Senior fullback Lee Cook led a potent offense with 168 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns to lead visiting Fairfax to a 49-12 victory over Washington-Lee at damp War Memorial Stadium last night.
The Rebels boosted their overall record to 5-1 and their Potomac District mark to 2-1. The Generals, whose previous worst defeat this season was an 11-point loss to Mount Vernon, fell to 2-4, 1-2.
Cook, who scored four touchdowns last week while gaining 175 yards, padded his team's 21-0 halftime lead with two touchdown runs 64 seconds apart in the third quarter.
Cook sprinted 51 yards with 8:51 left in the period and, after Carlos Combs forced a Washington-Lee fumble on the ensuing kickoff, added a five-yard score.
Cook was quick to credit his offensive line, which averages more than 231 pounds per man.
"The line is it," Cook said. "That's the key. You've got a good line, you get a good running back."
Fairfax, which entered the game with the second-most prolific offense in the Northern Region, has scored 104 points in its last two games. The Rebels are averaging 35.3 points per game.
"We're scoring a lot of points," Fairfax Coach Tom Verbanic said. "I think it stems off the line. I really do. They're working hard."
Fairfax also received solid contributions from its other two starters in the backfield. Sophomore tailback Carlos Combs carried nine times for 69 yards and sophomore quarterback Brian Day completed four of five first-half passes for 64 yards and one touchdown.
"I think the thing that's really helping us is that the other backs are doing a great job," Verbanic said. "People come in and think, 'We've got to stop Lee Cook,' and we've got other weapons."
For Washington-Lee, senior Horace Willis collected 125 yards on 17 carries, including a 41-yard touchdown run on which he broke several tackles and faked out a pair of defensive backs.
Generals quarterback Mike Cowell, whose passing had been a key to their offense in previous weeks, completed just four of 13 passes for 44 yards and threw three interceptions. Mark Waskow returned one of those interceptions for a 68-yard score in the third quarter. Four of Cowell's passes were dropped.