In high school football last week, Bishop Ireton and Episcopal both won at home while St. Stephens & St. Agnes hit the road and dropped a league game at St. Albans.
Ireton improved to 8-2 overall on the season with a convincing 48-0 win over visiting Sidwell Friends (D.C.), on Nov. 3.
The Cardinals scored early and often en route to their biggest offensive outburst of the entire season. The Cardinal and Gold was led by senior tight end/linebacker Tyler Dupre who scored two touchdowns on receptions from senior QB Ed Pastorino.
Junior running back/DB John Attiliis, also recorded the Cardinals lone kickoff return score of the entire season an 85-yard scamper to the end zone.
With the win, Ireton will enter the Virginia Independent State Playoffs as the No. 2 seed and is scheduled to host the No. 3 seeded Flint Hill Huskies (Oakton) on Nov. 10, in a state semi-final contest.
EHS tops Bullis
Episcopal improved to 2-6 overall on the season with a decisive 33-8 win over visiting Bullis on Nov. 2. The Maroon posted its most convincing win of the season.
The Maroon was led by junior running back Evan King, who had three touchdowns on the ground. In addition, senior running back/tight end Jay Christopher and junior QB Alex Helm added a scoring run apiece.
The Maroon will conclude its 07 nine-game schedule with a home game versus arch-rival Woodberry Forest (Orange, Va.) on Nov. 10 at EHS.
Tough loss for the Saints
St. Stephens & St. Agnes dropped to 6-3 overall on the season with a 14-7 loss on the road to IAC rival St. Albans.
The Saints were led by senior running back/linebacker Briggs Davis, who snagged the lone SSSA TD pass of the day from sophomore QB Ryan Seher.
Episcopal has qualified as the No. 4 seeded team in the upcoming VIS playoffs.
Dave Holms squad will travel 170 miles to Lynchburg and is scheduled to square off with top-seeded Liberty Christian on Nov. 10. It will be the first post-season appearance for the Saints in a number of seasons.
Lady Saints claim another title
The St. Stephens & St. Agnes powerhouse field hockey team improved to 20-0-1 overall on the season with an ISL Division One Championship 1-0 win versus National Cathedral. The title contest was played Nov. 4 at Episcopal.
Scoring for the Lady Saints was junior forward Jessie Coffield.
It has been another strong year for the Red, White and Green, who are led by head coach Marsha Way and assistant head coach Samantha Eustace. The Saints have now won the past six ISL (Independent School League) titles.
The top-seeded Lady Saints were scheduled to have played visiting eighth-seeded Trinity Episcopal (Nov. 6) in a VIS quarter-final contest too late for this edition.