"It's All About The Game"

College and High School Football Report






Robert Stephens, Featured Writer

Bison and Terps get win.


November 21, 2013 - The Howard Bison traveled to Houston and bullied Texas Southern 40-6 as Phillip Philyaw rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Quarterback Greg McGhee 14-29-190-2tds. led a Bison offense that ran up 458 yards total offense. McGhee also rushed for 68 yards as Howard improved 5-6 on the season.

"Offensively we did a great job of controlling the ball and putting the ball in the end zone and the defense forced turnovers (6). I was pleased with the all-around effort” said Howard coach Ray Petty at his post game press conference.

The Rose Bowl (KWR Photo)

The Bison end their season at Hampton Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1pm.

Two of the most powerful quotes associated with the game of football are “ That’s why we play the game” and “ We play the game to win” This past weekend those two phrases to put to the test.

The Maryland Terrapins stunned the college football world with their 27-24 (OT) ACC Conference win over Virginia Tech at Blacksburg before a crowd of 64,686 at Lane Stadium. It was the biggest win in head coach Randy Edsall’s career at Maryland.

Maryland jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead as QB C.J. Brown scored on a one yard run and threw a 16 yard pass to Nigel King.

The Hokies came back with 9:32 remaining to tie the game and send it into overtime. Brown scored on a three yard run in overtime to secure the win.

In the continuing saga of the final year of the $ BCS and the run for the championship game at the Rose Bowl took another turn this past weekend.

Exhibit A was USC’s 20-17 win over Stanford in the PAC-12 Conference before a crowd of 93,607 at the Coliseum Saturday night. In last week’s BCS poll Stanford was rated over undefeated Baylor from the BIG-12 Conference. The human polls however had Baylor over the Cardinal. Score one for the humans.

Former St. John's (DC) standout Kevin McReynolds is now at Stanford.

There are now four unbeaten teams from the $BCS power conferences. Alabama (10-0) from the SEC, Florida State (10-0) from the ACC, Ohio State (10-0) from the Big Ten, and Baylor (9-0) from the Big 12.

The most interesting program in this draw is Ohio State which has not lost in 2 years and is currently riding a 22 game winning streak. If ever there was a year for a four team playoff this may be the year. The four team playoff will be in effect next year. I personally like Florida State as the least likely team to hit a stumbling block.

How about Duke (8-2) The Dukies defeating the stumbling Miami Hurricanes 48-30 in Durham. The Hurricane dropped their third consecutive ACC Conference game which started with their defeat at Florida State. Oregon (9-1) blasted Utah 44-21 as the video game offense returned to the Ducks.

Auburn (10-1) edged Georgia 41-38. Clemson (9-1) jumped on Georgia Tech 55-31. Missouri (9-1) was idle as the teams on the outside looking in. Michigan State (10-1) is suffering from the lack of respect this year given to the BIG-10.

In high school football DeMatha Catholic (11-1) defeated St. John’s (9-3) 31-10 for the WCAC title. It was the first title for the Stags since 2008.

DeMatha controlled the game rushing for 275 yards on the ground. Taiwan Deal led the Stags with 122 yards and one touchdown. Lorenzo Harrison chipped in with 114 yards. Quarterback John Lovett finished the game 7-9-108 yards and two touchdowns.

In the District. McKinley (8-4) defeated Eastern 44-12. Phelps (6-4) edged Roosevelt 13-6. Wilson (9-3) beat Dunbar 20-14. H.D. Woodson (9-3) defeated Ballou 20-12 and Sidwell Friends (6-3) beat KIPP 62-20.

Natalie Randolph resigned as head coach of Coolidge High School.

The state of Maryland featured in 4A play: Paint Branch defeated Sherwood 42-7. Northwest beat Gaithersburg 36-7. Quince Orchard beat Clarksburg 42-21. DuVal edged Wise 14-12 in a thriller. Suitland defeated C.H. Flowers 31-7. In 3A play Urbana edged Damascus 35-34. In 2A PLAY Gwynn Park defeated Douglass 42-32.

In Virginia in 5A play. Stone Bridge beat Lee 55-7. Falls Church edged Albemarle 24-23. Briar Woods blanked Potomac 57-0. North Stafford over Jefferson 43-7. Tuscarora beat Mt. Vernon 35-27. In 6A play, Lake Braddock downed Chantilly 56-31. Langley beat Battlefield 28-21. South County beat T.C. Williams 51-27. Centreville blanked South Lakes 35-0. Robinson over Patriot 35-13. Hylton edged Cosby 19-16. Yorktown over Fairfax 12-7 and Westfield defeated Hayfield 33-12.


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