Senior Matt Nickerson rushed for four touchdowns and senior Mike Olivero added two as W.T. Woodson raced to a 42-14 win over host Edison in nondistrict game last night in Alexandria.
Nickerson has 10 touchdowns in two games for the Cavaliers (2-0).
"As long as we're winning games, it doesn't matter if I score 10 touchdowns or no touchdowns -- I don't care," Nickerson said.
Nickerson finished with 188 yards on 27 carries, while Olivero had 174 yards on 15 rushes. The Cavaliers rushed the ball 60 times and gained 473 yards, an average of 7.8 yards per carry.
The score was 7-0 at halftime, but Olivero had a 45-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter, and Nickerson added two more touchdowns, including a 74-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter to give the Cavaliers a 28-0 lead.
William Johnson, Derron Hall and T.J. Cole had a touchdown run apiece and Douglass's defensive front controlled the line of scrimmage in a 23-13 victory over host Forestville in a meeting of top Prince George's 3A/2A teams.
Douglass (3-0, 2-0) threw three passes and stuck to a small selection of option run plays, rushing 50 times for 227 yards.
"We do [those few plays] really good," Johnson said. "That's what we practice. Even if they know what we're going to do, they still can't stop it if we're running hard."
On fourth and nine from his 24-yard line, Hall was in punt formation when he caught a bad snap and took off running to his left to pick up 17 yards and a first down. Hall finished the drive with a two-yard touchdown run, putting the Eagles ahead 12-7 late in the first half.
Cole, a junior, scored on a three-yard run in the third quarter as the Eagles built a 23-7 lead. Forestville (2-1, 2-1) managed just 53 yards rushing on 32 carries. . . .
Potomac (Md.)'s 43-0 victory over visiting Bladensburg was called with five minutes left in the third quarter when Bladensburg Coach Franklin Kimpson pulled his team off the field because he said his players felt threatened by Potomac's fans and the game had gotten out of control.
"I talked to my principal and . . . we felt the best thing to do was take our kids off the field," Kimpson said. While boarding the bus, Kimpson said, someone threw a brick that cracked the rear window of the bus. No one was hurt, Kimpson said.
Earl Hawkins, supervisor of athletics for Prince George's County, said he plans to investigate the matter on Monday.
"They made the right decision if someone broke a window on the bus," Hawkins said. "We don't condone that kind of behavior and we will look into it. If that means we won't sell tickets for Potomac games, we'll do that."
Damascus Coach Dan Makosy and his assistants stayed up until 4 a.m. Saturday working on a game plan. The second-ranked Swarmin' Hornets had a team meeting yesterday morning and a practice in the afternoon, all to get ready for perhaps as few as eight seconds of football.
As it turned out, Damascus needed slightly more time, but its coaches and players were pleased that their work had resulted in a 13-7 victory in double overtime over Richard Montgomery in a Montgomery 4A East league game in Rockville.
With eight seconds left in the fourth quarter of a scoreless game Friday, lightning suspended play. The teams returned to Roy Lester Stadium last night, as did 400 fans. Damascus (3-0, 2-0) had the ball on its 34 but failed to score, and the game went to overtime.
After the teams traded touchdowns on their first overtime possessions, Richard Montgomery (1-2, 1-2) had a touchdown nullified by a penalty because the receiver had stepped out of the end zone before coming back inbounds to make the catch. All-Met Matt Reidy then scored on a 10-yard run on Damascus's first play.
The Gonzaga-Georgetown Prep game was postponed yesterday, with kickoff now scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Prep.