“I’m very optimistic about the future. It’s funny, because we’re building it with lineman. Normally, that’s the toughest part to build on,” Joseph said.“What I don't think, is that people can line up against us and feel like they have a victory because they’re playing St. Stephens.”
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Host B.J. Koubaroulis runs through the top plays from high school football games in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Bullis (3-0) continued to display its offensive prowess in Saturday’s 34-13 win over St. Mary’s-Annapolis, as quarterback Danny Copeland threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, while sophomore running back Devonte Williams added 96 yards and a score on 11 carries. Senior wide receiver Nick Fields recorded five catches for 92 yards and a 55-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. . . .
Landon dropped its first game of the season, 24-14 to Baltimore’s Mount St. Joseph. Landon’s Philip Pena, who led the team in both passing (110 yards) and rushing (61 yards), scored the games first touchdown, but Mount St. Joseph’s reeled off 24 unanswered points to take control. Landon starting running back Myles Allen did not play for the second consecutive game due to injury...
St. Albans is in the win column for the first time in 2012 after beating Riverdale Baptist 34-8. The Bulldogs scored in all three phases, which included a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown by defensive back Chris Fraser in the first quarter Saturday. St. Albans quarterback Mike McCurdy threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns on just seven completions in the win. . . .
Episcopal won its season opener Saturday, thanks in large part to a defensive effort that kept Flint Hill starting quarterback Stevie Peterson in check. After throwing for 266 yards a week ago against Paul VI Catholic, Peterson was just 7 for 18 for 73 yards and threw an interception.
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While Flint Hill went down in nonconference action, so did defending MAC champ Potomac School, which lost, 49-13, to Paul VI Catholic. Potomac School Coach Pat Duffy said following the loss that tackling is a major issue for his team early in the season - the Panthers allowed 310 yards rushing on Saturday, which Duffy said was a by-product of missed tackles and poor angles on defense...
Maret (3-0) continued its hot start with with a 42-7 win over Randolph Macon on Saturday. Defensive end and tight end Tre Bowens’s stock is only going to continue to rise, according to Maret Coach Mike Engleberg, after Bowens posted three sacks and three more tackles for loss on Saturday. He also caught three passes for 74 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Bowens has nine sacks and two touchdown catches this season...
Sidwell Friends (2-0) earned a 31-21 win over Victory Christian on Saturday. Senior receiver Diamente Holloway caught five passes for 86 yards, including three touchdowns, and Sidwell overcame a 21-0 second quarter deficit in the win.