Langley Laughs Last, Tops Marshall Wolfe’s 3 TDs Note Enough for Stuart
Marshall H.S. — 14
Langley H.S. — 21
Trailing 14-6 to start the third quarter, Langley tossed a screen to junior Matt Evans, who bolted down the sideline for a 68-yard gain to set up the winning score for the Saxons in Liberty District play.
Marshall’s two scores in the first half came off short bursts, a one-yard run by quarterback Harold Sweet and a ten-yard pass from Sweet to receiver Josh Earl. However, following Evans’ long pass-play to open up the third quarter, quarterback Danny Pritchett bolted up the middle for a one-yard score to tie the game.
Langley Junior David Helmer iced the game in the fourth quarter with a four-yard run of his own. Evans finished with five catches for 104 yards, while Earl finished with four receptions for 68 yards.
With the loss, Marshall fell to 2-2, their second straight loss to a Liberty District opponent. They will try to rebound outside the district against winless J.E.B. Stuart High next week at home. Meanwhile, the Saxons (3-1), off to their best start in their coach’s five year tenure at the school, will face Oakton High in their homecoming game this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Falls Church H.S. — 23
Wakefield H.S. — 31
In AAA Northern Region non-league play, Wakefield scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to secure the victory against the host Jaguars. The Warriors overcame a stellar day by Falls Church quarterback Yusof Khatib, who rushed for 69 yards and threw for 247, racking up three scores through the air. Falls Church wideout Adam Hower failed to find the endzone, but still put up 117 receiving yards on eight receptions.
While they were nearly unable to stop Khatib, Wakefield countered with a potent ground attack, as John Logan rushed for 137 yards and two scores, including a game-clinching 36-yard burst in the fourth period.
The Warriors went up early 14-7 in the first, but two passes from Khatib to receiver Sam Gerima put the Jaguars back into the game at halftime. Two field goals late in the game by Wakefield set up Logan’s game-winning run.
The Jaguars will square off against the Yorktown Patriots in a National District battle on Saturday, Sept. 29, looking to improve on their 2-2 record. Wakefield (1-3), fresh off its first win of the season, will take on local powerhouse Edison High School at home on the same day.
McLean H.S. — 14
Washington-Lee H.S. — 21
In its first win of the season, Washington-Lee managed to squeak by the visiting Highlanders by a touchdown, as a late third-quarter score finished off McLean.
Continuing his outstanding season, McLean sophomore Riley Biero finished with 22 carries for 142 yards, including an 83 yard run in the third quarter. However, a 57-yard pass from General quarterback Alex Wicks to receiver Daryl Carpenter (six catches, 154 yards) proved to be the game-decider.
Wicks finished the game with 269 yards through the air, one interception, and two scores, both of which were to Carpenter. Washington-Lee looks to improve on its 1-3 record this Friday at Mount Vernon when it battles the Majors. McLean, also 1-3, will return home to take on Stone Bridge High at 7:30 p.m.
J.E.B. Stuart H.S. — 27
Yorktown H.S. — 42
Despite its most productive offensive game of the season, J.E.B. Stuart was unable to come away with a victory, falling to 0-4 on the season. The Raiders were led offensively by wide receiver John Wolfe, who earned a spot in the Washington Post’s Fantasy Challenge section, hauling in three touchdowns on the night.
Stuart will travel to Marshall next week in search of their its victory of the year, while Yorktown will return home to battle the Jaguars of Falls Church High School.