Barry Scott Jr., WR-SS-K
H.D. Woodson, Senior
Result: Upper Merion 36,
H.D. Woodson 14 Each Week Football Tuesday will feature a first-person account from a player reviewing the previous game, the preparations leading up to it and the reaction afterward. This week's dispatch comes from H.D. Woodson, which traveled two and a half hours by bus to play Upper Merion in King of Prussia, Pa.
Do you like traveling long distances for games such as this week's?
It's fun because you get to bond with your teammates off the field. It also gets the team exposure from college scouts and recruiters by playing out of town. . . . When you go out of town, where football is big, you are playing under lights in an atmosphere that is fun.
What are the worst parts of playing a road game out of the area?
Losing is not fun. But that's a part of the game. You've got to take the losses. Hopefully, it helps unite us as a team. Hopefully, when we return, we will dominate the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association teams.
What was the highlight of the game for you and your team?
We surprised them by scoring 14 points in the third quarter. Donnell Graves returned a kickoff [70 yards]. Then, Da-ante Johnson scored a touchdown [on a three-yard run]. I had five catches for 85 yards. Two of my big catches were on third down, and allowed us to keep the drive alive. I caught both on a down-and-in pattern.
Describe the trip home.
We didn't get home until 1 a.m. It was a long ride. Some of the guys slept. Others watched the film from the game. We were looking at how we could correct the mistakes we made in blown assignments. There were a lot of sore athletes who were icing down injuries.