One play after teammate Marcus Stevens's 55-yard touchdown run was nullified by a holding penalty, H.D. Woodson running back Warren Cunningham took an identical route down the left sideline. Sixty-five yards later, the No. 8 Warriors had the first of three third-quarter touchdowns and were well on their way to a penalty-filled, 27-6 victory over Nazareth (N.Y.) yesterday at McNamara High School.
McNamara completed the Washington sweep, as quarterback Junior Bynum threw for three touchdowns and ran for two, propelling the No. 17 Mustangs, 40-14, over Holy Cross of Queens, N.Y.
The two long runs around left tackle opened the second half for Woodson. Antonio Watson's two-point conversion run gave the Warriors a 15-6 lead.
Nazareth had narrowed the deficit to 7-6 with a far-from-effortless drive. After linebacker Giovanni Wilson recovered a Woodson fumble, the Kingsmen drove to first and goal at the Woodson 2-yard line. After the Warriors defensive front thwarted three straight Nazareth efforts to reach the end zone, running back Joe Ferrentino scored from the 1.
But Allen Johnson's 14-yard pass to a diving Carlos Winston and Eric Parker's 34-yard punt return just before the third period ended gave Woodson a 27-6 lead.
The Warriors opened the scoring midway through the first quarter, completing a long drive on a one-yard plunge by Stevens.
In the McNamara victory, quarterback Junior Bynum sneaked in from one yard three plays after his teammates blocked a Holy Cross punt to open the scoring. Then the left-handed Mustangs quarterback found 6-foot-5 wide receiver Asim Penny (honorable mention All-Met in 1989) open for a 39-yard score. Another Bynum one-yard score extended the first-quarter lead to 19-0.
With two minutes left in the half, Bynum found Penny again, splitting defenders for a 20-yard touchdown pass. After Holy Cross quarterback Eddie Escobedo threw touchdown passes of 50 and 48 yards to Tom Giudice, Bynum hit leaping Keith Warren for a 28-yard score.
Penny, with 7:11 left, intercepted a Giudice pass in the end zone after Holy Cross had driven more than 60 yards to the Mustangs 8.
The doubleheader was moved to McNamara when the original site, Georgetown University's Kehoe Field, was closed for track renovations.