ST. JOHN’S TOPS GOOD COUNSEL: The Cadets rolled past traditional WCAC power Good Counsel, 31-6. It was their first win over the Falcons since Sept. 21 2007, and ended a streak of seven straight losses to the Olney school.
GAITHERSBURG SQUEAKS OUT A WIN: The 19th-ranked Trojans (6-0) rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the second half to beat 1-5 Churchill, 6-3.
RESERVOIR BESTS HOWARD: Senior running back Avian White rushed for 169 yards on 30 carries on a rainy night in Fulton, leading the Gators to a 13-6 win over the Lions.
White broke a 35-yard run on a third down in the game’s closing minutes, then scored from 27 yards out on the next carry to put Reservoir (4-2) ahead, 13-6, with 1:37 remaining.
Neither team could get much going on offense. The Gators scored first on the opening kickoff, when Dominic Lopes forced and recovered a fumble en route to a 25-yard score.
Howard (4-2) responded late in the first quarter, when the Reservoir place kicker lost his footing and kicked the ball into the back of an offensive lineman. Shane Kieta picked the ball up and ran the length of the field to put the Lions on the board.
Before White’s touchdown run, Howard was on the six-yard line but couldn’t punch it in. Reservoir’s defense stopped Howard running back Terrell Charles on three straight plays to keep the lead at 7-6.
CENTREVILLE KEEPS ROLLING:The third-ranked Wildcats defeated No. 8 Westfield, 28-0. Centreville has shut out its last three opponents. We’ll have a complete story on the game later tonight. For now, relive the action on Brandon Parker’s Twitter feed.
LANGLEY OVERCOMES FAIRFAX:In and off-and-on heavy rain, the Saxons ditched their normally potent passing game for a two-headed running attack in a 28-7 win over visiting Fairfax.
Junior running back Tyler West propelled the Saxons (4-2, 2-1 Liberty District), carrying 27 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Nick Casso carried 22 times for 93 yards and two scores.
“We usually throw more, but we’re used to running the ball,” Casso said. “We pound the ball, we run the clock, and win you win the game, that’s all that matters, I don’t care [about not throwing it].”
NORTHWEST WINS IN DRAMATIC FASHION: Swirling winds and rain wreaked havoc on the kicking game all night, but as Northwest junior Diego Melendez lined up for a potential game-winning 32-yard field goal in overtime against undefeated Paint Branch, the gusts did an about-face.