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Friday night football: The early report, including Patuxent’s win against Huntingtown

The sidelines were a mess at Patuxent, which beat rival Huntingtown. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

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.

PATUXENT DEFEATS HUNTINGTOWN:The win was the Panthers’ first since 2007 against the Hurricanes. Rafiq Douglas scored three touchdowns to lead Patuxent to a 20-10 victory. Huntingtown’s lone touchdown came on a four-yard run from Isaiah Carter.

ST. JOHN’S TOPS GOOD COUNSEL: The Cadets rolled past traditional WCAC power Good Counsel, 31-6. It was their first win over the Falcons since Sept. 21 2007, and ended a streak of seven straight losses to the Olney school.

GAITHERSBURG SQUEAKS OUT A WIN: The 19th-ranked Trojans (6-0) rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the second half to beat 1-5 Churchill, 6-3.

RESERVOIR BESTS HOWARD: Senior running back Avian White rushed for 169 yards on 30 carries on a rainy night in Fulton, leading the Gators to a 13-6 win over the Lions.

Players endured wet conditions as Howard played Reservoir. (Tom Schad for The Washington Post)

White broke a 35-yard run on a third down in the game’s closing minutes, then scored from 27 yards out on the next carry to put Reservoir (4-2) ahead, 13-6, with 1:37 remaining.

Neither team could get much going on offense. The Gators scored first on the opening kickoff, when Dominic Lopes forced and recovered a fumble en route to a 25-yard score.

Howard (4-2) responded late in the first quarter, when the Reservoir place kicker lost his footing and kicked the ball into the back of an offensive lineman. Shane Kieta picked the ball up and ran the length of the field to put the Lions on the board.

Before White’s touchdown run, Howard was on the six-yard line but couldn’t punch it in. Reservoir’s defense stopped Howard running back Terrell Charles on three straight plays to keep the lead at 7-6.

CENTREVILLE KEEPS ROLLING:The third-ranked Wildcats defeated No. 8 Westfield, 28-0. Centreville has shut out its last three opponents. We’ll have a complete story on the game later tonight. For now, relive the action on Brandon Parker’s Twitter feed.

LANGLEY OVERCOMES FAIRFAX:In and off-and-on heavy rain, the Saxons ditched their normally potent passing game for a two-headed running attack in a 28-7 win over visiting Fairfax.

Junior running back Tyler West propelled the Saxons (4-2, 2-1 Liberty District), carrying 27 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Nick Casso carried 22 times for 93 yards and two scores.

Patuxent fans cheer their defense. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

“We usually throw more, but we’re used to running the ball,” Casso said. “We pound the ball, we run the clock, and win you win the game, that’s all that matters, I don’t care [about not throwing it].”

NORTHWEST WINS IN DRAMATIC FASHION: Swirling winds and rain wreaked havoc on the kicking game all night, but as Northwest junior Diego Melendez lined up for a potential game-winning 32-yard field goal in overtime against undefeated Paint Branch, the gusts did an about-face.

“The wind was behind us,” Northwest Coach Mike Neubeiser said. “All [Melendez] had to do was pop it up in the air and the wind would carry it over.”

Melendez’s boot sailed cleanly through and sealed the Jaguars 31-28 overtime win.

Northwest (5-1) trailed 21-7 at the half, but rallied to tie the game with 10 seconds left in the third quarter when Trint Coulter picked off Panthers quarterback Gaston Cooper and returned the interception 25 yards for a touchdown.

“The interception was huge, because we were struggling on offense a bit,” Neubeiser said. “Without it, I don’t think we tie or win the game.”

FRIDAY’S SCORES (more to come here)


Theodore Roosevelt 14, Cardozo 0

Wilson 28, Ballou 6

Coolidge at H.D. Woodson

McKinley at Bell

Phelps at Eastern, ppd


Arundel 26, Annapolis 14

Blair 28, Wheaton 7

Broadneck 20, Chesapeake 14 (OT)

Clarksburg 28, Wootton 3

Fort Hill 47, Walter Johnson 3

Gaithersburg 6, Churchill 3

Glenelg 49, Oakland Mills 8

Meade 51, Southern 36

Mount Hebron 20, Long Reach 13

Northwest 31, Paint Branch 28 (OT)

Old Mill 36, Northeast 0

Patuxent 20, Huntingtown 10

Poolesville 20, Richard Montgomery 14

Reservoir 13, Howard 6

River Hill 33, Wilde Lake 0

Rockville 36, Watkins Mill 0

Seneca Valley 51, Northwood 0

Severna Park 38, Glen Burnie 22

Sherwood 62, Magruder 0

Springbrook 19, Blake 0

Thomas Stone 34, Northern 28

Einstein at Kennedy, ppd

North Point at Great Mills, ppd Monday, 6

Whitman at Damascus, ppd

Central at Fairmont Heights, ppd Monday, 4


Centreville 28, Westfield 0

Chantilly 21, Oakton 7

Dominion 17, Loudoun County 14

Eastern View 43, Brentsville 0

Falls Church 37, Wakefield 16

Forest Park 16, Potomac (Va.) 0

George Mason 6, Strasburg 0

Lake Braddock 50, W.T. Woodson 0

Langley 28, Fairfax 7

Loudoun Valley 21, Champe 6

Potomac Falls 14, Freedom-South Riding 13

Robinson 39, Madison 0

Stone Bridge 35, McLean 7

Woodbridge 25, Freedom-Woodbridge 16

Yorktown 19, Hayfield 14

Hylton at Gar-Field, ppd Monday, 12 am.

Manassas Park at Warren County, ppd

Stonewall Jackson at Battlefield, ppd Monday, 12 am.

Tuscarora (Va.) at Broad Run, ppd Monday, 12 am.

Washington-Lee at Mount Vernon, ppd Monday, 5

West Springfield at West Potomac, ppd Monday, 6

Woodgrove at Park View, ppd


Boys' Latin 24, St. Mary's-Annapolis 0

Bullis 50, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes 3

Collegiate 28, St. Mary's Ryken 7

John Paul the Great 37, Baltimore Lutheran 7

Potomac School 38, Maret 14

Roanoke Catholic 27, Quantico 6

St. John's 31, Good Counsel 6

Woodberry Forest 45, Landon 17



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