<b>Westfield Improves to 1-1</b>
The Westfield High School varsity football team improved its record to 1-1 this season with its 35-14 victory against West Potomac High School on Sept. 11.
"We showed improvement," Westfield Head Coach Tom Verbanic said. "Our defense played well and our offense moved down the field better."
Verbanic said that he was most pleased with his defense’s improvement from the team’s 18-21 loss against Stone Bridge High School a week earlier.
Westfield’s next game is on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Lake Braddock Secondary School (1-1).
"[Lake Braddock] is talented and big," Verbanic said. "We have to get a pass rush on them because they will try and throw the ball all day."
<b>Chargers Run Through Langley</b>
The Chantilly High School football team (1-1) relied on its defense and strong running game to defeat Langley High School 42-20 on Sept. 11.
Senior running back Mike Farris had five rushing touchdowns while sophomore running back Jimmy Hicks added another rushing touchdown to the Chargers’ total.
Although the running backs were the top performers on the stat sheet, Head Coach Mike Lalli credits his offensive line for the team’s success.
"Our offensive line were a dominating force," he said. "They created the opportunities [to score]."
The Chargers also saw a strong defensive effort from senior linebacker Danny Lauro, who returned a fumble for a touchdown.
Chantilly held the Saxons scoreless in the second half.
"We really focused on our defense," Lalli said.
The Chargers’ next game is on Thursday, Sept. 17 against West Potomac High School (1-1).
The Paul VI High School women’s lacrosse team is hosting girls youth lacrosse clinics at Paul VI on Sept. 26, Sept. 27, Oct. 3 and Oct. 4.
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