Friendly ended No. 17 Potomac (Md.)'s 18-game winning streak last night, defeating the visiting Wolverines, 6-0, in Oxon Hill.
Senior Michael Wright hauled in a 22-yard pass from junior Joe Haden in the second quarter for the game's only score. Both teams are now 4-1, 3-1 in the Prince George's 3A/2A league.
"Pretty much, we felt like it was a must-win situation for us. They whupped our butts twice last year," Friendly offensive coordinator Marcus Berry said. "We didn't really get to do what we wanted to do offensively because of the weather, but we fought hard and got the win."
Friendly seemingly secured the win when sophomore tailback Josh Haden found the end zone on a 58-yard run in the fourth quarter, but the play was negated by a holding call.
The defense held firm, though. Junior Terrence Walker recorded a third-down sack on Potomac's final drive, and Joe Haden -- doubling as a defensive back -- swatted away the fourth-down pass to seal the win.
Potomac, the 2004 Maryland 2A champion, last lost on Dec. 10, 2003 -- the state title game that season.
Poolesville Extends Mark
Poolesville defeated host Snow Hill, 13-12, for its 25th consecutive regular season victory. The game was played on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
"It's pretty impressive," Poolesville Coach Larry Hurd said. "We came four hours and got a great victory -- 25 games is quite an accomplishment. That's a huge victory."
More than 40 high school football games scheduled for yesterday were postponed because of the rain that swept through the Washington area.
Most of last night's postponed games, including matchups between No. 12 Centreville and No. 15 Oakton and Herndon and No. 8 Westfield, were moved to Monday night. No. 2 Damascus's game at No. 18 Quince Orchard was moved to 6:45 p.m. today.
With more rain in the forecast, games moved to today and those originally scheduled for today could be rescheduled, as well. Check with the host school's athletic department before attending a game today.
-- Ryan Young