Paul VI Catholic QB D.J. Mangas is pleasing coaches with his decision-making (504 yards passing, three touchdowns in two games) and the Panthers' receivers also are making plays. Daryl Spencer had seven catches for 121 yards and one touchdown in a 29-14 victory over Bishop Ireton and Zach Costello had eight receptions -- five from Mangas and three interceptions of Ireton. . . .

T.C. Williams's 48-20 win over Mount Vernon was the most points the Titans have scored against the Majors (their previous high was 46 in 1972) and the most points the team has scored in any game since a 47-7 win over Annandale in 1996. . . .

McLean senior running back Eric Smith used touchdown runs of 74 and 86 yards to amass 262 yards on 20 carries as the Highlanders cruised to a 41-6 victory over visiting South County on Friday. "He's not about a whole lot of juke and jive," McLean Coach Rick Rivera said. "He spent a lot of the offseason developing leg strength. ." . . .

Prince William schools Battlefield and Freedom-Woodbridge, both of which opened in 2004, notched their first varsity wins on Friday, with Battlefield blanking Brentsville, 26-0, and Freedom defeating first-year Stafford County school Mountain View, 28-3.