DC Touchdown Club Players of the Week

Another week, another school record for one of the Washington area’s most prolific running backs.

Just one week after setting a Patriot High mark with six touchdowns in one game, junior Jackson McCarter etched his name into the record book with another spectacular performance. He rushed 31 times for 381 yards and five more touchdowns as the Pioneers beat neighborhood rival and previously undefeated Gainesville, 56-26.

For his efforts, McCarter was named the Military Bowl DC Touchdown Club High School Football Player of the Week.

“He really can do it all,” Patriot Coach Sean Finnerty said. “We run a gap scheme, so you see a hole, put a foot in the ground and get vertical, but he has top-end speed so he can really get around the end too. People would describe him as a make-you-miss guy, but Friday he showed he can run you over as well.”

McCarter, who also runs indoor and outdoor track, qualified for the Virginia 6A state championships last year in the 100-meter dash.

That speed and hard work in the weight room has shown up on the football field. He rushed for 974 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore, but has taken things up a notch this season, tallying 112 carries for 1,126 yards and 18 touchdowns in six games.

Against Gainesville, Finnerty said that McCarter benefited from strong blocking by the offensive line and that he got more carries that usual because the game was not too lopsided.

“It’s a rivalry game and we wanted to make sure nothing crazy happened,” Finnerty said. “Our kids up front blocked extremely well. Some plays he didn’t even get touched. He hit the hole and was gone. It was the perfect storm.”

This week’s DC Touchdown Club Player of the Week High School Football Player of the Week Honor Roll:

ANNE ARUNDELArundel QB Ahmir Lowery completed 22 of 34 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns, rushed 11 times for 60 yards and directed the game-winning drive in the closing minutes as Arundel beat Meade, 35-28.

DCBallou WR Lorenzo Martin caught eight passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns as the Knights beat Theodore Roosevelt, 42-6.

FREDERICKLinganore RB Ethan Arneson rushed 40 times for 233 yards and four touchdowns as the Lancers beat Frederick, 49-35.

HOWARDMount Hebron RB Coleman Hallums rushed 11 times for 266 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 15 yards as the Vikings beat River Hill, 35-0.

LOUDOUNBroad Run RB/S Devin Ellison rushed 14 times for 46 yards and on defense made 10 tackles with two tackles for loss and intercepted four passes as the Spartans beat Heritage, 20-0.

MONTGOMERYRichard Montgomery QB Anthony Dixon Jr. completed 23 of 27 passes for 303 yards and five touchdowns as the Rockets rallied to beat Rockville, 39-35.

NORTHERN REGIONMadison WR Cord Yates caught eight passes for 141 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown on which he broke several tackles for the winning score with 39 seconds left as the Warhawks beat Westfield, 24-21.

PRINCE GEORGE’SLargo RB Tymond Foxx rushed 12 times for 236 yards and three touchdowns, including a 96-yarder, as the Lions beat Crossland, 40-0.

PRIVATESt. John’s Catholic Prep RB Zion Ntemi rushed 23 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 27 yards and another score as the Vikings beat Fairmont Heights, 28-25.

SOUTHERN MARYLANDLackey LB Brandon Brevard made 11 tackles with two tackles for loss and one sack as the Chargers beat Westlake, 32-28.

WCACGood Counsel S Faheem Delane made 10 tackles with two tackles for loss and two on special teams, blocked a field goal and blocked a punt as the Falcons beat St. John’s, 28-7.

This week’s DC Touchdown Club Washington Metro College Football Player of the Week High School Honor Roll:

  • Florida Atlantic LB Jackson Ambush (Linganore) made eight tackles with one sack as the Owls beat Tulsa, 20-17.
  • Salisbury DB Charles Barley (St. Mary’s Ryken) made four tackles, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble as the Sea Gulls beat William Paterson, 36-19.
  • Hampden-Sydney WR Mason Cunningham (Yorktown) caught eight passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers beat Ferrum, 48-10.
  • Oklahoma WR Jalil Farooq (Wise) caught five passes for 130 yards as the Sooners rallied to beat Texas, 34-30.
  • Virginia QB Tony Muskett (West Springfield) completed 17 of 26 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score as the Cavaliers got their first win of the season, 27-13 over William & Mary.
  • Albany QB Reese Poffenbarger (Middletown) completed 18 of 25 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score as the Great Danes beat Towson, 24-17.
  • Gallaudet QB Brandon Washington rushed 13 times for 124 yards and three touchdowns as the Bison beat Hilbert, 34-20, for the first win this season.
  • USC QB Caleb Williams (Gonzaga) completed 14 of 25 passes for 219 yards, rushed for three touchdowns and ran in the game-winning two-point conversion in the third overtime as the Trojans edged Arizona, 43-31.

About the Military Bowl FoundationThe Military Bowl Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates premier events in the National Capital Region to benefit our nation’s service members. Originally formed to create the region’s first-ever college football postseason bowl game, the Foundation now not only runs the Military Bowl but additionally operates the DC Touchdown Club and Patriot Point, a retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Foundation hosts engaging events throughout the year to raise money and awareness for military service members, directly impacting those who give so much of themselves for the country.

About the DC Touchdown ClubThe DC Touchdown Club honors the best in Washington Metro football, with year-round events highlighted by an annual awards dinner. Operated by the Military Bowl Foundation, the Club promotes the game of football, hosts entertaining social events and generates a significant philanthropic impact for Patriot Point. To learn more about the Touchdown Club, visit dctouchdownclub.com or follow Touchdown Club on Twitter and Instagram @DCTouchdownClub and like Touchdown Club on Facebook.

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