As the number of undefeated football teams in the area dwindles, the pressure surrounding those programs grows.
For Friendship Collegiate, Saturday posed a unique challenge — a quality opponent in a former NFL stadium. But the Knights seemed unfazed, beating Woodson, 30-14, at RFK Stadium to move to 3-0. They now have to beat DeMatha to remain unblemished.
Theodore Roosevelt has stormed to a 3-0 start after downing Ron Brown High School, 42-0, in its home opener Thursday. The Rough Riders have displayed a potent offense this season, including in a season-opening 43-20 win over a Falls Church team that shut them out last season. Third-year Coach Chris Harden said this year’s Roosevelt squad has a more mature and complete game as it faces its first season in the Stars Division.
On the third play of the second half, Gonzaga defensive end Joseph Wete had a wide open lane to Georgetown Prep quarterback Peter Davin. Davin pump-faked in an attempt to escape the pressure, but Wete didn’t bite, sacking Davin for a 15-yard loss. On the next play, Georgetown Prep surrendered a safety on a botched punt snap that went out of the end zone.
The Dunbar football players broke out a sideline dance and their fans responded with cheers as the final 20 seconds ticked off the clock of the Crimson Tide’s 56-14 win over Maret on Saturday afternoon.
Two of the D.C. area’s most dominant football teams found themselves in trouble this week.
For No. 1 St. John’s, Miami’s Central High proved to be the Cadets’ most challenging opponent so far. It took five overtimes and a miraculous, one-handed catch for St. John’s to remain undefeated.
Wise was not as fortunate against Calvert Hall. Despite leading 14-13 late in the third quarter, the Pumas lost their lead, and their 43-game winning streak, in a 19-14 loss.
Elsewhere in the rankings, Woodbridge and Stone Bridge posted eye-popping numbers, Friendship Collegiate fended off a DCIAA foe, and Centreville got a big win on the road.