West Springfield sophomore Megan Godish kicked a 23-yard field goal and an extra point in the Spartans' 10-7 victory over host No. 8 West Potomac last night. Godish is in her second year playing varsity football and attempts all of the Spartans' extra points and field goals. She also plays for the school's defending Virginia AAA state champion soccer team.
"Megan is our best kicker," West Springfield first-year coach Bill Renner said. "She was perfect in the preseason and we said the job would go to whomever kicked the best. She is very slight and kind of small in stature, but she deserves a lot of credit."
Godish's field goal came midway through the third quarter to give the Spartans (2-3) a 10-0 lead. From there, the defense took over, giving up 165 total yards and keeping the Wolverines' offense scoreless. West Potomac (3-2) had been averaging more than 40 points per game. Its touchdown came on a fumble return.
"Our defense played really, really well," Renner said. "That is why the field goal was so crucial.
* GAR-FIELD 17, CHANTILLY 0: Sophomore quarterback Ryan Smith threw two touchdown passes to his twin brother, wide receiver Justin Smith, in the victory at Gar-Field. The Smiths combined on touchdowns of five and 14 yards to help the Indians to their second consecutive victory since a 14-6 loss to No. 19 Annandale.
* LOUDOUN COUNTY 31, POTOMAC FALLS 12: Visiting Loudoun County used a dominating performance by its defense to record the win over Northwestern District rival Potomac Falls. The Raiders held the Panthers to three yards rushing on 19 carries and forced four turnovers. With the victory, Loudoun County is 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the district. Potomac Falls is 3-2 and 1-1.
Loudoun County sophomore safety Terrence Brown recovered a fumble and returned the ball 12 yards for a touchdown with 5 minutes 5 seconds left in the first quarter. That touchdown gave the Raiders a 14-0 lead.
* OAKTON 27, LANGLEY 19: Senior fullback Chad Cooper had a one-yard scoring run in the second quarter to give the (3-2) the lead for good at Langley. Oakton's victory marked the first time the Cougars did not play a team that entered with an undefeated record. The loss dropped the Saxons to 2-3. Oakton (3-2) played Madison in the season opener for both teams; it later played No. 15 Robinson (4-0) and No. 16 Lake Braddock (4-0). Last week Oakton defeated Herndon, 24-17, to hand the Hornets their first loss after they had started 3-0.