Game Recaps: 9/9–9/11

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      Archbishop Moeller holds off late rally to defeat Our Lady of Good Counsel 39-31 at inaugural Ironton Gridiron Classic

      Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) defeated Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) 39-31 at the inaugural Ironton Gridiron Classic Saturday afternoon.

      Big plays made defensively in the fourth quarter were the difference as Mavric Owens stuffed Dilin Jones at the goal line and Matthew Seliga picked off a late pass to secure the victory for the Fighting Crusaders.

      Four-star junior running-back Jordan Marshall led the way in the win, accounting for four touchdowns and running for over 100 yards for his sixth straight contest.

      Moeller took an 18-point advantage twice in the second half in what turned out to be their fourth straight out-of-state triumph to start the season. Although Good Counsel added a Ryan Capriotti field goal with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 39-31, Moeller was eventually able to run out the clock.

      Both clubs scored touchdowns on their opening drives. Good Counsel’s Kamari Randall reeled in a short pass from quarterback Frankie Weaver before running for a 47-yard TD later in the drive to open the scoring.

      The Fighting Crusaders answered with an eight-play drive that resulted in Marshall reeling in an eight-yard reception in the flat to even the score at 7-7.

      Later in the opening quarter, Moeller responded with a quick 4-play, 57-yard drive. Luke Dunn hit Marshall for a 34-yard gain before Tennel Bryant hauled in a 15-yard TD two plays later to make things 14-7.

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      Carroll relies on sturdy rushing attack to overpower H.D. Woodson

      When Archbishop Carroll senior Jamal Mungo Jr. punctured H.D. Woodson’s defensive front for a four-yard touchdown, he completed an opening drive that consisted solely of running plays — and set the tone for his Lions.

      In a sport that increasingly favors spread offenses over old-fashioned ground-and-pound attacks, Carroll was often a football relic Saturday in a bruising 34-0 victory in Northeast Washington. And on the rare occasions when the Lions did complete passes, the payoffs were huge.

      “Everybody has their theory of why we keep running the ball while everyone around us is throwing it,” Carroll Coach Rob Harris said. “Most people think it’s because I’m a former running back myself, but to be honest with you, I just feel like it’s the easiest way to eliminate mistakes while also controlling the clock. Everybody knows that in high school ball, kids are going to make a bunch of mistakes, so why would I help them make more by calling riskier plays?”

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      Football Top 20: St. John’s, Freedom (Woodbridge) rise at the top

      1. St. John’s (2-1) Last ranked: 2
      2. Good Counsel (2-1) LR: 1
      3. DeMatha (2-1) LR: 3
      4. Gonzaga (3-0) LR: 6
      5. Quince Orchard (2-0) LR: 5

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