Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 13, 2018
- SEAHAWKS: 35
DOMINION AT PARK VIEW HS: 7
SMASH OF THE TITANS
SOUTH LAKES (VA) HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL·SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
Sterling – South Lakes took their recent home success on the road for the first time this season and once again put on a strong performance defeating the Dominion Titans 35-7 on Thursday night. After shutting out their past two opponents, the Seahawks allowed a punt return for a touchdown late in the third quarter to spoil their hopes of third consecutive clean sheet.
For the second week in a row the Seahawks had a slow start marred by penalties and stalled series. “Dominion initially ran some different fronts but once the kids reset their brains we had success.” Coach Healy said. “It would be nice to start fast but I like how we responded.” It wasn’t until an explosive 60 yard run by Nicholas Napolitano early in the 2nd quarter that the Seahawks began to resemble the team that scored 60 points against Oakton the week before. Napolitano went on to gain 155 yards rushing and added another 40 receiving while scoring 2 touchdowns. Joseph Dagbe totaled 183 all-purpose yards and running back James Earl went on the rush for over 100 yards. Marcus Miles was 13 for 17 for 143 yards and found several new targets in Wilson Seneca and Andrew Benedetto to keep the Titan defense on their heels throughout the night.
The Seahawks went on to produce 574 yards of total offense on the night despite committing 10 penalties for 94 yards. “It (penalties) is a concern.” Coach Healy said. “It will get better as the kids get used to game speed.”
The 2018 Seahawk defense has allowed fewer points at this stage of the season than the 2017 squad that was consistently ranked one of the top teams in the DC Metro region. On this night the Seahawks held to Titans to less than 100 yards of total offense with a large chuck (45 yards) coming off a single pass play late in the game when the final outcome had already been decided.
Next up for the Seahawks will be their toughest challenge to date, a trip to Concorde District powerhouse Centreville. “I like where we are at this stage.” Coach Healy stated. “Centreville is historically one of the bigger teams we play. I look forward to see how we respond.”