Northwest's high-powered offense took a big hit when it lost senior RB Chuck Burton for the year to an ankle injury during the preseason. But the Jaguars (4-2) have been aided by the rapid development of junior Anthony King, who rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-25 win over Magruder on Friday. King ran for a career-high 209 yards the week before against Whitman and has eclipsed 100 yards in each of the last four games.
"He's learning the craft of being a good running back," Northwest Coach Randy Trivers said. . . .
There were mixed results for the Prince George's County teams that fired their coaches earlier this month. Largo interim coach Darryl Hamilton, the school's track coach, got his first victory, 14-0 over High Point. Central, which last week hired its boys' basketball coach, Brian Taylor, to finish out the season, lost, 63-6, to previously winless Fairmont Heights. . . .
Forestville junior Devonte Campbell had two touchdown catches for the second consecutive game, a 42-24 victory over Surrattsville. . . . Gwynn Park is giving up 5.3 points per game, second-best in the Washington area. Hylton has yielded 16 points all season. . . .
Only one Severna Park lineman, senior center Ethan Vidal, has a full year of varsity experience, which makes Falcons Coach J.P. Hines even more impressed with the way the unit has played. With a triple-option offense, the Falcons' ability to run block is key, and the line came through Friday night, allowing six runners to combine for 236 yards and three touchdowns as Severna Park knocked off then-No. 20 Old Mill, 28-17.