H.D. Woodson quarterback Henderson Mosley becomes extremely dangerous when he is forced out of the pocket. Theodore Roosevelt can attest to that after a 51-7 loss to the Warriors last night in a nonleague Interhigh game at Roosevelt.
With the Warriors trailing, 7-0, in the first quarter on a 32-yard pass from Gregory Clark to Kevin Dial, Mosley was forced out of the pocket. He faked out several Roosevelt defenders and went down the sidelines for a 63-yard run which, with the conversion, tied the game.
In the second period, Mosley again was forced to scamper on a fourth and long at the Roosevelt 24. He found receiver Rodney Hounshell open in the end zone and it was 14-7.
Later in the quarter, Mosley was forced to roll out to the left and threw on the run 79 yards to Hounshell for a 21-7 margin.
The Warriors added a safety on the next Roosevelt possession when they tackled Clark in the end zone for a 23-7 lead.
"I can either run or pass," said Mosley, who threw for 228 yards and six completions. "The defense has to pick up the run, and that is what confusing them when I scramble."
Mosley also kicked five extra points for the Warriors. His main receiver was Hounshell, who had three receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns. "I was able to read their three deep coverage," he said.
Woodson scored again just before halftime when a scrambling Mosley hit Jeffrey Taylor for a 13 yards and a 29-7 score. Woodson (1-0) 7 22 15 7 51 T. Roosevelt (0-1) 7 0 0 0 0
R -- Dial 32 pass from Clark (Samuels kick)
W -- Mosley 63 run (Mosley kick)
W -- Hounshell 24 pass from Mosley (Mosley kick)
W -- Hounshell 79 pass from Mosley (Mosley kick)
W -- Safety, quarterback tackled in end zone
W -- Taylor 13 pass from Mosley (kick failed)
W -- Hounshell 13 run (Mosley kick)
W -- Woodard 3 pass from Mosley (Mosley run)
W -- Hewlett 6 run (Mosley kick)
For a second straight season, Spingarn High School had to cancel its football opener because it didn't have enough players. The team was to open against Riverdale Baptist last night at Watkins Park. Instead, Riverdale played at Kenston Forest Academy.
Spingarn forfeited its first four games last year, finishing the season with a 1-9 record. That one victory was the team's first in three years.
Coach Mike Johnson said more than 20 players turned out the first day of practice, Aug. 10. But he soon was down to 10. He hopes to have enough players once school opens. Spingarn is scheduled to play Coolidge on Sept. 12.