Upper Marlboro, Md.-based Frederick Douglass High School dismantled Fairmont Heights High School located in Capitol Heights, Md. 38-0 on Nov. 11. Douglass rolled over Northwestern 38-0 just a week ago in their regular-season finale, and the Eagles kept the same intensity to string together two consecutive shutout victories.

Frederick Douglass senior quarterback Ja’Juan Payton-Glover runs for a gain against the Fairmont Heights defense during a high school playoff football match on Nov. 11. (Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr.)

Led by senior quarterback Ja’Juan Payton-Glover, the Eagles scored early and often. Glover accounted for 85 yards and three scores while Kevin Broome led his team in rushing with 11 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown.

Douglass will look forward to facing Henry E. Lackey High School in Indian Head, Md. in the next round of the 1A division Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) playoffs. Lackey recently defeated Clinton, Md.-based Surrattsville High School 57-6 on Nov. 10.

Wise High School, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., shutout Forestville, Md.-based Suitland High School 33-0 on Nov. 10. Wise senior running back John Oliver rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.

Wise junior quarterback Quinton Williams went 11-of-18 for 151 yards, and he threw a touchdown as well. Tyrin Brooks led the Pumas in tackles (8), junior Nigel Johnson had two sacks, and senior Demetri Morsell pulled down two interceptions.

Wise will do battle against Greenbelt, Md.-based Eleanor Roosevelt High School on Nov. 17.

Eleanor Roosevelt took down Charles H. Flowers High School located in Springdale, Md. 34-7 on Nov. 10. Raiders senior running back Elisha McDonald averaged more than six yards per carry while rushing for 196 yards and two touchdowns.

Eleanor Roosevelt senior quarterback Jaden Faulkner went 4-of-7 for 51 yards and a touchdown, but also tossed two interceptions. However, he did most of his damage on the ground after he rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries.

Gwynn Park High School, located in Brandywine, Md., defeated Edmondson-Westside 8-2. Gwynn Park quarterback Kamari Brown hit Devin Curry for a 15-yard touchdown pass for the only touchdown of the contest and the two-point conversion was successful. Gwynn Park will take on Westlake High School located in Waldorf, Md. on Nov. 24.

Hyattsville, Md.-based DeMatha Catholic High School fell to St. John’s College High School located in Washington, D.C. 17-14 on Nov. 11. DeMatha fell short of advancing any further in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference during the postseason.

However, Stags sophomore running back Marshawn Lloyd performed admirably in the playoffs. Lloyd rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.

DeMatha fell 6-5 while St. John’s will advance to take on Gonzaga College High School, based in Washington, D.C. The date of the game has not been determined.