Region football power Lake Braddock overcame upset-minded South County with a low-scoring 13-6 road win in Patriot District action last Friday night. Lake Braddock (6-1) received an outstanding effort from its defense to remain unbeaten at 4-0 in district play. South County (1-6 overall, 0-4 district), which has lost several close games to some of the better teams in the region this season, is still in search of its first district victory.
Junior kicker Michael Ferguson accounted for all of South County’s points as he booted field goals from 43 and 21 yards. His first field goal gave the Stallions a 3-0 second quarter lead.
The Bruins scored touchdowns in both the second and fourth quarters. Lake Braddock quarterback Michael Nebrich (14-of-22, 197 yards) threw a 46-yard scoring pass to Tanner Quigley for his team’s first score. In the final quarter, Nebrich (61 yards rushing) scored on a six-yard touchdown run.
Nebrich’s primary receiver in the win was Matt Zanellato (6 catches, 109 yards). South County running back Joe Winbush rushed for 77 yards on 19 carries.
South County will host 1-6 Lee this Friday night, while Lake Braddock will be home against Annandale.
<b>LEE RAN INTO</b> a high-powered West Potomac offense last Friday night. The result was a tough 54-12 Patriot District home loss.
The Lancers’ got an 11-yard touchdown run by junior wide receiver CJ Lewis in the loss.
West Potomac, 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the district, led 13-0 after one quarter and 40-0 at halftime. Brandon Johnson rushed for 156 yards to pace the Wolverines, while West Potomac QB Nik Dimitrijevic connected on 12-of-17 passes for 220 yards.
Lee is at South County this Friday night.
<b>THE FAIRFAX REBELS</b>> went up against one of the Northern Region’s surprise teams of 2010 last Friday night when they hosted Liberty District opponent South Lakes. But Fairfax put it to the upstarts from Reston, defeating the guest Seahawks, 24-12.
Fairfax moved over .500 and now stands at 4-3, 2-2 in the district. For South Lakes (5-2 overall, 2-2 district), the loss pretty much ended any district title hopes the team may have been harboring following a 4-0 start to the season.
The high-powered South Lakes’ offense was held in check by a staunch Rebels’ defense that limited the Seahawks to 232 total yards. Seahawk running back Ja’Juan Jones ran for 96 hard-fought yards on 22 carries.
Meanwhile, the Rebels’ offense had ample success on the ground behind the 100 yards rushing on 16 carries by Marcus Bailey.
Quarterback Spencer MacLeod, who completed 5-of-10 passes for 71 yards, added 52 yards on the ground for the Rebels. MacLeod rushed for a pair of TDs in the win, while Bailey also had a running score.
Fairfax trailed 6-0 after one quarter before scoring 10 points in the second quarter to go ahead 10-6. The Rebels’ field goal in the second quarter came from 23 yards out from Kevin Playuk.
South Lakes moved back ahead in the third quarter, 12-10. But Fairfax scored a touchdown before the quarter was ended and added another one in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
Fairfax will play at unbeaten McLean this Friday night. The Highlanders, who were winless two years ago, are 7-0 this season under third year coach Jim Patrick, the son of former legendary Mount Vernon High head coach Bruce Patrick.