Dunbar's homecoming game ended happily yesterday as the Crimson Tide defeated Wilson, 18-12, in an Interhigh West Division contest before 1,000 at Jefferies Stadium.
This was the start of division play for both schools and the victory was the second straight for Dunbar (2-3). The loss was the second in a row for Wilson (2-4).
The game started out poorly for Dunbar as Charles Tillman fumbled the kickoff at his 27. Six plays later, Carl Hall ran around the right side for a 6-0 Wilson lead.
Dunbar scored in the second quarter when William Smith (5 feet 6, 140 pounds) caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Neal Downing on a third-and-14 play.
To begin the third quarter, Dunbar used the quarterback keeper on three of the six plays of a scoring drive. Downing rushed three times for 31 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown run for a 12-6 lead.
Ricardo Speight aided the drive with a 14-yard run that gave Dunbar a first down at the Wilson 20.
Dunbar added its final score in the fourth quarter when punt returner Ben McFarland's fumble was recovered by Keith White at the Wilson 2.
On the next play, Downing scored on a quarterback sneak for an 18-6 Dunbar lead. Wilson (2-4) 6 0 0 6 12 Dunbar (2-3) 0 6 6 6 18
W -- Hall 9 run (kick failed)
D -- Smith 50 pass from Downing (kick failed)
D -- Downing 16 run (kick failed)
D -- Downing 2 run (pass failed)
W -- Prince 17 pass from Arter (pass failed)
Parks Leads McKinley
Tailback Tony Parks scored all of his team's points, running for two touchdowns and both conversions, to lead McKinley Tech past host Theodore Roosevelt, 16-13, in an Interhigh West game.
Parks ran for 131 yards on 19 carries and had two touchdowns called back by penalties, including a 57-yard dash through the middle in the third quarter.
On the Trainers' second possession of the game, the 5-7 senior tailback scored on a 20-yard run up the middle, capping a seven-play, 74-yard drive. The conversion run by Parks made it 8-0.
The Rough Riders (1-5, 0-1) scored in the second quarter when tailback David Tillerson ran five yards up the middle to end a six-play, 62-yard drive and make it 8-7.
"Even though we outplayed them, they were only down by one at halftime and we knew we had another tough 30 minutes ahead of us," said Parks.
Parks scored again late in the third quarter. After taking over on downs at the McKinley 37, the Trainers methodically drove downfield. Parks broke four tackles on a 17-yard run up the middle. Again, the senior powered his way into the end zone for the conversion, and McKinley (3-3, 1-0) extended its lead to 16-7 with 2:21 remaining in the third quarter. -- Anthony Coleman McKinley (3-3) 8 0 8 0 16 T. Roosevelt (1-5) 7 0 0 6 13
M -- Parks 20 run (Parks run)
TR -- Tillerson 5 run (Samuels kick)
M -- Parks 17 run (Parks run)
TR -- Dial 8 pass from Clark (pass failed)
Eastern Earns Shutout
Eastern used a strong ground game and a stingy defense to shut out Spingarn, 21-0, last night in a Interhigh East contest at Eastern.
The Ramblers (3-3, 2-1) were led by a rushing attack that featured Rene Canty, Irving (Pop) Jenkins and Cedrick Burgess.
Canty rushed for 58 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns. Jenkins also had 58 yards and Burgess finished with 55 against Spingarn (0-3, 0-3).
On Eastern's second possession of the first quarter, it marched 63 yards on nine plays culminated by Canty's two-yard plunge to gain a 7-0 lead. It was the first of Canty's two touchdowns.
The score was set up by a 21-yard completion to Alvaro Williams from Roderick Villogram that gave Eastern a first down at the Green Wave 2.
In the second quarter, Eastern increased its margin to 14-0 when Canty raced 19 yards off-tackle for his second touchdown. The drive almost stalled twice, but two penalties against the Green Wave, including one for unsportsmanlike conduct on a fourth-down punt, helped the Ramblers to a first down at the Green Wave 19.
The Ramblers' defense, spearheaded by William Majette and Damon Brown, limited Spingarn to four first downs. Majette had two sacks for minus-18 yards and Brown recorded three for minus-31 yards. -- Wyman Colona Spingarn (0-3) 0 0 0 0 0 Eastern (3-3) 7 7 0 7 21
E -- Canty 2 run (Irving kick)
E -- Canty 19 run (Irving kick)
E -- Ford 4 run (Scott kick)