Stone Bridge scored two touchdowns in the final 3 minutes 18 seconds -- the second on a 45-yard pass from junior quarterback Terrence Glenn to senior running back Shamar Knight-Justice -- to pull off a dramatic 17-14 win over visiting Loudoun Valley in a game between former Dulles District rivals last night in Ashburn. The victory marked the Bulldogs' sixth straight over the Vikings (2-1) and also prevented Stone Bridge (2-1) from suffering its first back-to-back losses since October of 2000.
"It was in my head the whole fourth quarter that in my time here, we'd never lost two in a row," said Knight-Justice, whose team fell last week at Oakton. "And I knew we needed a lot to come back, so I was getting worried. But then it all happened so quick."
A 37-yard pass from Glenn to sophomore Kevan Walker set up a one-yard scoring run by Glenn with 3:18 to play, and after holding the Vikings on fourth down of the ensuing drive, the Bulldogs went back to work with 1:17 to play. Glenn found Knight-Justice six plays later deep down the left sideline for a touchdown that sent the Bulldogs' home crowd into a frenzy.
Avalon Earns First Win
Sophomore Joe Rankin scored on a six-yard run in overtime and ran in the two-point conversion as Avalon ended Maryland School for the Deaf's area-best 27-game winning streak with a 30-28 victory. It was the first victory for the first-year varsity program at the Bethesda private school.
Avalon (1-2) secured the win when Nate Berry knocked down a pass in the end zone on Maryland SFD's two-point conversion attempt on the possession after Rankin's score. . . .
Gaithersburg senior middle linebacker Darius Smith, who fled with his family from Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, had 11 tackles and a quarterback sack in the Trojans' 37-3 victory over visiting Magruder.
The 6-foot-2, 227-pound Smith has 39 tackles and six sacks in three games for Gaithersburg.
-- Angela Watts, Andrew Levine and Charles Cummins