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Sports Briefs: TC Drops District Football Opener

The T.C. Williams football team lost its Patriot District opener to Lake Braddock, 49-12, on Sept. 24 at LBSS. Sophomore quarterback Alec Grosser’s second touchdown pass of the game pulled the Titans to within two at 14-12 in the second quarter, but the Bruins closed the game with 35 unanswered points.

Grosser, making his first varsity start, completed 14 of 23 passes for 156 yards. He completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Will Rossi and a 34-yard scoring toss to Tyrell Sitton. Grosser was also intercepted three times.

Defensively, Damien Benton recorded 18 tackles for TC. Tevin Isley finished with nine and Najee Suratt and Malik Hackett each had eight. Eric Berger finished with one sack.

Lake Braddock quarterback and University of Connecticut commit Michael Nebrich completed 22 of 35 passes for 380 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed 20 times for 112 yards and another score.

T.C. Williams, which dropped to 1-3, 0-1 in the district, will host West Springfield at 1 p.m. on Oct. 2.

<b>TC Field Hockey 8-4</b>

The T.C. Williams field hockey team dropped to 8-4 with a 2-0 loss at Herndon on Sept. 27. The Titans defeated West Springfield, 2-0, on Sept. 23 to improve their Patriot District mark to 2-1.

The Titans will travel to face Annandale at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. TC returns home to face Lake Braddock on Oct. 4.

<b>Episcopal Football Wins Opener</b>

The Episcopal football team defeated Flint Hill, 16-0, in its season opener on Sept. 17. The Maroon will travel to face Collegiate School at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. Episcopal returns home for a matchup with Landon on Oct. 8.

<b>Lil’ Titans Youth Flag Football</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Sports Section is now accepting registrations for the Lil' Titans Youth flag football program. This developmental program is for participants ages 5 - 6. League age is determined by the age of the participant as of Oct. 1, 2010. Teams are formed by recreation districts. Registration fee is $50. All participants must be residents of the City of Alexandria. Games are held on Saturday afternoons in September and October. The league is limited to a maximum of 100 registrations. For more information, call the sports office at 703-746-5402 or go on the recreation department's Web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Youth Coaches Needed</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is currently seeking volunteers to coach flag football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball. Criminal history background checks are required. Interested persons should call the youth sports office at 703-746-5402 or e-mail mac.slover@alexandriava.gov or tamika.coleman@alexandriava.gov.