D'Ales Haynie's four-yard touchdown run with nine minutes left last night propelled Wakefield past visiting Mount Vernon, 12-7, snapping a 24-game losing streak.
"It's disappointing that we could've won a bunch of games this year, but it feels good to finally got one," Warriors Coach Tim Churchill said.
Wakefield (1-6, 1-4 Virginia AAA National District) last won on Sept. 12, 2003, at McLean. Wakefield also ended a 13-game home losing streak. Seniors such as David Taylor, who scored the first touchdown of the game on a 23-yard catch from junior quarterback Lorenzo Humphrey, had never won a high school game.
"These are coachable, great kids," Churchill said. "They deserve it."
More for Less
Park View had the ball for 54 seconds in the first quarter of last night's 41-16 homecoming win over Dominion but made the most of it. The Patriots led 24-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks to a 65-yard fumble return by Chris Davies, a 70-yard run by Deric Dudinski and a 60-yard interception return by Greg Stuart. Dudinski's run was one of four offensive plays the Patriots ran in the first quarter.
Dunbar's Run Halted
Coolidge senior cornerback Wayne Ouzts broke up a pass on a two-point conversion try to seal a 27-26 win for the Colts and hand No. 12 Dunbar its first D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association regular season loss since 1997.
"The reign is over," shouted Colts junior offensive guard-defensive guard Marvin Austin "We hunkered down and got it done."
Dunbar, which had won 41 consecutive DCIAA regular season games, rallied to force overtime after the Crimson Tide's Renaldo Curtis recovered a blocked punt in the end zone. Dunbar completed the two-point conversion to knot the game at 20, where it stayed through regulation.
Coolidge (6-2, 2-0 DCIAA West) took over first in overtime and senior Dwan Thornton scored on the first play from scrimmage with a scamper along the left sideline. Senior kicker Ebba Wege kicked the extra point for a 27-20 lead.
Dunbar (5-2, 1-1) then took its turn, and needed three plays before junior quarterback Nathan Bussey barreled into the end zone from two yards out. But Ouzts broke up a pass from Nathan Bussey to secure the win.
Wallace Runs Wild
Senior running back A.J. Wallace, one of the nation's top college recruits, ran for 357 yards and six touchdowns -- both career highs -- as McDonough topped host La Plata, 52-28.
Wallace did most of his damage in the first half, amassing 230 yards and reaching the end zone on runs of 7, 75, 18, 50 and 44 yards. McDonough led 42-14 at halftime.
Wallace tacked on another 127 yards and a fourth-quarter 25-yard touchdown run as the Rams improved to 5-2. He has rushed for 1,062 yards in seven games. Wallace also had 210- and 268-yard rushing performances earlier this season. La Plata fell to 2-5.
-- Carl Little, Angela Watts, Judith Evans and Dave Yanovitz