Marshall High Rains Down Points, Homecoming No Help for Stuart
South Lakes H.S. — 0
Marshall H.S. — 51
Friday's endless rains may have been able to stop the Marshall offense, but in Monday's make up game South Lakes could not even slow it down drowning beneath the Statesmen onslaught 51-0.
Seniors Chris Hurlburt and Doug Howell each scored three touchdowns on the night, as Marshall (6-3, 3-3) amassed 38 first half points and cruised to the home victory.
Howell led Marshall on the ground, carrying the ball 16 times for 80 yards. He further deflated the Seahawks (2-7, 1-5) with a fumble recovery in the South Lakes' end zone for a touchdown. Hurlburt added 53 yards on nine carries, while junior quarterback Harold Sweet carried the ball five times for 60 yards.
Junior John Peterman accounted for the remaining 10 Marshall points with a 20-yard field goal to finish out the first-half scoring and 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Penalties did nothing to help South Lakes, who struggled on both sides of the ball. The Seahawks accumulated 11 penalties on the evening.
Marshall returns home for a tough rivarly match against Madison (8-1, 5-1) to close out the season this Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Fairfax H.S. — 52
Falls Church H.S. — 12
The rain may have delayed last Friday's scheduled contest until Monday, but the Jaguars received no respite from their losing streak. Monday's 52-12 loss to non-district opponent Fairfax was Falls Church's sixth in a row as they head into the classic Bell Game this Friday against a similarly struggling J.E.B. Stuart team.
Fairfax (2-7, 0-5) buried Falls Church (2-7, 0-5) under an insurmountable 38-0 first half lead with an offensive attack that featured an unstoppable running game. The Rebels' top three runners — Ben McLennon, Peter Miller and Chris Regensberg — combined for 411 yards on the night, with Miller's 188 rushing yards leading the way.
By the time Falls Church quarterback Yousef Khatib got his team on the board with a pair of touchdown passes, including a 75-yarder to Keith Long, the game's outcome was already decided. Jeremy Jones caught the second touchdown pass, a 29-yarder in the fourth quarter.
Falls Church will look to salvage some pride by claiming the hallowed Bell in this Friday's grudge match with Stuart. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Wakefield H.S. — 48
J.E.B. Stuart H.S. — 6
Homecoming was no help to the Raiders, whose season-long losing streak hit nine games with the 48-6 loss to Wakefield on Monday night.
The score was deceptively lopsided, as Stuart (0-9, 0-5) kept pace with Wakefield (2-7, 2-3) in many statistical categories throughout the night, moving the first-down chains 12 times to Wakefield's 13. Likewise, senior running back John Grayson turned in a stellar night on the ground, carrying the ball 16 times for 119 yards. However, Wakefield's running back tandem of Romeo Goffney (12 carries, 154 yards) and John Logan (seven carries, 104) yards proved to be too much for an overwhelmed Raiders' defense.
While the season has been a long one, Stuart could gain some measure of satisfaction by topping nemesis Falls Church in the Bell Game this Friday night. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
Madison H.S. — 21
McLean H.S. — 0
Madison entered the game with the shiny record and the big reputation, but had to work hard to earn its seventh win of the season on the Highlanders' home turf last Monday.
A stern McLean (2-6, 1-4) defense held its ground for most of the night, keeping the Warhawks (7-1, 4-1) off of the board in the first quarter and limiting the damage to two touchdowns before a 40-yard run by sophomore Mike McCool finally put the outcome out of question in the fourth quarter. McCool finished the game with 123 yards on 13 carries to lead all rushers. McLean's running attack was paced by quarterback Greg Love's 52 yards on eight carries.
The Highlanders accumulated 142 yards through the air on the night.
McLean wraps up its schedule this Friday night at home against Langley. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.