We’ll have stories, photo galleries, videos and box scores from games around the area later tonight. But for now we offer you an early look at some notable games and scores. Know of something significant that happened tonight? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Scroll to the bottom of this article for scores.
●No. 1 DEMATHA SHUTS OUT GOOD COUNSEL: The top-ranked Stags snapped a four-game losing streak to the seventh-ranked Falcons, 21-0. This is DeMatha’s biggest win over Good Counsel since 2008.
Stags quarterback John Lovett threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Lorenzo Harrison to open the scoring. In the third quarter DeMatha Cam Phillips intercepted a Falcons pass on fourth and goal and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown. DeMatha's Taiwan Deal scored on a 95-yard touchdown run to put Stags up 21-0 in the fourth quarter.
We’ll have a full game story, photo gallery and video highlights later tonight.
●WOOTTON ROLLS PAST WHITMAN: On the night they christened a new turf field, the Patriots made plays on seemingly every inch of it in a 43-20 drubbing of the Vikings. Wootton tallied 26 first downs and quarterback Sam Ellis threw for 336 yards and four touchdowns as Wootton (4-0, 2-0) scored 40-plus points for the third time in four games.
With his brother, Maryland star receiver Stefon Diggs, on the sideline watching, Patriots sophomore Trevon Diggs showed unparalleled speed and skill as he carved up the Vikings defense with 11 catches for 109 yards. Diggs also picked up a Whitman (2-2, 1-1) fumble and sped away from the pack, rocketing to the sideline for an 82-yard touchdown return.
“He’s such a good player,” Ellis said of Diggs. “He’s on the field pretty much the whole game; offense, defense, special teams. He does everything we need him to do.”
Diggs wasn’t the only Patriot receiver to impress Friday. Jibri Woods caught two touchdowns and Kwame Frimpong turned a deep Ellis toss into an even deeper touchdown, going 70 yards for the score that put the game away in the fourth quarter.
Whitman running back Zac Morton gave the Patriots all they could handle in the loss, battling for tough yards down after down, but still breaking big runs late despite the heavy workload. Morton carried 26 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns.
“He’s one of the best running backs I’ve seen,” Diggs said of Morton. “He has really good jukes, works hard. He’s a really good back.”
●DUNBAR TOPS BALLOU: Malonta Patterson rushed for 167 yards and scored two touchdowns to lift the Crimson Tide to a 27-0 win over Ballou in DCIAA Stars action at McKinley Tech in Northeast.
Chrisdeion Alston added 217 yards and two scores for Dunbar (4-0, 1-0 ), which held the Knights (3-2, 0-1) to just 167 total yards and one trip to the red zone.
Despite seven penalties and two squandered trips to the red zone on its first two drives, Dunbar took control early. The Crimson Tide led 7-0 midway through the second quarter after Patterson ran untouched for a 43 yard score, and they made it 13-0 on the next possession after Alston hit Patterson on a third-down screen call that went 41 yards for a touchdown.
Alston did most of his damage in the second half, throwing both of his touchdowns to James Duff. The first score came late in the third quarter on an 18-yard seam route, while the second, and nifty eight-yard fade in the corner of the end zone, put the win on ice. Duff finished with 102 yards receiving on five catches.
Ballou, which turned the ball over four times and only threatened to score late in the second quarter, was led offensively by quarterback Tirri Jones’s 90 total yards.
FRIDAY’S SCORES (more to come here)
Dunbar 27, Ballou 0
H.D. Woodson 54, Anacostia 6
Arundel 41, Glen Burnie 14
Broadneck 28, Southern 0
Clarksburg 24, Blake 0
Damascus 49, Watkins Mill 7
Einstein 41, Northwood 0
Howard 35, Mount Hebron 13
Huntingtown 28, Leonardtown 6
Lackey 39, Calvert 7
Meade 37, Chesapeake 31
North Point 42, Thomas Stone 35
Northeast 43, North County 8
Northern 24, McDonough 12
Paint Branch 48, Churchill 0
Poolesville 41, Walter Johnson 6
Quince Orchard 56, Magruder 0
Reservoir 49, Oakland Mills 21
River Hill 42, Centennial 7
Seneca Valley 42, Bethesda-Chevy Chase 20
Severna Park 14, Annapolis 10
Sherwood 28, Richard Montgomery 15
Springbrook 26, Blair 6
Wilde Lake 28, Marriotts Ridge 7
Wootton 43, Whitman 20
Briar Woods 45, Woodgrove 16
Caroline 35, Champe 0
Centreville 63, West Springfield 0
Edison 45, Wakefield 14
Lake Braddock 68, Annandale 0
Loudoun Valley 54, Freedom-South Riding 14
McLean 13, South Lakes 12
Oakton 28, West Potomac 27
Patriot 31, Hylton 21
Potomac Falls 21, Park View 14
South County 53, Lee 9
Stone Bridge 42, Madison 6
Stonewall Jackson 21, Gar-Field 15
Tuscarora (Va.) 35, Heritage 7
Westfield 41, Fairfax 0
Yorktown 17, Falls Church 14
Bullis 37, John Carroll 8
Collegiate 31, Episcopal 12
DeMatha 21, Good Counsel 0
Landon 49, Annapolis Area Christian 11
Riverdale Baptist 12, Perry Street Prep 0