Washington-Lee Football Playoff Preview

Washington-Lee Football Playoff Preview

No. 6 seed Washington-Lee Generals (5-5, 3-3 National District) at No. 3 seed Mount Vernon Majors (8-2, 5-1 National District)

<b>The Skinny</b>: Washington-Lee will be looking for revenge after dropping a thrilling, but rain-soaked 12-10 game to Mount Vernon on September 26. Generals senior quarterback Charlie Fuller finished with 162 rushing yards, including a 82-yard touchdown run. He also had a 64-yard touchdown run called back by a penalty. The win over W-L was the first of six straight for Mount Vernon, who hasn’t lost since September 19th against Edison. This will be W-L’s first playoff appearance since 1975.

<b>How W-L Can Win</b>: The recipe for the Generals so far this season has been riding the legs of quarterback Charlie Fuller and chances are things won’t be much different this Friday. However, teams have begun to pick up on W-L’s tendency to rely on Fuller. If W-L can jump out to an early lead and force Mount Vernon to throw the ball, something the Majors rarely do, the Generals have a good shot at advancing.

<b>X-Factor</b>: Fuller caught the Majors by surprise earlier in the season since it was just his second game starting at quarterback. Rest assured, Mount Vernon coach Tom Glynn is fully aware of the shifty Fuller these days, so it will be up to W-L coach Josh Shapiro to respond. The Generals will need to expand the playbook and find creative ways to get Fuller the ball outside of just taking snaps from under center.