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Arlington Sports Briefs

<b>W-L Football Beats Wakefield</b>

The Washington-Lee football team defeated Wakefield 28-6 on Friday for the Generals’ fifth win in six games.

Washington-Lee improved to 5-4 overall, 4-2 in the National District and would earn a playoff berth with a victory over Yorktown on Friday, Generals head coach Josh Shapiro said in an e-mail.

Anthony Taylor rushed 32 times for 170 yards and a touchdown for Washington-Lee. Karl Lendenmann caught five passes for 71 yards and three touchdowns. Richard Lewis completed 7 of 11 passes for 100 yards and three scores.

Defensively, Moussa Diallo recorded eight tackles for the Generals, including two for loss. Rock Battle, Ulysses Smith and Diallo each recovered a fumble.

The Washington-Lee defense held Wakefield to minus-16 yards rushing.

"I am extremely proud of how this team has improved this season," Shapiro said. "We have overcome much adversity this season — a laundry list of injuries, an 0-3 start and having so few offensive and defensive starters returning from our playoff team a year ago. This team has shown much resolve and dedication."

Washington-Lee travels to face Yorktown at 7:30 p.m.

<b>Yorktown Football Wins</b>

The Yorktown football team defeated Mount Vernon 21-3 on Friday. The Patriots improved to 5-4 overall, 4-2 in the National District.

Yorktown, which has won three straight games and four of its last five, hosts Washington-Lee at 7:30 p.m. Friday.