sep. 5, 2014- INSIDENOVA.COM

Wakefield, Yorktown win big; W-L loses by a touchdown to McLean

A Staff Report

The Wakefield Warriors and Yorktown Patriots won their opening high school football games of the 2014 season by blowouts Sept. 5, while the Washington-Lee Generals lost to the visiting McLean Highlanders, 35-29.

Yorktown routed the visiting Langley Saxons, 45-13, and Wakefield downed the host Marshall Statesmen, 40-6.

For Yorktown, Tayvon Brown had eight carries for 115 yards rushing and a touchdown and Joe McBride completed 12 of 16 passes for 152 yards and three TDs.

His scoring passes went for 33 yards to Tanner Patton, 26 to Travis Clark-Winston and seven to Parker Dean, who had four catches for 36 yards. Patton had two catches for 42 and Clark-Winston and Charlie Tiene each had two catches.

Yorktown’s other TDs were scored on a two-yard run by Jack Storrs and a one-yard run by Cameron Logan. Brown ran one yard for a TD and Mehran Roshanael booted a 28 yard field goal and made six extra points. Storrs rushed for 24 yards on six carries.

The Patriots led, 45-0 and 31-0 at halftime.

"I felt it was a 50-50 game going in, but we beat them soundly and dominated on the lines," Yorktown coach Bruce Hanson said. "I wasn't sure we could run on them like we did."

Hanson singled out defensive players Quinn Cox, Jack Storrs, Sean Coleman, Matt Paredes (interception) and Austin Kasmer, who blocked a punt.



Football: Top rushers, passers for Sept. 6

Top rushers (by yards)

243 - Kyle Green, Quince Orchard, on 20 carries for 2 TDs in 22-19 win over Clarksburg.

211 - Reggie Corbin, Gonzaga, on 14 carries for 1 TD in 31-14 win over Centreville.

176 - Dominyck Sims, Wheaton, on 30 carries in 35-0 loss to Seneca Valley.

162 - Alex Fehlinger, Richard Montgomery, on 31 carries for 2 TDs in 46-33 loss against Rockville.

128 - Noah Reimers, Tuscarora, on 23 carries for 3 TDs in 41-7 win over Woodgrove. 

125 - Charlie Clewis, Woodgrove, on 29 carries in 41-7 loss to Tuscarora.

115 - Tayvon Brown, Yorktown, on 8 carries for 2 TDs in 45-13 win over Langley.

104 - Evan Gray, Westfield, on 6 carries for 1 TD in 56-7 win over South Lakes. 


New casts lead H.D. Woodson, Yorktown football into intriguing matchup

For a good chunk of the last three years, both Yorktown and No. 19 H.D. Woodson have had their identity and success greatly defined by one player.

Two-time All-Met running back and safety M.J. Stewart ran for more than 5,000 yards and 76 touchdowns to carry Yorktown to three conference titles and several deep playoff runs. Likewise, the Warriors watched two-time All-Met D’Andre Payne excel in just about every phase of the game, resulting in a sweep of the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association and D.C. State Athletic Association Class AA championships last year.

Their departure for college competition at North Carolina and Tennessee, respectively, brings both uncertainty to the current season and intrigue to Friday’s contest when Yorktown and H.D. Woodson meet in Arlington.

“Being in the post-M.J. era, so to speak, is different because M.J. was huge for us. But we have to challenge ourselves and make sure that doesn’t define us,” Yorktown first-year starting quarterback Joe McBride said. “If we let that be our focus, it’s going to be a long season.”

What the Patriots lack in star power they made up for with power in numbers during a 45-13 win against Langley that left Coach Bruce Hanson “pleasantly surprised.” Four different players scored during a 28-point second quarter to spark the Patriots, including McBride (12-for-16 for 152 yards) and running back Tayvon Brown (eight carries for 115 yards).

This Friday, however, the Patriots may need to shore up their offense a bit earlier in the game against a Woodson team fueled by speed and big plays. After a tough loss to West Virginia power Martinsburg that featured more than 200 yards in penalties and resulted in a suspension for Coach Steve Scott, the Warriors rode their wealth of athleticism to a shutout win last week against Theodore Roosevelt.

Offensively, senior quarterback Rashad Cooper will demand lots of attention due to his dual-threat ability, leading the Patriots to focus on containment and proper tackling during practice this week. On defense, Scott said his unit must work to dictate the tempo against Yorktown’s deliberate offense by getting behind the line to rush McBride.

“It’s good to measure ourselves against different teams to challenge ourselves,” Cooper said. “A lot of people say we won’t be as good because we lost [Payne] and [running back Jai Carson]. Those are big shoes to fill, but we can’t live off last year. We’ve got to make our own mark.”





 Patriots Rally From 12-Point Deficit to Win


Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:26 am

Roebuck opened the scoring on the Patriots’ first drive of the game with a one-yard touchdown run to give Yorktown a 6-0 lead. Chantilly responded on the ensuing kickoff with a return for a score to take a 7-6 lead. 

Yorktown scored again to take a 13-7 lead on Short’s four-yard touchdown run, but Chantilly scored later to take a 14-13 lead. A 39-yard field goal by Charlie Wall made in 16-14 Yorktown, but Chantilly (5-3) scored late in the second quarter to go into halftime with a 21-16 lead.

Chantilly expanded its lead in early in the third quarter when junior quarterback David Sydnor found a streaking Raeshawn Smith for a 43-yard touchdown. Trailing by 12 points, Yorktown quickly responded with a big-play touchdown of its own when junior running back Tayvon Brown (47 yards rushing) bounced off the left side and sprinted 31 yards for a score.

The Chargers suffered a blow on the ensuing kickoff when Harris suffered a head injury when tackled and left the game. Without its leading playmaker, Chantilly struggled to move the ball and execute its option running game. The Patriots capitalized, forcing three turnovers in the game’s final 18 minutes.

Yorktown scored the game’s final points with two minutes left in the third quarter, when Short (90 yards rushing on 19 carries) capped a short drive with a two-yard touchdown run to give the home team a 30-28 lead after Wall booted his third extra point. The Patriots used both their running game and some calculated risk-taking to milk the clock and hold onto its win.

A few minutes into the fourth quarter, Yorktown decided to attempt a fake punt. The play started disastrously, when junior linebacker Jack Storrs barely managed to field a high snap and bobbled the ball as he ran forward. As he was met by a flurry of Chantilly tacklers behind the line of scrimmage, Storrs lowered his shoulders and somehow bounced off several Chantilly defenders, re-appearing past the first-down marker and running another 10 yards down the sideline.

Yorktown sealed the victory with two late defensive turnovers – one fumble recovery and an interception. 



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