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Marshall Scores Homecoming Victory; Stuart Loses Its Own

Falls Church High – 14
Washington-Lee High – 24

The Falls Church Jaguars took on the Generals of Washington-Lee High School in a National District game.

The Generals started strong. In their first possession, Keith Johnson and Charlie Fuller shared carries leading to the first touchdown of the game. The Jaguars tied it at 7-7 with a touchdown of their own. By the fourth quarter, the Generals took a commanding 17-point lead. Johnson lead the Generals with 135-yard rushing, but close behind was Fuller with 120 rushing yards. The Jaguars closed the margin with another touchdown, but fell short in their comeback. For the Jaguars, they have yet to win this season and are 0-6 thus far. The Jaguars play next at Mt. Vernon in another National District game.

Marshall High – 38
McLean High – 16

Marshall celebrated homecoming with a pigskin win of 38-16 this past Friday. The game started with McLean scoring the first nine points on a 96-yard kickoff return by Wiley Beiro (the point-after failed) and a field goal. However, the Marshall Statesmen stormed back on a 37-yard run and field goal of its own to take a 10-9 lead. McLean retook the lead on another touchdown by Beiro, but with a 28-yard pass from Marshall quarterback Harold Sweet to Daniel McClain, the point after turned out to be the game winner. Another touchdown pass and two running touchdowns by the Statesmen in the second half made for the final margin.

Marshall Coach J.T. Biddison said, “We had outstanding play from linemen Andrew Embree, Center Collin Newcomb, Guard Richie MacDowell and defensive lineman James Peoples.”832sports_marshall.jpg

The Statesmen were aided by the return of quarterback Sweet who had been out with a broken hand. Sweet threw for two touchdowns, ran for two more.

“Jamie Cleer had an outstanding game at defensive back and wide receiver who caught two passes for 36 yards and one touchdown as well has handling punt return duties,” said Coach Biddison.
McLean lost the services of Beiro during the game when he injured an ankle. Marshall upped their record to 3-3 and 1-2 in the Liberty League. McLean dropped to 0-3 in the Liberty League and 0-6 overall. McLean’s next game is at home against South Lakes, while Marshall takes on Thomas Jefferson at home.

J.E.B. Stuart High – 0

Mt. Vernon High – 49

It was an upsetting night for the J.E.B. Stuart Raiders, losing their Homecoming game to Mount Vernon High School, 49-0. Brian Green led Mt. Vernon with rushing yards, followed by Stuart’s Chris Goslin. Mt. Vernon started off the game extremely strong. At the end of the first quarter the score was 22-0. Mt. Vernon added onto their margin with two touchdowns in the second quarter, and another in the third and fourth quarters. The Stuart Raiders fell to 0-2 in the district and 1-5 for the season. The Raiders next game will be on the road against Edison High School this Friday at 7:30 p.m.