DC Touchdown Club Players of the Week

It is safe to say that Nathan Furgeson is quite active. In the fall, the Landon School senior starts at quarterback and safety for the Bears’ football team. The winter is for wrestling, where he is a two-time Interstate Athletic Conference champion. Springtime means lacrosse, where Furgeson stars at midfield and has signed a letter-of-intent to play for the University of Delaware.

“He is an amazing athlete,” Landon football coach Paul Padalino said.

Furgeson wrapped up the football season with perhaps his most complete game yet on the gridiron. This past Saturday, he completed 12 of 19 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns, rushed 10 times for 86 yards and on defense made 14 tackles, intercepted a pass and broke up two other passes as the Bears beat rival St. Albans, 36-14, to claim a share of the IAC title. He also punted three times for a 38-yard average.

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

“He impacts the game all over,” Padalino said. “Saturday he was all over the place: making plays on defense, distributing the ball on offense.”

Excelling in athletics runs in the Furgeson family.

Nathan’s oldest brother, John Allan, played football at McDaniel College and older brother Timmy is a linebacker at Villanova. Their father, John, played college football and is the Damascus High wrestling coach.

“Nathan is a football player — he’s got this tremendous will to win,” Padalino said. “He just embraces the whole physical part of the game and is able to impact the game. His ability to throw the ball improved so much this year. Amazingly, he hasn’t been sacked all year, partly because of his ability to make decisions quickly. Whether it’s him getting rid of the ball on time or scrambling away from people, it’s amazing.”

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


Old Mill RB Max Jones rushed 24 times for 100 yards and one touchdown as the Patriots beat Glen Burnie, 27-6, in a Maryland 4A second-round game.

DCAnacostia DE Jalen Gant made 15 tackles with three sacks as the Indians beat Bell, 14-13, in the DCIAA Stripes Division semifinals.

FREDERICKLinganore RB Ethan Arneson rushed 18 times for 224 yards and xxx touchdowns to become Frederick County’s all-time leading rusher as the Lancers beat Manchester Valley, 49-7, in a Maryland 3A second-round game.

HOWARDMount Hebron RB Coleman Hallums rushed 13 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings beat Oxon Hill, 49-37, in a Maryland 3A second-round game.

LOUDOUNLoudoun Valley freshman RB Ethan LaFollette rushed 20 times for 144 yards and three touchdowns as the Vikings won their first home playoff game in nine years, 42-7 over Broad Run in a Virginia 4A first-round game.

MONTGOMERYBlake QB Kirby Matson completed 12 of 19 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns as the undefeated Bengals beat Whitman, 35-7, in a Maryland 4A/3A second-round game.

NORTHERN REGIONWestfield RB Kennedy Duda rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 95 yards for another score as the Bulldogs beat Washington-Liberty, 30-7, in a Virginia 6A first-round game.

PRINCE GEORGE’SOxon Hill RB Cameron Azodeh rushed 25 times for 264 yards and three touchdowns and caught three passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns as the Clippers lost to Mount Hebron, 49-37, in a Maryland 3A second-round game.

PRINCE WILLIAMFreedom-Woodbridge Jeffrey Overton Jr. rushed 18 times for 280 yards and seven touchdowns as the Eagles beat Potomac (Va.), 75-7, in a Virginia 6A first-round game.

SOUTHERN MARYLANDNorthern RB Tyler Brown rushed 39 times for 281 yards and three touchdowns, caught a 16-yard pass and on defense made four tackles and intercepted a pass as the Patriots beat Arundel, 42-21, in a Maryland 3A second-round game.

WCACDeMatha Catholic DL Emmett Laws, a Virginia Tech recruit, made 11 tackles with two tackles for loss and two sacks and forced a fumble that he recovered as the Stags beat St. John’s, 21-3, in a WCAC semifinal.

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

  • Lafayette RB Jamar Curtis (St. John’s) rushed 31 times for 204 yards and one touchdown as the Leopards beat Fordham, 24-16.
  • Frostburg State QB Myles Fulton (Old Mill) completed 16 of 26 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns and rushed five times for 42 yards and another score as the Bobcats beat Fairmont State, 50-20.
  • Georgetown WR Jimmy Kibble (Loudoun County) caught eight passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-tying 25-yard score late in regulation, as the Hoyas beat Bucknell, 50-47 in overtime.
  • Auburn LB Jalen McLeod (Friendship Collegiate) made nine tackles with four tackles for loss and three sacks as the Tigers beat Arkansas, 48-10.
  • Yale RB Joshua Pitsenberger (Avalon) rushed 28 times for 131 yards and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat Princeton, 36-28 in double overtime.
  • Navy LB Collin Ramos made 12 tackles with a sack and broke up a pass as the Midshipmen beat UAB, 31-6.
  • Morehead State WR Ryan Upp (Tuscarora, Va.) caught five passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles beat Davidson, 47-17.
  • Howard QB Quinton Williams (Wise) completed 23 of 33 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another score as the Bison beat North Carolina Central, 50-20.

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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