Upper Marlboro, Md.-based Frederick Douglass High School completely dismantled Largo High School, also located in Upper Marlboro, 38-3 on Sept. 23. Douglass sophomore Malik Petteway accounted for 170 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns including a 91-yard kickoff return to the house in the first half.
Douglass senior quarterback Ja’Juan Payton-Glover ran for 95 yards and scored two touchdowns despite throwing an interception leading him to a 100.0 quarterback rating. “That came from a long week of practice,” Payton-Glover said about the offense. “We all worked together and executed. “He’s (Malik) great. He can do everything. He can catch, run, return, all of that. He’s a good teammate.”
The Eagles are now 4-0 as they gear up to take on Fort Washington, Md.-based Friendly High School on Sept. 29. Largo (2-2) will look to regroup and seize its third win of the season against Bladensburg High School on Sept. 30.
Gwynn Park High School, located in Brandywine, Md., traveled to Bladensburg and won 47-0 on Sept. 23. The undefeated Yellow Jackets relied on a potent rushing attack headlined by senior running back Kibwe Galloway. The five-foot-seven tailback led his team in rushing after he ran for 95 yards on six carries and scored a touchdown as well.
Gwynn Park senior running back Ryan Clemons accounted for 80 yards rushing, and he found the end zone twice as the Yellow Jackets amassed 271 yards and five touchdowns on the ground as a team. Gwynn Park will go on to face Charles H. Flowers High School located in Springdale, Md. on Sept. 29. Bladensburg is still searching for its first win of the season.
DuVal High School located in Lanham, Md. took down Riverdale, Md.-based Parkdale High School 34-22 on Sept. 23. DuVal junior quarterback Akil Woods Jr. went 9-of-14 for 202 yards and he tossed three touchdowns as well to help lead his team to victory.
Tigers student-athlete Demaj Smith showed off his versatility after he had four carries for 27 yards and he hauled in five receptions for 75 yards. DuVal (3-1) will travel to take on High Point High School (3-1) in Beltsville on Sept. 30. That should prove to be the game to watch this week.
Dr. Henry A. Wise High School located in Upper Marlboro, Md. shutout Laurel High School (Laurel, Md.) 51-0 on Sept. 22. The Pumas put up 315 total yards against the Spartans and senior running back John Oliver had a field day. The five-foot-eight power back rushed over the century mark for 111 yards and scored three times on just 11 carries.
Wise junior quarterback Quinton Williams threw for 145 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Defensively, senior linebacker Tyrin Brooks led the Pumas in tackles (7) and senior defensive tackle Javier Robinson accounted for two sacks.
Wise remains undefeated, and they have outscored their opponents 169-13 so far this season posting three shutouts in the process. The Parkdale Panthers (2-2) will host the Pumas on Sept. 30.
Hyattsville, Md.-based DeMatha Catholic High School took down Friendship Collegiate Academy located in Washington, D.C. 42-18 on Sept. 22. DeMatha junior running back Myles Miree led all rushers with 15 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Stags senior quarterback Tyler Lenhart threw for 140 yards and a touchdown as DeMatha earned its fourth win of the season. The Stags will take on Gonzaga High School (Washington, D.C.) in a highly anticipated matchup on Oct. 6.