Prince George's County moved the 10 public school football games it had scheduled for Wednesday ahead to Tuesday at 1 p.m., meaning the 20 schools involved will play two games in less than 72 hours.
The move was made because county schools are closed Tuesday for Election Day, Prince George's County Supervisor of Athletics Earl Hawkins said yesterday. Prince George's public schools are scheduled to play football games today, after playing their first games since Oct. 5 last Tuesday.
"We thought this was best, because we now don't have to interrupt the school day and kids won't have to miss class because there's no school that day," Hawkins said. "We thought it was in the best interest for everyone who was involved."
The county's lone public school team that will not have a game on Tuesday is Eleanor Roosevelt. School officials have not been able to reach an agreement with Fork Union to make up the schools' game that was originally scheduled for Oct. 12 in Greenbelt. . . .
C.H. Flowers and Eleanor Roosevelt will be eligible for the Maryland 4A football playoffs despite playing eight-game schedules, according to a Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association news release.
State rules require football teams to play at least nine games to be eligible for the postseason, but C.H. Flowers and Roosevelt were granted waivers after Prince George's County canceled all games scheduled for Oct. 18 and 19. C.H. Flowers had started the season with a nine-game schedule; Roosevelt started with 10 but has yet to make up its Oct. 12 game against Fork Union.
Roosevelt (3-3) still will be hard-pressed to make the playoffs, but Flowers (4-1), which is currently seventh in the 4A playoff point standings, could secure an at-large berth or possibly win the 4A South Region by winning its three remaining games.
It's not often that a 200-yard performance leaves a running back seventh in the area in rushing for the day. But it happened last night to Lackey sophomore Morgan Green. He carried 22 times for 203 yards, but six rushers had better evenings, led by two backs with 300 yards: West Springfield's Derrick Braziel (25-309) and Largo's Anthony Manigault (41-300). Edison's Mark Beach carried 20 times for 245 yards; Stafford's Thomas McClelland ran 25 times for 232; and Centreville's Daniel Bailey had 214 yards on 10 carries.
Braziel, a 5-foot-8, 170-pound junior, scored on runs of 85, 51, 5 and 57 yards as host West Springfield stretched its winning streak to four with a 31-15 victory over Hayfield in a Virginia AAA Patriot District game.
Wait Until Monday
The Old Mill-Annapolis football game scheduled for yesterday has been postponed to 6 p.m. Monday because Old Mill's field was unplayable, Old Mill Athletic Director Bruce Lawton said.
A caption in Thursday's editions incorrectly identified a Maret volleyball player. The player is Victoria Eagles.
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