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McLean Football Loses to Stuart

Highlanders slip to 0-2 on young season.

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Madison football is 0-2 thus far. The Warhawks will be looking for their first win this Friday night at home against Wakefield.

The McLean High football team fell to 0-2 last Friday night with a 30-14 loss at non-district opponent Stuart in Falls Church.

The Raiders led McLean 18-6 at halftime. The Highlanders’ first half touchdown came on a 15-yard scoring catch by Riley Beiro from quarterback Will Hecht.

McLean, under first year head coach Jim Patrick, opened the season two weeks ago with a 49-19 home loss to Annandale. The Highlanders will be looking to earn their first win this Friday night when they host W.T. Woodson.

Langley, meanwhile, won its first game of the young season last Friday night over Jefferson, 28-21, to improve to 1-1. Coach John Howerton’s Saxons had opened the season with a loss at Chantilly.

Langley is set to host 2-0 Herndon this Friday night. The Hornets are coming off an impressive 27-6 home win over South Lakes. The week prior, Herndon was a week one winner over non-region foe Park View.

<b>In other local high school</b> football action last week, Oakton High improved its record to 2-0 with a convincing 37-7 home win over Annandale.

The Atoms (1-1) had won at McLean convincingly the week before in a week one contest, but were never in control against coach Joe Thompson’s Cougars, who led 10-0 at halftime and 24-0 after three quarters. Oakton junior running back Trey Watts scored three touchdowns, two of those coming on passes from senior quarterback Chris Coyer. Also for Oakton, senior QB Ryan Harris tossed a touchdown pass to senior Jay Young from 40 yards out. Harris also ran for a score.

Oakton will travel to T.C. Williams in Alexandria for a 1 p.m. game this Saturday afternoon.

<b>Madison High</b> (0-2) lost at Yorktown last Friday night, 23-7. The Warhawks, who lost to Oakton in their season opener two weeks ago, will look to get into the victory column this Friday night when they host Wakefield High, a National District team from Arlington. The Warriors (0-2) lost to Hayfield, 35-21, last week.

<b>Marshall High</b> fell to 1-1 on the season with a 26-7 loss at Fairfax last Friday. The Statesmen, who defeated Hayfield in their season opener two weeks ago, led the home team Rebels 7-0 at halftime. But Fairfax scored 13 points in both the third and fourth quarters to take charge of the non-district contest. Marshall running back Vic Vanegas scored from a yard out for the game’s only TD in the first half. Marshall hosts defending state AAA champion Stone Bridge (2-0) this Friday night.

<b>The Stone Bridge</b> High football team overwhelmed visiting opponent Robinson last Friday night, 49-7.

It was a sweet win for the defending Div. 5 state AAA champion Bulldogs, who suffered their only 2007 loss to the same Robinson team.

Senior running back Daniel Allen and senior QB Patrick Thompson both ran for a pair of touchdowns in the decisive Stone Bridge victory. Also scoring two touchdowns for the Bulldogs was senior running back/defensive back Michael Prince, who found the end zone on a 32-yard run on offense and also recovered a ball in the end zone on defense.

Stone Bridge scored two touchdowns apiece in each of the first three quarters. The Bulldogs led 28-7 at halftime and 42-7 after three quarters.

Stone Bridge improved to 2-0 with the win. The locals were 42-28 winners over West Springfield two weeks ago in Ashburn in week one action.

This Friday night, the Bulldogs will travel to Marshall High School for their Liberty District opener. Stone Bridge is playing a 1-1 Marshall squad that is coming off a 26-7 loss at Fairfax High last week. The Statesmen, who defeated Hayfield in their season opener two weeks ago, led the home team Rebels 7-0 at halftime. But Fairfax scored 13 points in both the third and fourth quarters to take charge of the non-district contest. Marshall running back Vic Vanegas scored from a yard out for the game’s only TD in the first half.

A year ago, Stone Bridge opened its postseason run with a 49-29 victory over Marshall in a Div. 5 quarterfinals round region playoff game.

One of Stone Bridge’s tougher opponents this season was expected to be district opponent Madison. But the Warhawks are 0-2 following their 23-7 loss at Yorktown last Friday night. The Warhawks, who lost to Oakton in their season opener two weeks ago, will look to get into the victory column this Friday night when they host Wakefield High, a National District team from Arlington. The Warriors (0-2) lost to Hayfield, 35-21, last week.