Published on: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By Daniel Kucin
The first round of football playoffs was both exciting and intense. Every team representing their division laid everything out on the field, but unfortunately only one team could prevail in each match-up.
Wise keeps undefeated streak alive, knocks Eleanor Roosevelt out of playoffs
Wise defeated Eleanor Roosevelt 28-7, and the Pumas are still considered one of the most dangerous teams in the 4A division. Running back Franklin Porter rushed for 100 yards and one touchdown, and junior Anwan Benjamin ran for 63 yards and two touchdowns. Roosevelt put together a respectable season, but Wise was just too much for the Raiders to handle on this occasion. The Pumas will face Suitland on Saturday.
Suitland defeats DuVal
Suitland knocked off DuVal 21-14 in a match-up between two of the best power backs in the county. Suitland’s Anthony Squire rushed for 205 yards, and Wesley Wolfolk had a 58-yard scamper for a score to keep the game out of reach for the Tigers. Despite losing, DuVal had a valiant effort and senior running back Shamik Perry can leave the field with his head held high, rushing for more than 160 yards in his final game of his high school career.
Douglass slides past Patuxent
Douglass wins in a 29-27 nail-biter over Patuxent. Tennessee commit Paul Harris had eight receptions for 172 yards, and he actually won the game for the Eagles booting a 26-yard field goal. Everything seemed to go right for Douglass in this one, and they persevered. The Eagles advance to the next round against Gwynn Park on Friday.
Gwynn Park tackles McDonough
Gwynn Park will advance to the next round after handing McDonough an 18-7 loss. Running back Joseph Hayman rushed for 108 yards, and the team collectively made all of the right moves to add another “W” to the win column. It wasn’t pretty, but the Yellow Jackets managed to squeak by with a tight win, doing so with only 94 yards passing through the air. The Yellow Jackets will face a daunting task against the Douglass Eagles’ explosive offense Friday.