Langley High quarterback Braden Anderson tossed for 257 yards and three touchdowns in a losing cause as the Saxons lost in a high-scoring overtime affair at Chantilly, 42-35.
Anderson, who completed 19-of-35 passes, tossed a pair of touchdowns to Colin Pitts from 11 and 12 yards out, and also found Troy Scharfen (9 catches, 123 yards) for a nine-yard scoring play.
But Chantilly’s ability to run the football with success proved to be the difference as the Chargers (2-0) rushed for 450 yards.
Jimmy Hicks was the Chargers’ leading ball carrier with 192 yards and four touchdown runs on 27 carries. The junior scored on touchdown runs of nine, 14, three and one yards away. The one-yard score came in overtime and proved to be the game-winner.
Also for Chantilly, William Hill-Pensamiento rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown (38 yard score) on 24 attempts. Cory Donovan (35 yards rushing) and quarterback Carson Romine (49 yards, 1 TD) also contributed to the prolific ground game.
Langley, which led 21-14 at the half, scored its first touchdown in the first quarter when junior running back Marcus Harvey returned a kickoff 93 yards for a score. Later in the half, the Saxons got a one-yard scoring run from AJ Holtberg.
Langley will be at home on Thursday night to take on 0-2 Madison, which lost big at Yorktown last week, 42-0. Chantilly will travel to the Route 1 South corridor of Alexandria to take on 1-1 West Potomac, which lost a 28-24 overtime contest to Westfield last week.
<b>WESTFIELD HIGH</b>, following a low-scoring 7-3 home loss to Stone Bridge in week one, got into the win column last Friday night with an exciting 28-24 overtime win over home team West Potomac.
The Bulldogs’ difficult early season schedule will continue this week on Thursday night (Sept. 16) with a 7:30 home game versus defending Div. 6 Northern Region champion Lake Braddock (2-0), which won handily over W.T. Woodson, 52-7, in a road game last week.
Westfield will need to slow down Bruins’ quarterback Mike Nebrich, who passed for five touchdowns and ran for two more in the win over the Cavaliers. His primary targets are Matt Zanellato (6 catches, 193 yards, 1 TD), a transfer student from Robinson Secondary, and Tanner Quigley (5 for 116).