Stuart Finds It’s Not Easy Beating Green; Jags Can’t Claw Back at W-L
J.E.B. Stuart H.S. — 21
Mount Vernon H.S. — 41
Seeking their first victory of the season, the J.E.B. Stuart Raiders put a scare into the Majors of Mount Vernon. However, 34 unanswered points on the part of the home team quelled the attack of the upset-minded Raiders.
With the score 7-6 in the second quarter, the Mount Vernon offense exploded, aided mostly by junior quarterback Brian Green. Green combined for four total scores, including two touchdowns in the second quarter.
Runs from 10, 60, and 15 yards out, as well as a 72-yard bomb to senior Kai Blanco, rounded off Green’s day, leading the Major assault. Green finished with 163 yards on the ground, while senior Kalabina Baka added 146 yards and a score as well.
Stuart caught a spark in the waning minutes of the contest, but it was not enough to propel the Raiders into the Win column for 2007. Quarterback Thinh Trinh threw for two touchdowns and ran one in from one-yard out in the fourth quarter.
With the win, Mount Vernon improves to 3-3 on the year, with a 2-1 record in their district. The Majors will battle Falls Church High School this Friday, as they look to get above .500. J.E.B. Stuart remains winless at 0-6 and will take on local powerhouse Edison High this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at home.
Falls Church H.S. — 15
Washington-Lee H.S. — 17
Down two points after a failed two-point conversion, the Falls Church Jaguars lined up for the onside kick with just under one minute to play in the ballgame. However, Washington-Lee senior Daryl Carpenter thwarted any Jaguar attempt at stealing the game in the final seconds, recovering the kick and sealing the victory for the Generals (2-4).
Sophomore Karl Kendenmann and senior Joe Pricone stopped Falls Church’s potentially game-tying conversion attempt, following a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jaguar senior Sam Gerima.
General quarterback Alex Wicks led his squad with 166 yards through the air and one score, a 30-yard touchdown to Mustapha Jammeh to put his team up for good in the fourth quarter. Wicks also added a one-yard scoring burst up the middle, part of his 74 yards on the ground.
For Falls Church, quarterback Yusof Khatib led the offense once again, carrying six times for 25 yards, as well as throwing for 135 yards. However, two costly interceptions quieted the Jaguar attack.
Washington-Lee will take on Wakefield High (1-5) next week, as the Generals look to win their third game in a row on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Falls Church returns home for their homecoming match against Mount Vernon Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.