Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly said that Paint Branch’s Ryan Stango and Jordan Hockaday each caught a touchdown pass in the team’s 54-7 win over Einstein. Stango caught two touchdowns, but Hockaday did not have a touchdown catch. This version has been corrected.
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.
●FRIENDSHIP COLLEGIATE BESTS WESTLAKE: Knights running back Jonathan Haden rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown and the Knights’ defense was dominant in a 27-0 nonleague win over Westlake in Waldorf.
It was the only local matchup of the season for the well-traveled No. 12 Knights (3-1), and they put on a show after a tough first half.
Friendship Collegiate chewed up most of the second quarter clock with a 14-play drive capped by a nine-yard touchdown run by Kelvit Barrett (eight carries, 97 yards) to make it 7-0 with about two minutes remaining in the half.
Westlake (3-2) never found its rhythm against the prospect-loaded defense of Friendship Collegiate. The Wolverines stalled after its first drive of the third quarter, and after a short punt, Haden rushed four times for 24 yards — the last a two-yard touchdown plunge to make it 14-0.
Friendship didn’t let off the gas from there, pushing the score to 20-0 after DeAndre Parker found Tyran McDade on a 16-yard touchdown pass with just under 10 to play.
The Wolverines, who never made an appearance in the red zone, were led offensively by quarterback Antwaine Carter’s 67 total yards of offense.
We’ll have a complete game story and photo gallery later tonight.
● PAINT BRANCH ROLLS: Panthers quarterback Gaston Cooper threw for 280 yards and six touchdowns in one half as the Panthers routed Einstein, 54-7, in Kensington.
Javonn Curry was on the receiving end of three of Cooper’s scoring tosses and finished with 131 receiving yards. Javan Grafton and Ryan Stango also caught touchdown passes as the Panthers improved to 5-0.
The clock started running continuously late in the second quarter, after Paint Branch jumped out to a 48-7 lead. The Panthers’ reserves played the entirety of the second half.
Paint Branch’s defense, which has allowed less than six points per game this season, didn’t allow a touchdown for the third time this season. Einstein’s (2-2) only points came on an interception return by Lorenzo Andaya.
Titans senior running back Khalil Wilson was limited to 37 yards on 17 carries in the first half. He finished with 110 yards on 24 carries after breaking a pair of long runs in the second half.
● TUSCORORA CRUISES: Tuscarora (Va.) senior running back Mali Barker and sophomore quarterback Daniel Smith each scored a pair of rushing touchdowns as the Huskies throttled Loudoun County, 48-14, in the “Battle of the Burg.”
The Raiders (3-2) jumped out to a 7-0 lead when junior quarterback Tae Crews-Naylor connected with senior receiver Michael Rexrode on an 18-yard pitch and catch with five minutes 34 seconds left in the first quarter.
But Smith’s 55-yard score off an option keeper with 10:09 left in the fourth quarter capped a stretch of 41 unanswered points for the Huskies (6-0).
Crews-Naylor started the game six for eight passing with 93 yards and a touchdown, but never recovered from a second quarter interception recorded by Tuscarora’s Nick Giuliano.
Tuscarora travels to Broad Run on Oct. 11, while Loudoun County hosts Dominion on the same night.
FRIDAY’S SCORES (more to come here)
Coolidge 38, Anacostia 0
H.D. Woodson 33, Ballou 0
Arundel 42, Northeast 6
Bethesda-Chevy Chase 14, Blair 6
Damascus 13, Clarksburg 12
Gaithersburg 20, Wootton 14
Huntingtown 31, Chopticon 6
Lackey 31, Northern 6
Magruder 4, Walter Johnson 2
North Point 27, Leonardtown 16
North Point 27, Leonardtown 22
Northwest 50, Blake 0
Old Mill 33, Annapolis 7
Paint Branch 54, Einstein 7
Parkdale 16, High Point 14
Patuxent 28, McDonough 14
Potomac (Md.) 46, Largo 8
Quince Orchard 52, Churchill 0
Sherwood 14, Seneca Valley 7
Southern 28, South River 26
Springbrook 26, Watkins Mill 6
Whitman 35, Richard Montgomery 13
Briar Woods 56, Freedom-South Riding 6
Centreville 42, Chantilly 0
Dominion 21, Champe 0
Fairfax 42, Jefferson 7
Hayfield 50, Wakefield 13
Lake Braddock 58, West Potomac 0
Langley 56, Marshall 13
Loudoun Valley 22, Park View 0
Stuart 42, Yorktown 7
Tuscarora (Va.) 48, Loudoun County 14
Woodgrove 35, Heritage 7