You might say it was Robert Green's game.
After all, Friendly beat Largo, 20-8, last night in a Prince George's AA League game, and the 5-foot-7, 222-pound running back rushed for 243 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries.
He boosted his rushing total to 512 yards in three games, maintaining the county lead. After a 54-yard first half, he had a strong second half, including a 67-yard touchdown run that put the game away with 6:18 left in the third period. And he kicked two extra points.
The Robert Green show? If it was, the star didn't think so.
"The line -- they're my bread an butter," Green said. "The kicks were just part of my job, but other than that, everything was done by the line."
Green might have a case. For example, his 67-yard breakaway down the left sideline featured a number of important blocks, some coming from teammates who accompanied him close to the goal line.
Friendly Coach Jim Crawford, whose team improved to 2-1, 2-0 in the league, said Green's production was not a surprise. "Our goal is for the running back to gain 150 yards," Crawford said. "Anything after that is great."
In contrast, Largo's primary attack was the passing of quarterback Tom Harris, who came out firing and never stopped. He threw six incomplete passes before hitting receivers John Mandish for 19 yards and Robert Sistrunk for 21 yards to help set up Largo's biggest threat of the half: a failed 26-yard field-goal attempt.
Harris finished 13 of 36 for 206 yards, warming up as the game went on. He hit Sistrunk for a 67-yard pass that set up his 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
But by then it was too late. At the end of a first half dominated by the two defenses, Friendly quarterback John Ferrer hit Britt Mobley for a 24-yard touchdown pass. Green's extra-point kick made it 7-0 going into halftime.
Friendly kept it going early in the second half. Largo's first play of the half was an interception by the Patriots' John Allgood, and Green rushed the remaining 38 yards over three plays for a touchdown. The next time Friendly got the ball, it was in Green's hands again -- this time for the 67-yarder that wrapped it up. Largo (0-3) 0 0 0 8 8 Friendly (2-1) 0 7 13 0 20
F -- Mobley 24 pass from Ferrer (Green kick)
F -- Green 16 run (kick failed)
F -- Green 67 run (Green kick)
L -- Harris 10 run (Mundle run)