The Charles H. Flowers High School Jaguars of Springdale, Md. dismantled the Forestville, Md.-based Suitland High School Rams, 32-14, in a battle of the undefeated 4A football powerhouses on Oct. 21.
Flowers reigned supreme, as the Jaguars handed the Rams their first loss of the season.
Charles H. Flowers HS quarterback Julius Duvall in action against Suitland High School on Oct. 21. (AFRO Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.)
“It feels good,” Flowers Head Coach Dameon Powell said. “They really came to play, they were hungry and wanted to win and had great practices and were ready to win.”
Flowers junior quarterback Julius Duvall completed nine of 12 passing attempts for 127 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception.
Jaguars junior running back Breaun Roderique led his team in rushing, totaling 131 yards on 17 carries. Junior wide receiver Daniel Buchanan had three receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown, and even tossed a touchdown pass for good measure.
Flowers will look forward to facing Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass High School on Oct. 28. Suitland will look to rebound against Bladensburg High School (Bladensburg, Md.) the same day.
In other action:
The Oxon Hill High School Clippers defeated Lanham, Md.-based DuVal High School 28-14 on Oct. 21. Oxon Hill wide receiver and Penn State University commit Daniel George showed off his versatility and athletic ability after he rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on only 10 carries, including a run of 99 yards. George also led the Clippers in receiving with four receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown. The Clippers have a tough test on Oct. 28 when they travel to face the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders of Greenbelt, Md. DuVal will look to get back on track and claim their fifth win of the year against Bowie High School.
The Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr., High School Pumas, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., remained undefeated at 8-0 after the Pumas narrowly slipped by Eleanor Roosevelt, 21-14, on Oct. 13. Florida State University commit Anthony Lytton Jr. led the Pumas in receiving with three catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. Wise senior running back David Medley led his team in rushing, racking up 69 yards and two touchdowns on only six carries. Wise relied on senior linebacker Tyrin Brooks on defense, who tallied 17 tackles and three sacks. Wise will travel to Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Md. on Oct. 28.
The DeMatha Catholic High School Stags of Hyattsville, Md. are reeling after suffering a third consecutive loss, the latest to Washington, D.C.-based St. Johns College High School, 38-22, on Oct. 21. Junior quarterback Eric Najarian struggled, completing just eight of 20 pass attempts for 98 yards and one interception. The loss wasn’t entirely his fault, though: St. Johns held the Stags’ entire backfield to just 62 yards rushing and limited junior sensation Myles Miree to one yard on four carries. The Stags will have an opportunity to claim their fifth win of the year against Forestville, Md.-based Bishop McNamara High School (0-8) on Oct. 28.