SUNDAY EDITION 9/28

Two senior profiles (both interesting), a Bear Fax from the Rugby fields, a short EHS scouting report, Bear Opponents’ records and Bear Trax for football players
Senior Profiles

BERNARD AKINBOYEWA#2

#2 DB/WR

1.     What is your time in the 40 yd. dash and what’s your best bench weight?

My best 40 yard dash time is 4.75 and my best bench weight is 180.

2. What is your favorite college football team and college football player?

My favorite team college football team is Maryland. My favorite college football player is Alonzo Russell, a wide receiver from Toledo.

3. What is your favorite moment during any Landon sports event in which you played?

My favorite moment during any Landon sports event would have to be the Bullis game, the crowd was unreal during that game and it was amazing hearing the whole school cheer for the team.

4. What is your favorite course at Landon?

History of War with Mr.Scott

5. What is your favorite non-sports related activity (community work, art/music, paper, debate, poem, extracurricular activity, etc.)?

I like doing community service that involves working with younger kids.

6. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

My nickname is Bernie and I think I got it because nobody wanted to annunciate my full name Bernard

7. Who are you–

a. Describe yourself in 3 words?

Funny, Charismatic, Outgoing

b. How would your parents describe you in 3 words?

Caring, Energetic, Jokester

8. What’s on your iPod?

Country Music. That might confuse a lot of people but I love Country Music

9. Tell us one thing (interesting) that your teammates do not know about you.

My teammates don’t know that I’m a really good  singer. I joke around and sing in the locker room a lot but I actually have good vocals.

10. What will you be doing in 5 years?

CEO OF a Fortune  500 Company..

BRANDON JOHNSON#22

#22, DB/WR

1.    When did you start playing football?

I started playing football in 3rd grade for my hometown, McLean Mustangs.

2.     What is your time in the 40 yd. dash and what’s your best bench weight?

My 40 yd. dash was about 4.7 when I was timed back in Junior year and my best bench is around 195 lbs.

3. What is your favorite college football team and college football player?

My favorite college football team is the Miami Hurricanes because its all about the U and my favorite college football player is Sammy Watkins for Clemson.

4. What is your favorite moment during any Landon sports event in which you played?

My favorite Landon sports moment was beating Bullis to win the IAC Championship in Lacrosse under the lights on their field my sophomore year.

5. What is your favorite course at Landon?

My favorite course at Landon was Mr. Ogden’s freshman English class.

6. What is your favorite non-sports related activity (community work, art/music, paper, debate, poem, extracurricular activity, etc.)?

My favorite non-sports related activity would have to be hanging out with friends.

7. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

I don’t really have a nickname, most people just call me BJ because those are my initials.

8. Who are you–

a.Describe yourself in 3 words?

Energetic, loyal, and funny

b. How would your parents describe you in 3 words?

Honest, dedicated, and loud

9. What’s on your iPod?

The Thrill – Wiz Khalifa

10. Tell us one thing (interesting) that your teammates do not know about you.

I used to be afraid of going through car washes until I was 10.

11. What will you be doing in 5 years?

I hope to be coming out of college with a job somewhere in the Business field, possibly having to do with Economics.

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BEAR RUGBY TRACKS

 

Jack Sears, Colby freshman, playing rugby, mentioned in the below article twice for  scoring 22 of the team’s 47 points —

September 20, 2013
Castine, ME

After a delay to start the season, Colby Rugby finally played their first game, an away match against league opponents from Maine Maritime Academy. Colby fielded a very young squad, with more than half a dozen freshmen earning their first cap for the team. The home team was similarly youthful, but having played a game already in the season, managed a faster start to Friday’s game. The first few minutes were decisively in MMA’s favor, with penalties and slow play coming from both sides. The Mules soon got their feet under them, and quick tries by Jack Sears ’17 and Griffen Allen ’16 put the team ahead emphatically. Another freshman, Jon Cabour, validated his starting spot – at outside center – with a try of his own to add to the quickly growing tally. Colby captain Sam Poulin ’14 dominated much of the second half, with three tries on his own. Sears, who moved to number 10 after half time, also converted six of seven kicks for his team. The club’s next game will be on Friday the 27th at home against Bowdoin.======================================================================================================================EHS SCOUTING REPORT

The internet did not reveal much about the Bears; first IAC opponent which has a nice 2-1 record (wins over Flint Hill and Bishop Ireton with large margins of victory). No indication of size. The Washington Post highlighted Nigel Beckford whose family moved from Connecticut to the DMV. At the time of the article, he was the area’s leading rusher.

Nigel BeckfordNigel

Rivals Rating 2 stars

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Rivals Rating 5.3

  • Ht:5’7″
  • Wt:185 lbs
  • 40:4.58 secs
  • Bench Max:340
  • Squat Max:505
  • Class:2014 (High School)

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Episcopal RB Nigel Beckford is area’s unlikely rushing leader

By Chelsea Janes, Published: September 25 at 8:34 amE-mail the writer

Never heard of Episcopal running back Nigel Beckford?

Well, that’s partially our fault. A technical glitch kept Beckford’s name out of the list of the week’s leading rushers Tuesday, which is funny because Beckford is the leading rusher in terms of touchdowns scored in the D.C. area right now.

Beckford, a 5-9, 195-pound senior, has rushed for 639 yards and 10 touchdowns in two games this season. His scoring total leads the region, and his 639 yards are third behind Tuscarora’s Noah Reimers and North Point’s Marquel Dickerson. Reimers has played four games, Dickerson three.

“I felt good coming into the games. I mean, I know the stats were okay, but the whole team’s been working hard,” Beckford said. “Something good was bound to happen.”

Beckford transferred to Episcopal after two seasons as the starting running back at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Conn. While there, he garnered significant interest from the Connecticut, a school that’s kept an eye on the Bridgeport, Conn. native when he made the move from Southern Connecticut to Northern Virginia.

Beckford hit the camp circuit hard this summer, and has generated interest from several schools, especially in the Northeast. According Maroon Coach Panos Voulgaris, Boston College, U-Conn. and others are waiting to see how this year’s film looks before deciding whether or not to offer the bruising back.

“Personally, I think [the pressure of not having an offer yet] helps,” Beckford said. “You know what you have to do and what you have to accomplish. And you know what kind of work you have to do to get there.”

Beckford also understands “getting there” requires a lot of help from the big guys up front.

“I think [our offensive line] is great. They like their position, they want to play there, they want to block, so that’s always a help when you have guys in front of you that want to play and want to help you,” Beckford said. “I think that makes me a better runner because they depend on me and I depend on them.”

Beckford’s next test will come from the Collegiate School in Richmond, a team that’s currently 3-0 and beat Flint Hill 30-7. Beckford’s Maroon beat Flint Hill 48-28 two weeks ago in a game that saw him score five touchdowns on 310 yards rushing.

“I think he’s the best running back in the D.C. area. If not the best, he’s definitely in the top three or four,” Voulgaris said. “I hope he and the offensive line can continue to play well and keep it going.”

Bear Opponents

opponent

w/l

against

record

Boys   Latin

W

 36-0Palotti

4-0

Mount   St. Joe

L

10-34 McDonogh

2-2

Saint   Paul’s

10/4

John   Carroll

3-0     (16Ws in a row)

AACS

L

Landon   11-49

0-5

EHS

L

Collegiate   12-31

3-1

WFS

W

Flint   Hill 45-14

2-1

SSSA

L

Paul   VI 7-42

0-5

Bullis

W

 John   Carroll 37-8

3-1

GP

10/4

StA

1-3

StA

W

Coolidge     35-0

2-2

 Bear  FB Trax

 

BEAR YEAR # POSITION COLLEGE NOTE

S

Next    GAME
1 Myles Allen ‘17 32 RB Rochester
  8 CARRIES 50 YARDS 1 TD W 36-35 Springfield Played
2 PJ Fitzgerald ‘17 Redshirt LB Furman RS
   
3 Anthony Fullum ‘17 34 CB W&   M
    10/5 @ Villanova
4 Terrence Fullum ‘15 49 DL Richmond Played
    L21-28 @ Maine
5 Taylor Greene ‘16 78 DL Stetson DNP
    L0-59 San Diego
6 Antoine Hudson ‘15 1 DB Bryant DNP
    W47-28  Wagner
7 Vincent Kindfuller ‘16 60 DL MIT
    L21-29  Salve Regina  DNP
8 Obai Kamara ‘17 87 TE Davidson
    L   14-45Moorhead State DNP
9 Max Lehrman ‘15 90 DE Amherst
  1 Solo, 1 assist, 1TFL, 1     sack W27-11 Bowdoin Played<
10 Dillon Rupp ‘15 91 FB Bucknell
    L  0-16 Sacred Heart DNP
11 Johnny Sharp R‘17 On   roster no number UNLV DNP
    W56-42@ New Mexico
12 Ben Spiritos ‘15 77 OL Dartmouth
    L21-28Holy Cross played
13 Matt Underhill ‘17 90 PK W&L
  W 35-24 Sewanee DNP
  *no participation  data INJ=injured DNP=did   not play
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