Quarterback Marc Richards shook off three interceptions to lead 10th-ranked Georgetown Prep to a 30-7 victory over the Falcons last night at Good Counsel.
The Little Hoyas (2-0) have won 15 straight games over three seasons, the area's longest winning streak.
Good Counsel scored first when Don Moran returned a Richards interception 54 yards down the right sideline for a touchdown. Mike Vallone's kick put the Falcons up, 7-0, with 2:45 left in the first period, but Good Counsel's only lead was short-lived.
"I wasn't passing as well as I'd like, so I concentrated on my running," said Richards, who completed 10 of 18 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns. "I just tried to forget the interceptions."
Richards then guided the Little Hoyas on an 11-play, 74-yard drive, capped by a two-yard touchdown run by Mike Green. Tripp Shreves' conversion kick tied the game with 9:57 remaining in the first half.
Chris Roa's interception on the Good Counsel 21 set up a 34-yard field goal by Shreves that put Prep ahead, 10-7, with 4:33 left in the first half.
Good Counsel used an aggressive game plan in hopes of upsetting the Little Hoyas, but a fourth-and-11 gamble at the Prep 48 proved costly when quarterback Jeff Pederson's pass fell incomplete. That and a personal foul gave Prep a first down at the Falcons 39 with 34 seconds left in the half.
Good Counsel's Mike Duffy sacked Richards for a seven-yard loss on first down, but the junior quarterback then completed a 25-yard pass to Green. On the next play, Richards threw a high pass to the far left corner of the end zone that Ed Sullivan caught over his right shoulder for a 27-yard touchdown. Shreves' kick put Prep ahead, 17-7, with eight seconds left in the first half.
The Little Hoyas took the second-half kickoff and Richards fashioned a seven-play, 55-yard scoring drive, capped by a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brian Haley.
With 8:19 left in the game, Green caught a short flair pass from Richards and broke four tackles en route to a 70-yard touchdown. Georgetown Prep (2-0) 0 17 6 7 30 Good Counsel (1-3) 7 0 0 0 7
GC -- Moran 54 interception return (Vallone kick)
GP -- Green 2 run (Shreves kick)
GP -- FG Shreves 34
GP -- Sullivan 27 pass from Richards (Shreves kick)
GP -- Haley 13 pass from Richards (kick failed)
GP -- Green 70 pass from Richards (Shreves kick)