You Should Have Seen
NATE YARBOROUGH, WILDE LAKE
The senior running back rushed for a game-high 142 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries to lead his team to a 29-0 victory over Howard on Saturday.
Yarborough's performance made him the county's leading rusher, as he has amassed 375 yards on 51 carries, and his five touchdowns are tied with River Hill senior running back Tyler Martin for the county lead.
"He has a great combination of speed and balance," Coach Doug DuVall said. "He's like an old-fashioned scatback because he's tough to catch."
Yarborough opened the scoring with an eight-yard touchdown run in the first quarter as Wilde Lake (2-1 overall, 2-1 league) posted its fifth consecutive victory over Howard (0-3, 0-3).
"Every time I get the ball, I want to take it to the end zone," Yarborough said. "I know our running game is a big part of our offense, and I just want to do what I have to so we can win."
LONG REACH'S DEFENSE
Long Reach posted its second shutout of the season and fifth in six games, dating from last season, with a 20-0 victory over Atholton.
Long Reach's streak of consecutive shutouts ended at five on Sept. 11 with a 17-14 victory over Wilde Lake. "One streak ended, and now a new one is beginning," Coach Pete Hughes said after the victory Saturday.
The Lightning did not allow Atholton inside the 20-yard line. Junior defensive end Jay Washington, senior defensive end Eugene Lightfoot and senior linebacker Brian Taylor had sacks for the Lightning.
"Our defense came up big for us against Atholton because it was so windy that neither team's offense could really pass the ball," Hughes said. "It's always nice to get a shutout, but it's more important for us to win."
You Should See
GLENELG AT RESERVOIR
3 p.m. tomorrow
Glenelg, looking to start 4-0 overall and in league play for the fourth consecutive season, travels to Fulton to play the Gators, whose defense has allowed just 20 points in the past two games.
Glenelg has been led by senior quarterback Justin Field, who has thrown four touchdown passes -- two more than he had in 12 games last season -- and rushed for four more, including three in a 32-6 victory over Oakland Mills on Saturday.
"People are loading up [near the line of scrimmage], and he's taken advantage of it when other teams are not covering our receivers," Glenelg Coach John Davis said.
Reservoir opened with a 41-0 loss to Long Reach, then picked up its first win on the varsity level with a 7-6 victory over Oakland Mills on Sept. 11.
The Gators lost to Mount Hebron, 14-7, on Saturday in a game in which Reservoir led 7-0 after sophomore quarterback Matt Barbusca's 1-yard touchdown run with 5 minutes 30 seconds remaining.
"Stopping Glenelg's running game is big because that's pretty much all they do, but they are very good at what they do," Coach Joe Lewis said. "A big thing for us is learning how to close the door on teams, and that's something we didn't do against Mount Hebron."