St. Albans falls on pass in game’s final seconds
Late in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against Potomac School, St. Albans had one prayer answered when senior quarterback Malcolm Spencer threw up a desperation pass. The ball was tipped twice in the end zone and eventually caught by senior James Howe to take a 21-17 lead.
But the Panthers drove for a touchdown with less than a minute remaining to retake a 24-21 advantage. The Bulldogs offense quickly moved near mid-field, and Spencer threw another desperation pass into the end zone. This time the ball fell to the turf to seal their defeat.
Overall, St. Albans’ record falls to 1-2 on the season. The Bulldogs will look to rebound when they host Flint Hill Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Wilson thrashes Bell
The Wilson Tigers evened their record at 2-2 by throttling Bell 55-32 on Thursday.
The Tigers mauled the Knights with a powerful rushing attack that racked up 333 yards. The charge was led by junior running back Amir Gerald, who picked up 147 yards and a touchdown. In addition, senior running back Anton Reed collected 74 yards and three scores in the romp.
The Tigers travel to play Dunbar on Friday at 6 p.m.
Sidwell falls to 0-3
The Quakers suffered their third setback of the year on Saturday when the team fell to Fredericksburg Christian 36-27.Sidwell’s offense was once again led by dual-threat quarterback Mark Chichester, who completed nine passes for 151 yards and rushed 25 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
Chichester’s favorite targets were Jassim West, who made six catches for 82 yards, and Jamie Landy, who snagged two balls for 55 yards.
The Quakers’ wideouts also shone as running backs even in defeat. Landy added 103 yards on 19 touches, and West took six totes for 87 yards and a score.
Sidwell will look to snap its losing streak when it opens Mid-Atlantic Conference play at St. James at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Cadets squander lead
St. John’s saw a 17-7 lead turn into defeat against highly touted St. John Bosco from Bellflower, Calif., on Saturday. The Cadets ultimately fell 21-17.
St. John’s featured a balanced attack as senior quarterback Kevin Doyle, who announced a verbal commitment to Michigan via Twitter on Monday, threw 23 times for 193 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, junior running back Keilan Robinson took 20 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown.
St. John’s is now 2-2 and will enjoy a bye week. The Cadets will open their Washington Catholic Athletic Conference slate Oct. 6 when they travel to battle Good Counsel.