Landon senior quarterback Teddy Lamade had been dreading yesterday's game against St. Stephen's/St. Agnes. He knew it would be the last time he and Saints senior starting quarterback Billy Schweitzer, his first cousin and close friend, would play against each other.
Lamade went out victorious in their final on-field meeting, throwing for 107 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bears to a 21-6 victory over the Saints in an Interstate Athletic Conference meeting before 600 in Alexandria.
"Billy is one of my best friends," Lamade said. "And I know he is going to college and going to do well and I hope to do the same. But we will never play against each other again--and that is what I will miss most about high school football."
Schweitzer has unofficially committed to play at Virginia next season; Lamade, who is being recruited to play lacrosse and football, has not yet selected a college.
Lamade completed 6 of 9 first-half passes for 73 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Shooshan late in the second quarter that gave the Bears (2-1, 1-0) a 14-6 halftime lead.
Saints running back Sean Washington finished with 158 yards and Schweitzer threw for 120 yards and rushed for a touchdown, but it was the only points St. Stephen's/St. Agnes (3-1, 0-1) managed from six trips inside the Landon 26-yard line. The Saints had two drives stall because of fumbles and turned the ball over on downs three times.
"They have some very good athletes and some big linemen," said Landon senior defensive end Justin Duffie, who had nine tackles and two sacks yesterday. "But we knew we had to win for Teddy. We have all been playing against Billy since middle school--and we did not want him to have the last say in the rivalry."