Cardozo established its running game early and went on to defeat Ballou, 12-8, yesterday in an Interhigh League game at Cardozo.
The Clerks shut down Ballou's highly regarded wide receiver Tre Everett, holding him to two receptions for 55 yards. Linebacker Maurice Williams led Cardozo with 14 tackles.
Five minutes into the game, Ballou scored a safety when a high snap on a punt went out of the end zone. From that point on it was all Cardozo as quarterback Allan Johnson connected on 15 of 31 passes for 187 yards.
On a third-and-six play in the second quarter, Johnson rolled left on an option play and ran 17 yards for the score. The two-point conversion attempt failed and the first half ended 6-2.
Ballou's first drive of the second half proved critical as defensive back Chris Plater intercepted a pass and returned it to the Ballou 18. Two plays later, Rendell McCree went up the middle for a one-yard score.
Ballou's touchdown came with 8:04 left in the game as Kieta Malloy caught a 37-yard pass.Ballou (3-3) 2 0 0 6 8 Cardozo (2-3) 0 6 6 0 12
B -- Safety, ball snapped out of end zone
C -- Johnson 17 run (run failed)
C -- McCree 1 run (pass failed)
B -- Malloy 37 pass from Fullord (pass failed) H.D. Woodson Wins
Henderson Mosley threw for one touchdown and rushed for 46 yards to lead No. 14 H.D. Woodson past visiting Coolidge in an Interhigh game, 14-0.
Senior running back Kyen Hill rushed for 77 yards and one touchdown. Hill's 47-yard touchdown run with 6:31 remaining in the first quarter gave the Warriors a lead they would never relinquish. Mosley's extra point made it 7-0.
With 1:03 left in the first quarter, Mosley spotted wide receiver Rodney Houndshell near the right sideline. The senior caught the ball and outran two receivers to the end zone.H.D. Woodson (4-1) 14 0 0 0 14 Coolidge (0-3) 0 0 0 0 0
W -- Hill 47 run (Mosley kick)
W -- Houndshell 27 pass from Mosley (Mosley kick) Wilson Shut Out
Wilson's string of seven straight homecoming victories ended as Roderick Villogram passed for three touchdowns to lead Eastern to a 27-0 Interhigh win.
Villogram completed 10 of 15 passes for 150 yards, and often was able to find receivers Norman Williams and Alvaro Williams open in the flat.
In the second quarter, Villogram tossed his first touchdown pass, a 24-yard scoring strike to Norman Williams to give the Ramblers a 7-0 halftime lead.
Early in the second half, Eastern was on the move again, culminating a drive with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Villogram to Alvaro Williams for a 14-0 lead. -- Andre Williams Eastern 0 7 14 6 27 Wilson 0 0 0 0 0
E -- N. Williams 24 pass from Villogram (Jenkins kick)
E -- A. Williams 35 pass from Villogram (Jenkins kick)
E -- N. Williams 30 pass from Villogram (Jenkins kick)
E -- Villogram 3 run (kick failed) McKinley Victorious
Tony Parks scored on a one-yard run with 1:59 left in the game to give McKinley a 12-8 come-from-behind Interhigh victory over visiting Spingarn.
McKinley's final drive of the game came after Spingarn took the lead midway through the fourth quarter. Down, 6-0, Spingarn scored when Kelvin McDonald threw a 34-yard pass to wide receiver Eric Murray. A two-point conversion put the Green Wave ahead, 8-6.
The Trainers returned the Spingarn kickoff to their 46 and drove for the winning score, a one-yard Parks' run. -- Anthony Powell Spingarn (0-2) 0 0 0 8 8 McKinley (2-3) 0 0 6 6 12
M -- Parks 4 run (run failed)
S -- Murray 34 pass from McDonald (Jennings pass from McDonald)
M -- Parks 1 run (run failed) T. Roosevelt Loses
Reserve quarterback Randell Stroman threw two third-quarter touchdown passes to spark Anacostia to a 12-0 Interhigh victory over Theodore Roosevelt yesterday at Anacostia.
After a scoreless first half, the Indians, under the direction of Stroman, took the second-half kickoff and marched 57 yards on six plays, highlighted by a 16-yard run on a draw play by Cornell Lewis, that gave the Indians a first down at the Rough Riders 29.
Three plays later, Stroman found wide receiver Frank Young in the corner of the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown pass and a 6-0 lead.
Later in the quarter, Anthony Brooks (10 carries, 68 yards) swept left end for 20 yards and a first down at the Rough Riders 19. Stroman ended the drive by throwing to tight end Derrick Holmes over the middle for a six-yard touchdown pass and a 12-0 cushion. -- Wyman Colona Theodore Roosevelt (1-4) 0 0 0 0 0 Anacostia (2-4) 0 0 12 0 12
A -- Young 16 pass from Stroman (pass failed)
A -- Holmes 6 pass from Stroman (pass failed)