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Mount Vernon Sports Briefs: West Potomac Loses District Showdown

The West Potomac football team trailed by four at halftime of Friday’s battle of Patriot District unbeatens against Lake Braddock, but was outscored 21-0 in the second half during a 42-17 loss at WPHS.

The loss dropped the Wolverines’ record to 6-3 overall, 5-1 in the district. West Potomac will close the regular season at Annandale at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

West Potomac and Lake Braddock exchanged passing touchdowns early with the Bruins taking a 21-14 lead in the second quarter. The Wolverines answered a 7-0 deficit with an 80-yard touchdown pass from Daryl Copeland to Jalen Dawson and a 14-7 deficit with a 25-yard scoring toss from Nik Dimitrijevic to Copeland. But Lake Braddock quarterback Michael Nebrich threw his third touchdown pass of the half, a 47-yard strike to Tanner Quigley, to give the Bruins a 21-14 lead they would not relinquish. West Potomac’s final points of the night came on a 33-yard field goal from Chris Blewitt, cutting the Bruins’ advantage to 21-17 before the half.

UConn commit Nebrich completed 20 of 35 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns and was intercepted twice. He also rushed for 133 yards and three second-half touchdowns.

Dimitrijevic completed 23 of 34 passes for 276 yards and a score, but was intercepted three times. Dawson caught 10 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown and Copeland caught seven for 66 yards and a score.

The West Potomac running game, which had been dominant in recent weeks, was limited to five yards in 20 attempts.

Defensively, West Potomac finished with six sacks. Sonpon Doe had two, Dustin Hess finished with 1.5, Dan Carriker and Jonathan Eaton each had one and Robert Crews had a half sack.

Tyrone Jenkins and Tamaric Wilson each had an interception.

<b>MV Falls to District Champ Yorktown</b>

The Mount Vernon football team lost to Yorktown 28-14 on Oct. 29. With the win, Yorktown clinched the National District championship. The loss dropped Mount Vernon’s record to 4-5 overall, 4-2 in the district.

Robert Decardi-Nelson threw a pair of touchdown passes for Mount Vernon. Raquese Harris and Kevin Moran hauled in the scoring passes.

The Majors will travel to face Wakefield at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the regular season finale.

<b>Mount Vernon’s Rowell Advances to Regionals</b>

Mount Vernon’s Katja Rowell placed fifth with a time of 19 minutes, 24 seconds at the National District cross country championship meet on Oct. 28 at Burke Lake Park, qualifying her for regionals. The Northern Region meet is Nov. 4 at Burke Lake Park.

<b>MV Field Hockey Loses in Regionals</b>

The National District champion Mount Vernon field hockey team lost to Annandale 1-0 in the first round of the regional tournament on Oct. 29, ending its season.

<b>MV Volleyball Loses in Districts</b>

The No. 6 Mount Vernon volleyball team ended its season with a 3-0 loss to No. 3 Yorktown on Nov. 1 during the opening round of the National District tournament. The Majors won two matches in 2010, beating Wakefield and Falls Church, after going winless in 2009.

<b>WP Volleyball Loses in Districts</b>

The No. 8 West Potomac volleyball team lost to top-seed West Springfield 3-0 on Nov. 1 in the opening round of the Patriot District tournament, ending its season.

<b>MVHS 5K Moved to Nov. 20</b>

The Mount Vernon High School 5K Turkey Trot and Wellness Walk will take place on Nov. 20 rain or shine. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. General registration fee is $35. Teachers or students with a valid ID card can participate for $25. The race begins at the Rock entrance of MVHS. The race benefits the MVHS Cares Emergency Fun, to help provide education-related assistance and incentives for MVHS students.

<b>Running Club on Sundays</b>

The Mount Vernon Milers running club meets at 8 a.m. on Sundays. The group usually meets along the Potomac River, but the exact location is listed in an e-mail sent every Wednesday for the coming week. Distances vary but runners can expect between four and eight miles.

To join the Mount Vernon Milers, send Lee Britton an e-mail at lbritton7@yahoo.com to be put on the e-mail list.

<b>Fort Hunt Rugby Meeting</b>

The first organizational meeting for Fort Hunt boys-girls high school rugby will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the meeting room at Sherwood Hall Library. Additional information can be found at www.fhyaa.org/rugby or by calling 703-780-5859. Head coach is John Dacey.