High school action began to heat up in the second full week of the fall schedule as area teams begin prepping for district competition in the coming weeks. T.C. Williams won its 25th game in its last 26 football games, 21-7, over West Potomac. Meanwhile, Robinson let it be known that Williams isn't the only football power in the Northern District with a convincing, 24-0, victory over Mount Vernon. In field hockey, Lake Braddock knocked off defending state champion McLean. Vince Hancock of Lake Braddock and Anne Evans of South Lakes were crowned champions of the 1987 Athletic Directors Meet at Burke Lake Park. Football
Lydell Scott rushed for 158 yards as top-ranked T.C. Williams opened their season with a 21-7 win over West Potomac. Scott's day included a 66-yard burst to set up his one yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Titans defense stopped the Wolverines on four plays from inside the 10-yard line early in the final quarter to preserve a 13-7 lead.
Quarterback Brent Torgeson threw for 121 yards and three touchdowns as Robinson stunned Mount Vernon, 24-0. Junior running back Mike Johnson added 82 yards rushing and the Rams' defense held the Majors to only four first downs.
David MacDonald's 12-yard touchdown run with just over two minutes remaining in the game carried Madison to a 24-18 comeback victory over neigborhood rival Oakton. Oakton, led by quarterback Sergio Spitale, had erased a 14 point deficit. Spitale was seven for 11 passsing, including two touchdowns.
Ray Crittenden made his debut in an Annandale uniform one to be remembered as the Atoms defeated Lake Braddock, 31-14. Crittenden, who transfered to Annandale this year from Jefferson, ran and kicked the Atoms to their first victory (see profile).
Greg and Andre Graham each scored a touchdown for the second straight week as Yorktown surprised O'Connell, 25-7. Andre returned a fumble 35 yards for a score and Greg rambled 80 yards for another as the Patriots ran their record to 2-0.
Wakefield and South Lakes made first quarter touchdowns hold up as both teams recorded 6-0 opening game wins. James Brooks rushed for 96 yards and scored on a six yard run for the Warriors in their victory over Washington-Lee. The Seahawks defeated Woodson on a Dan Troger two-yard plunge.
Darius Holston rushed for 114 yards, including an 80 yard touchdown run, as the Lancers defeated West Springfield, 14-3. The win evened Lee's record at 1-1 after last week's loss to Westminster, Calif. Field Hockey
Robin Gurinsky scored an overtime goal with just 15 seconds to play as Lake Braddock defeated defending AAA state champion McLean, 1-0. Earlier in the week the Bruins defeated Fairfax in strokes.
Katy Reed scored two goals and Kelly Keranen had a goal and an assist to lead Langley to a 5-0 victory over Hayfield. Langley outshot Hayfield 23-1.
Sahnli Sangeeta scored the lone goal for T.C. Williams in the final 10 minutes to lead the Titans to a 1-0 victory over Hayfield. Cross Country
Vince Hancock of Lake Braddock won the boys championship title at the Northern Region Athletic Directors' Meet at Burke Lake Park in 15:18.3, defeating Chantilly's Lance Muniz by almost 17 seconds. Anne Evans of South Lakes won the girls title in 17:57.6, defeating Chantilly's Hollie Moore by 26 seconds. Lake Braddock's girls completed a Bruins' sweep, winning the team title with 37 points over Chantilly (89) and Robinson (132). Golf
Blair Johnson scored a 35 on nine holes to lead Chantilly to victory over Madison, 157-165.