Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 12, 2018
- SEAHAWKS: 39
WASHINGTON-LEE HS (SENIOR NIGHT): 0
Seahawks Blank Washington – Lee 39-0
Seniors lead the way to raise South Lakes’ record to 5-2
Reston – Senior Night can be bittersweet. On the one hand, it is an opportunity to celebrate the players for their years of dedication to the program. On the other hand it starts the clock for many on what is the end of their football playing career. Not to slight other sports, but you can routinely find a pick-up game or adult league for many other sports just as easy as booking a tee time or finding a trail to run. But for many of the seniors who have spent almost half their life playing the game of football, Senior Night is a chance to be recognized for playing the game they love.
If you can’t tell already, it can be difficult for the parents as well.
With balloons, banners, and fatheads sprinkled around the stadium honoring the Class of 2019, the Seahawks blanked the Washington-Lee Generals in convincing fashion 39-0. Quarterback Will Shapiro went 20 of 23 and used 6 different receivers to tally 263 yards and a touchdown. Marcus Miles threw for an additional 2 touchdowns. Their ability to hit receivers with ease was a credit to the offensive line which negated the Washington-Lee pass rush all night long. In fact, so many players on offense registered yards, it was not possible to add all their individual stats on The Washington Post’s AllMet website. The Seahawks also attempted their first field goal of the season, a 28-yard kick by Alex Robles to open the scoring in the first quarter. Running back Nicholas Napolitano scored 2 touchdowns on the ground including a 55-yard sprint highlighted by a devastating block delivered by Joseph Dagbe to spring the running back down the sideline.
The Seahawks limited their turnovers and penalties compared to the past two games. The lone turnover was a 50-yard “Hail Mary” as time expired in the second quarter in an attempt to add points prior to heading into the locker room.
The Seahawks defense limited the Generals to 162 of total offense and made several key fourth down stops. As a unit, the defense had better success this week containing the running attack from the General’s QB/RB combo. The Generals threatened to score in the 4th quarter, but sophomore Nick Haitz intercepted the Washington-Lee quarterback on the Seahawks’ 2 yard line to preserve the shutout. Napolitano took the ensuing handoff from within his end zone and ran 15 yards to alleviate any pressure the Generals could apply. Senior defensive player Cody Wright registered 2 sacks and the rest of the defensive line frequently joined him in the Washington-Lee backfield.
Game highlights can be found here: http://www.maxpreps.com/video/watch.aspx?videoid=ec51dd93-1605-46a0-9190-ad7129ce5698
This Friday the Seahawks (5-2) (2-0) will travel to McLean to take on the Highlanders (0-7) (0-2). Game time is 7pm.