Senior J.R. Conteh scored three touchdowns--two on special teams and one rushing--as visiting Annandale handed No. 10 Robinson its first loss of the season, 47-27, in a Virginia AAA Patriot District game last night on a slick field in Fairfax.
With the Atoms (4-4, 2-2) leading 14-0 midway through the first quarter, Conteh returned a punt 75 yards. After Robinson's Mike Imoh scored on a 62-yard run to cut the Annandale lead to 21-7, Conteh returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a another touchdown.
Imoh scored twice more as the Rams (7-1, 3-1) pulled to 40-27. But Conteh had one more answer, scoring the game's final touchdown on a 14-yard run that put the Atoms up 20 in the fourth quarter.
Senior Sam Korpoi added two touchdowns for the Atoms on runs of one and 12 yards and finished with 132 yards on 28 carries. Imoh finished with 232 yards on 22 carries.
With the loss, Robinson falls out of a first-place tie with Lake Braddock, which beat West Potomac last night to remain the lone undefeated team in the district.
* CENTREVILLE 36, HERNDON 7: Running back Mike Williams rushed for a career-high 228 yards and four touchdowns at Centreville to lead the defending Virginia AAA Concorde District champion in a game that determined first place in the district.
"Mike was huge last night, he's just a big, strong running back that will run right at you," Centreville Coach Mike Skinner said. "There were a lot of time out there he was just doing things by himself."
The win kept Centreville (6-2, 3-0) atop the standings in the district. Heading into the game, Centreville held a slight edge over Herndon in the power-point rankings, 10.7-10.6. The loss prevented Herndon (5-3, 1-2) from moving into a first-place tie with Centreville.
Williams, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior, had touchdown runs of 3, 12, 1 and 27 yards.
The Wildcats' other running back, senior Greg Hamilton, had 125 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries to help lead Centreville to its third straight win over Herndon.
* GAR-FIELD-HYLTON, PPD.: A series of lightning strikes, including a resounding boomer as the players were returning to the field for the final time, postponed the highly anticipated Cardinal District game between No. 2 Hylton and No. 18 Gar-Field.
The game has been rescheduled for 7 tonight at Hylton and will pick up with Gar-Field leading 7-0 with 7:58 left in the first quarter. Hylton has a 23-game winning streak at stake.
Gar-Field scored on the only possession of the game, rattling off 82 yards on eight rushes. The key play came when senior Larry Atkinson popped through a hole and angled toward the left sideline for a 43-yard jaunt to the Hylton 15. Atkinson scored from four yards.
Moments after the touchdown, around 7:40 p.m., lightning flashed, prompting a 30-minute delay. Another strike hit about 8:10, and yet another at 8:30, as the officials were filing back onto the field to restart the game. At that point, the game was postponed.
At the time of the final strike, players from both teams, having already stretched, were walking through the parking lot to return to the field.
"That one got everybody's attention," Hylton Coach Bill Brown said.
Because of weather and other factors, Hylton has played just one Friday night home game this season.
A Gar-Field victory would give the Indians (6-1, 3-0) the edge in the district title race because the other five Cardinal teams have at least two district losses apiece.
Gar-Field has allowed a district-low 55 points this season.
-- Preston Williams
* POTOMAC SCHOOL 27, CHRISTCHURCH 20: In McLean, running back Rory Burns rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries to lead the host Panthers of the Mid-Atlantic League to victory over Christchurch in a game that was suspended on Sept. 9 because of inclement weather.
Adam Smith completed 3 of 7 passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns, a seven-yard score to Win Huffman and a 27-yarder to John Ohly. Potomac School improved to 3-3. Christchurch fell to 1-4.
* CALVERT 21, PATUXENT 3: Cavaliers senior Treaven Wills, a 6-foot, 175-pound wide receiver-defensive back, almost single-handedly turned back Patuxent (6-2, 4-2) in a key Southern Maryland Athletic Conference game at Calvert.
Wills opened the scoring in the first quarter by returning a fumble 40 yards for a score for the Cavaliers (6-2, 4-2). In the second quarter, he blocked a punt to give the Cavaliers the ball on the Patuxent 31-yard line, and hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass four plays later. Wills also caught a well-placed pass from junior quarterback Orion Canine in the fourth quarter and turned it into a 91-yard score.
* PARKDALE 28, LAUREL 6: Running back Jason Crawford ran for 207 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries to give the visiting Panthers (5-3, 3-3) a win in a Prince George's County 4A game.
Defensively, cornerback Alonzo Corbett, who came into the game tied for the Maryland public schools lead in interceptions, picked off two more passes to boost his total to eight, two ahead of Watkins Mill's Chris Kimber. Laurel fell to 0-8, 0-6.
CAPTION: Herndon quarterback Pat Commerce releases pass just ahead of arrival of Centreville defensive end Matthew Wood.