Football Roundup: Eagles, Frogs and Tigers roll on the gridiron

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The Wilson football team boasts a potent rushing attack. (Brian Kapur/The Current/August 2017)
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Streaking Tigers take third straight game

The Tigers won their third straight game on Friday, throttling Dunbar 21-0 and pushing their record to 3-2.

Wilson’s running back tandem of junior Amir Gerald and senior Anton Reed combined for 206 rushing yards and a touchdown each on 33 carries to control the pace of the game and wear out Dunbar’s defense.

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Meanwhile, the Tigers’ passing game added to the blowout when junior quarterback Zayaan Cobb completed three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown strike to senior receiver Emon Fleming.

The win gives Wilson momentum as it prepares to go against H.D. Woodson — the team that defeated the Tigers for the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association championship the last two years — on Friday at 6 p.m. in Tenleytown.

Gonzaga races past McNamara

Gonzaga’s potent rushing attack bludgeoned the Bishop McNamara defense on I Street en route to a 38-0 romp on Friday night. The Eagles are now 1-0 in Washington Catholic Athletic Conference play and 5-1 overall.

Gonzaga started to pound the ball early when junior tailback Loic Sangwa raced 42 yards for a touchdown for a quick 7-0 lead.

Gonzaga has featured a potent running attack this season, including in this game against Viera. (Brian Kapur/The Current/September 2017)

The Eagles’ passing game kept the Mustangs off balance, and freshman quarterback Caleb Williams threw a jump-ball to junior wideout John Marshall — who hauled in a one-handed touchdown reception to push the advantage to 14-0 late in the period.

After a field goal by junior Marco Kempo boosted the Eagles’ lead to 17, Gonzaga’s rushing attack once again found the end zone when junior wideout Dean Engram took a jet-sweep around the edge and in for a 12-yard rushing touchdown and a 24-0 advantage.

Williams added to the rout late in the first half when he connected with senior wideout Maguire DiLenge on a 22-yard scoring strike to push the Eagles to a commanding 31-0 lead.

The Eagles finished off their homecoming opponent in the second half when Brown flung a 52-yard bomb to Engram to provide the final margin.

Gonzaga will battle DeMatha — the four-time defending WCAC champions — at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Maryland at 7 p.m. Friday.

Frogs roll in Frederick

Maret improved its record to 3-1 with a 24-12 victory over Maryland School for the Deaf on Thursday in Frederick, Md.

The Frogs started things early when senior Jamal Glenn turned a dire fourth-down situation into a 61-yard touchdown run. Glenn would add two more scoring runs from 60 or more yards away to propel Maret to an 18-12 lead in the second period.

Maret would put the game out of reach when sophomore quarterback Satchel Parker flung a 21-yard touchdown pass.

Overall, Maret racked up 311 yards of offense, including 247 on the ground.

Maret will wrap up its nonconference schedule this Friday when it travels to play Severn School at 7 p.m.