After Losses GCM Vents on Stuart; Stone Bridge Blanks on McLean, 38-0
Marshall H.S. — 56
J.E.B. Stuart H.S. — 6
In non-district play, the Statesmen blasted cross-town rival J.E.B. Stuart, improving to 3-2 on the year. Marshall bounced back with the non-district win after back-to-back losses to Langley and Stone Bridge.
Despite the lopsided score, all of the touchdowns occurred in the first half, making it an extremely productive outing for the fired-up Statesmen. Marshall came into this game having lost on a last-minute comeback to Langley and certainly seemed determined to rebound with a win.
With the loss, Stuart fell to 0-5 on their campaign, but look to get their first win of the year at Mount Vernon on Friday. Marshall looks to continue their offensive firepower this Friday, as they take on McLean. Both teams are 0-2 in the AAA Liberty District.
McLean H.S. — 0
Stone Bridge H.S. — 38
Stone Bridge quarterback Patrick Thompson had a huge night against McLean High, throwing for 182 yards and three scores to lead the Bulldogs to a Liberty District shutout.
Thompson hurled two touchdowns in the first quarter alone, the first of which was a 55-yard strike to Jeron Gouveia. Gouveia later scored in the second quarter on an 18-yard pass, as well as on a three-yard run in the third. He finished with 102 total yards on the night to lead his squad.
The stout Bulldog defense clamped down on the McLean offense, and although they forced no turnovers, they managed to keep the Highlanders out of the end zone. McLean was only able to muster 55 total yards, and were held to -17 on the ground in 17 attempts.
With the loss, Stone Bridge improves to 2-0 in the Liberty District and 4-1 overall, while McLean falls to 1-4 overall and are winless in their district in two contests. The Highlanders look to rebound this Friday against Marshall, whereas Stone Bridge will battle South Lakes at home at 7:30 p.m. on the same date.
Falls Church H.S. — 13
Yorktown H.S. — 54
Host Yorktown put on an offensive show for their home fans, routing Falls Church High in a league match. With the win, the Patriots improve to 3-2 on their season, and will travel to local powerhouse Edison (4-1) in yet another National District battle this Friday.
After taking two of their first three games, the Jaguars have now lost two in a row, the first of which was an eight-point fall to Wakefield. They now stand at 2-3, and will take on Washington-Lee High on the road this Friday, looking to halt their losing streak at just two matches.