Around the area in high school sports:
NEWS & NOTES
You've probably heard about Fairfax senior running back Brandon Royster, who has been tormenting Northern Region opponents for four years.
Well, here's some bad news for the rest of the Northern Region: He has a brother, he is a running back, and apparently he is pretty good.
Sophomore Kyle Royster had the third of the Roysters' four scores in the Rebels' 39-12 win over Mount Vernon, scoring on a two-yard run in the third quarter.
Big Brother still had the better game, outrushing his younger brother 185 to minus-1 yard.
Surge as in Surge
Junior Surge Tikum has been very productive for Bullis. Tikum scored all but one of Bullis's five touchdowns in
last night's 35-6 win over Phelps.
The Bethesda Chevy-Chase transfer has established himself on both sides of the ball. On offense the starting tailback rushed for 218 yards on just 20 carries. As a linebacker, he had seven tackles.
Bullis (2-0) is unbeaten due in no small part to the offensive impact of Tikum. In the first game of the season against Poolesville he racked up 263 yards and had 10 tackles.
Principal of Song
Geoff Jones had a song in his heart.
During halftime of Jefferson's game against Stuart, the
principal led the school's cheerleaders in a cheer to open the second half.
Hayfield beat Lee, 38-6, but suffered a loss in the process. Senior linebacker Quincy Enochs broke his leg. His return is uncertain.
"My eyes were as wide as a duck when I saw the ball coming right at me."
-- Jefferson senior
defensive back Paul Hyun, commenting on his interception return for a touchdown late in the Colonials' 12-10 win over Stuart.
"Our defense was ready. We had to come through. It was a big night for us - it was like homecoming."
-- Annandale junior defensive tackler Carl Clyburn, remarking on his team's 28-14 win over No. 3 West Potomac as the school held a football reunion to celebrate its 46-year history.
BY THE NUMBERS
Number of Annandale punts and turnovers in the Atoms' 28-14 win over No. 3 West Potomac.
Scoring plays of 50 or more yards for Loudoun Valley senior fullback Ben Cross. He had a 54-yard score last night in a 28-20 loss to Handley.
Consecutive games won by No. 3 West Potomac until last night's 28-14 loss at Annandale.