The Falls Church High School football team fell to the Washington-Lee High School Generals Oct. 5 by a score of 34-8 for the Jaguars’ third straight loss. The Jaguars were outdone by the Generals’ tough defense and strong offense, largely remaining dormant throughout the game and failing to show life until the later parts of their matchup. The following week, though, the Jaguars made up for the poor performance by overpowering the Wakefield High School Warriors 41-6 and improving to 2-5 on the season. The Jags’ well-balanced offensive attack and defensive power were the key ingredients that spoiled the Warriors’ homecoming night.
The shellacking by the Jaguars began early in the game, when quarterback Adam Daly found fellow junior Max Verhagen for 10- and 28-yard touchdowns in the first quarter. These two early touchdowns had the Jaguars up by 13-0 at the start of the second quarter.
The offensive outburst continued for the Jags in the second quarter, as Daly found All-Met leading receiver junior Jordan Coneys in the first play of the second quarter for a 50-yard touchdown to extend their lead to 20-0 after the extra point kick.
The Warriors briefly gained life when sophomore quarterback Zain Khokar found senior running back Brandon Jacobs for a 20-yard touchdown. After a failed two-point conversion, though, the score was 20-6 and the Jags weren’t finished for the quarter. The Jaguars went on to score on a 50-yard run by junior Deion Dupont, putting them up 27-6. On the following drive for the Jags, they scored yet again, this time with another touchdown pass to Coneys from Daly for 30 yards.
Other than their lone score, the Warriors were unable to muster a complete drive in the first half. At any point momentum was gained, the Jags stepped in and made a play to put them down. After a few successful plays by Khokar, senior Anhthy Ngo intercepted the sophomore’s intended pass.
At halftime the Jaguars had a comfortable 34-6 lead. The second half followed the same pattern as the first, as Coneys picked off a poorly thrown pass from Khokar. With momentum still high, the Jags marched down the field and scored one final time on an 18-yard touchdown pass to Dupont. This score by Dupont put Falls Church up 41-6, their largest lead at any point during the season, a 35-point lead that stood for the rest of the game.
For Falls Church High School’s Homecoming game Friday, the 2-5 Jaguars are hoping for an upset as they host the undefeated Yorktown High School Patriots.