmate Ethan Harris recovered in the end zone for a score.

The Jaguars will travel to South County Secondary this Friday to battle another Northern Region foe in the Stallions at 7:30 pm.

 

Marshall H.S. — 14

Hayfield S.S. — 6

The Statesmen started off the 2007 season on the right foot, downing host Hayfield Secondary School, led by running back Christopher Hurlburt. Hurlburt, a senior, paved the way for victory for Marshall, carrying the ball 18 times for 92 yards, while adding two scores along the way.

Marshall will try to improve to 2-0 on the season this Friday, as they take on Fairfax High School at home. 

           

McLean H.S. — 3

Annandale H.S. — 33

McLean High School fell hard in its opening season matchup against Annandale High School, as the offense was unable to muster any proficient attack to counter the points put up early by the Atoms. A stingy Annandale defense, coupled with consistent offensive play, spelled defeat for the Highlanders in their first match up of the new season.

In the first meeting between these two teams since 1970, Annandale junior Jordan Anderson racked up a touchdown on each side of the ball in the second quarter, one coming on two-yard burst and the other on a 68-yard interception return. Junior Cason Kynes, senior Erick Cabellos and junior Adham Mohammed all added touchdowns to lead the Atoms.

McLean will look to rebound this Friday when they return home to battle J.E.B. Stuart High at 7:30 p.m.