Two weeks ago, five of the nine greater Alexandria high school football teams won their games, but in this most recent weekend, only four of nine won their respective contests.
MT. VERNON 21
Edison, coached by veteran Vaughn Lewis, improved to 4-0 on the season with a very solid 47-21 win versus South Alexandria/National District rival Mount Vernon. The Majors, coached by Tom Glynn, dropped to 2-2 on the season.
Mount Vernon actually led 7-3 midway through the first quarter, before the Red, White and Blue erupted for 44 consecutive points spanning the first, second, third and early fourth quarters.
The Majors scored the final 14 points of the contest but it was too little too late.
W. POTOMAC 28
R.E. LEE 21
West Potomac, coached by veteran Eric Henderson, also improved to 4-0 on the season with an overtime 28-21 win versus Patriot District rival R.E. Lee.
The teams alternated scores throughout the majority of the evening. With the game deadlocked 21-21 after 48 regulation minutes, neither team scored in the first OT. In the second OT, West Potomac senior quarterback Cole Walter was able to pass for the decisive touchdown of the evening.
West Potomac, with eight wins in 07, is already positioning themselves for a possible playoff slot this year.
St. Johns 0
St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, coached by veteran Dave Holm, improved to 3-0 on the season with a commanding 38-0 win versus St. John’s (Frederick, Md.). It was a non-IAC affair for the Red, White and Green Saints.
POTOMAC SCHOOL 0
The Episcopal Maroon, coached by veteran Mark Gowin, improved to 2-0 with a dominating 35-0 win versus Potomac School (McLean). It was also a non-IAC affair for the Maroon and Black in which Episcopal scored early and often in dismantling the outmanned Panthers.
TEAMS COMING UP SHORT
T.C. Williams and Bishop Ireton came up short by the respective scores of 27-0 and 43-20.
The Titans, coached by Dennis Randolph, lost to Annandale and dropped to 0-4 on the season. The Cardinals, coached by Tony Verducci, lost to Paul VI and dropped to 1-3 on the season.
Alexandria-area Schools Jefferson and Hayfield (and also aforementioned Mount Vernon) dropped contests this past weekend by the respective scores of 57-20 and 49-13.
The Colonials, coached by Tim Puvogel, lost to W.T. Woodson and dropped to 1-3 on the season. The Hawks, coached by Billy Pugh, lost to West Springfield and also dropped to 1-3 on the season.
Edison will host Wakefield; Mount Vernon will visit Washington-Lee; West Potomac will host Hayfield; T.C. Williams will visit Lake Braddock and Jefferson will visit Madison.
St. Stephens/St. Agnes will host Randolph Macon Academy (Front Royal); Episcopal will visit Collegiate (Richmond) and Ireton will visit Flint Hill (Oakton).