Westfield Progresses To Playoffs

Westfield Progresses To Playoffs

Ivory Frimpong #4 pulls in reception while Chantilly Hunter Streb tries to contain him.

Ivory Frimpong #4 pulls in reception while Chantilly Hunter Streb tries to contain him. Photo by Will Palenscar

Westfield and Chantilly collided for a Conference 5 game on Friday night, Oct. 28. Playoff implications were at stake. Chantilly needed some help and a victory to secure a spot, while Westfield had secured a spot but was looking to add another Conference 5 Championship. Westfield came into the game not having lost a regular season conference game since 2013, losing 28-0 to another crosstown rival Centreville.

Westfield would start from its 26 yard and would quickly go to work. QB Rehman Johnson would hit receiver Sean Eckert for a 74-yard TD just 16 seconds into the game. Nathaniel Chung would carry the ball in from 9 yards out on the first of his two rushing scores with 6:40 to play in the 1st. With Westfield up 14-0, Johnson would take to the air when he hit Ivory Frimpong for a 11-yard score with 2:41 remaining in the first quarter. Westfield would add more when Sean Eckert scored his second TD of the quarter, on a 20-yard pass.

With 4:50 in  the 2nd quarter, Eugene Asante rushed in from 5 yards out and Westfield was now up 35-0. Westfield’s Johnson would throw his fourth TD of the quarter when Frimpong took the Johnson pass 66 yards. Westfield QB Rehman Johnson would complete 11-13 passes for 266 yards and 4 TDs for the game. Chantilly would get on the board just prior to halftime when Joey Mazzone took a Justin Holl pass 10 yards for a score.  The Chargers went into half down 42-7.

In the 3rd quarter Nathaniel Chung scored his second TD of the game when he ran in for a 5-yard TD. Chung would carry the ball 8 times for 66 yards and 2 TDs.

In the 4th quarter with Westfield in control 49-7, and many of their starters on the sidelines, the Chargers Justin Holl threw a TD with 11:43 to go when he hit Keylan Smith for a 12-yard TD. Later in the  4TH Holl would throw his  third TD of the game when he hit Daniel Carmichael from 53 yards.

With the 49-21 loss Chantilly finishes its season at (4-6) (2-3). Westfield improved to (8-2) (5-0) and will host WT Woodson (5-5) (2-3) on Friday in the first round of the playoffs.