Robert Stephens, Featured Writer
The FCA Knights dispatch Westlake
and will be challenged tomorrow.
October 11, 2013 - Friendship
Collegiate after not playing the past two weeks used their dominant defense
to shutout SMAC Conference power Westlake 27-0 at Waldorf to improve their
record to 3-1 on the season.
Westlake had scored 20 points against Bowie, 55 points against McDonough
and 48 points against LaPlata in their three victories prior to meeting
the Knights Friday night.
A phalanx of Knight defenders.
“T he defense is playing pretty good, that’s our third shutout
of the season” said senior safety Jalen Tabor. “We knew we
had to come out and play hard against a good Westlake team”.
Linebacker Malik Harris discussed the preparation for Westlake prior to
Friday night contest: “We worked hard the past two weeks. When we
came out we were ready to play”.
Offensively the Knights were led by running back Joe Haden (Arizona) who
rushed for 108 yards and one touchdown.
Haden also gave praise to his defensive teammates.
“Our defense is great led by Jalen Tabor and Dae Juan Funderburk,
two of the better defensive players in the country. Our defense has played
great every game”.
Tailback Kelvin Barrett rushed for 93 yards and one touchdown. Barrett
scored the opening touchdown as
the Knights took a 7-0 lead and never looked back.
Saturday Friendship will face another national Program in Don Bosco Prep
(Ramsey) N.J. Saturday at the P.G. learning center sports complex in Landover.
“They are a big time program and we’ll practice hard this
week to get ready” said linebacker Harris.
“It's about being prepared and working hard this week” said
Tabor on facing the New Jersey school.
In other high school action this past weekend in the District defense
was the name of the game.
H.D. Woodson blanked Ballou 33-0. Anacostia shutout Coolidge 38-0. Phelps
defeated Cardozo 48-0. Gonzaga beat Carroll 41-0. McKinley defeated Eastern
54-0. Georgetown Prep beat St. Albans 42-15. and in a big DCIAA contest
Wilson edged Dunbar 13-6.
That's Malik Harris in action.
In the state of Maryland there were several games of note.
Bowie edged E. Roosevelt 13-6. Sherwood over Seneca Valley 14-7. In Montgomery
stopped Wooten 20-14. DuVal beat Bladensburg 33-6.
Suitland defeated Laurel 54-6. Potomac over Largo 46-8.
Douglass defeated Friendly 36-6. DeMatha stopped O’Connell 49-14.
BCC edged Blair 14-6. Wise shutout
Northwestern 50-0. Douglass defeated Friendly 36-6.
Quince Orchard blanked Churchill 52-0. and Paint Branch
beat Einstein 54-7.
Over in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Hylton edged Battlefield 29-24.
Oakton over WT Woodson 21-6. Langley beat Marshall 56-13. South Lakes
over Madison 36-27. Hayfield beat Wakefield 50-13. Lake Braddock blanked
West Potomac 58-0. TC Williams edged Annandale 20-14. and Westfield defeated
Stone Bridge 30-6.