Landon Football 10 Georgetown Prep 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any school rivalry for which there is an annual trophy awarded, like the Davis-Fegan Cup, is very, very serious. Both teams circle the game once they get their next  season’s schedule. The intensity of the Hoya-Bear competition is a crucible in which the metal of the boys of each school is set at a high level of character strength. Indeed, the annual context reminds one of the quote attributed to the Duke of Wellington, “The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton”. The Prep Landon competitions are “played not for victory or profit but for its own sake, in the spirit of fair play.” The 48 minutes of October 21st confrontation was a Wellington moment.

The Hoyas were undefeated, except for a loss to that other Jesuit high school of the DMV (#2 according to WaPo), with an average of 28 points scored and only allowing 10 points to be earned by those 5 opponents. Sophomore Jalen Hampton (5’10” 190#, 94 rushes for 793 yards and 10 running TDs) was a major threat every time that he touched the ball (8 yards @carry).

The Bears were smarting from their loss to the team from Potomac (which lost to EHS on 10/21) but were READY for their rivals. The home players moved through their pre-game preparations with spirit and rhythm.

The visiting students hid behind the bushes at the South end of Triplett Field at Bordley Stadium and sprinted the 50 yards to their stands. Soon thereafter, the Bear fans came over the hill at the North End, a mass of students made an impressive 150 yard run to their seats at the South end of Bordley Stadium.

Landon received the kickoff and earned two first downs only to fumble. The Hoyas ran twice, had an incomplete pass and punted. On this possession, nine runs and a pass moved the prolate spheroid 47 yards, but had to punt.

GP collected their first three first downs, but the Bears hard-hitting defense (the preseason practices which emphasized technique) caused a fumble recovered by Joey Epstein. Once again, Landon’s offense maintained possession for eight plays, but stalled. In the middle of this series, the Clock moved into Q2.

END OF 1ST Q BEARS 0 HOYAS 0

 

Starting from the home team’s 31, Prep ran twice, setting up a 3rd and 20, and the futility was punctuated by a TFL (Joey and Mo Sillah) of the GP QB for loss.

The teams twice traded possessions, but the net result was Bear ball at the Prep 44 with 1:51 left. A big play saw John Geppert passing as he fell to Archie Ross who stretched down to his feet to catch for 14 yards and then QB John to Tyler Smith for another 12 yards. Two runs by John placed the line of scrimmage at the 13 yard line. LS Austin Schnider snapped to Tommy Baldwin who held for a 31 yard FG by Walker Davis @0:42.

Bear penalties and some good GP passes led to a Hoya FG of 40 yards at 0:14.02

HALFTIME BEARS 3 HOYAS 3

On the 3rd play of GP’s possession, one of their players was injured. Both training teams and two doctors rushed to his aid, placed his leg in an air cast and delivered him to an ambulance. It was about a 20 minute break and both squads were worried about the Hoya who left. Two plays with the GP O did not move the yard line and punted. Landon punted and Prep on its first play of this series fumbled.

The home squad ate up 9 yards and on a 3rd and one, Prep stopped the opponent short. The ball was punted back to the Hoyas and their offense seemed to be moving. On successive plays, Jelani Cross registered a TFL and then an athletic interception by Chazz Hartley brought the ball back to the Bears. Landon held the ball for 4 plays and punted; Prep next series (8 plays; 2:25) ended with another punt.

END OF 3rd Q BEARS 3 HOYAS 3

Their next possession was stopped by the Bears’ penalty. GP saw its drive stymied by a TFL (QB sack) by Zayd Delane. The Landon O was not able to move and a punt (45 yard) pushed the visitors 52 yards from a TD. The home D asserted its will, first with a TFL by Tejon Ford and then another critical interception by Chazz.

With 2:15 remaining, the Bears started on their own 43. Jelani M ran for 10; Joey tacked on 7; John for no gain; critical 4th and one, Joey +4; Zayd for three. Time out Landon @ :30.8; an unusual formation may have confused the GP D—John to Tommy B for a 27 yard TD pass. WATERLOO/ETON moment. Austin snap to Tommy B for a Walker PAT. BEARS 10 HOYAS 3

The GP team could have easily folded, but they fought back—5 consecutive passes put the ball at the 39 with 0:02.9 remaining. Very much like the 2010 game, won by the Bears 20-14 when Max Lehrman L’11 tackled the QB, a swarm of home defenders sacked the GP QB to end the game. The Bears also won in 2013 13-7. It’s a rivalry.  

 

FINAL SCORE BEARS 10 HOYAS 3

Ten or twenty years later, when the boys on both teams are faced with a challenge they will remember the fields of Landon and will fear not the moment.

 

Bear SS/SA!!!

 

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BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 10.15.2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Soccer beats StA and Bullis to remain undefeated in IAC
  • Football loses to Bullis
  • Bears making trax in college golf football, soccer and water polo

o   Domo has a 100 yard pick six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bears making trax in professional hoops, AHL and USHL

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS


 

 

 

 

 

 

o   Fall Sports

–   Varsity Cross Country—  at Manhattan Invitational

–   Varsity Football— football ran into Bullis and shut them out for two periods in a 6-21 loss.

–   Varsity Soccer— (11-1-3; WaPo#7) beat StA 4-1 and then Bullis  3-0 to remain undefeated in IAC https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/918958082016907264

 

–   Water Polo—no matches this past week.

 

 

BEAR TRACKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Sport 

  • Football (10) 4 Bears played
o   Jules Desroches (L14) DL, Kenyon College Lords (0-6)lost to Hiram College  56-62, 2 assisted tackles  

o   Paul Padalino (L14), LB, Richmond Spiders (4-2), beat TOWSON, dnp

o   Kolby Williams (L14), LB, Richmond SPIDERS (4-2), BEAT TOWSON, dnp

o   Dominque Seagears (L14), CB, Trinity Bantams, (5-0). beat TUFTS, started 3 tackles, 1 interception for a TD

o   Joe Gagnon (L16) DL, Washington & Lee (3-2); beat Guilford 42-27, played

o   Mark Ebo, (L16), DL, College of the Holy Cross, Crusaders (2-4), lost to Yale 0-31, played, one TFL

o   Keith Simms, (L16), LB, University of Oregon Ducks (4-2) Stanford, redshirt?

o   Maanik Lal (L17), Bucknell University (2-3); LB beat Cornell 26-18, dnp

o   Jack Porter (L17), Dickinson College (1-4), WR, bye

 

  • Golf

o   John Kalavritinos (L17), Bucknell,bye

o   Evan Katz (L17), Duke, bye week

o   Mike Blasey (L16), Davidson, bye week

 

  • Rugby (3)

Nick Blasey (L16) scrum half for the 2nd XV/b side at Dartmouth Rugby Football Club 1st game 9/23 Harvard

Wesley Pan (L16) VA Tech (3-0) played Georgetown 9/9

Ben Goodfriend (L16) Washington University Griffins, St. Louis

  • Soccer (2)

o   Taylor Diaz (L15), Allegheny College Gators (3-9). lost to Hiram 1-2, dnp; tied DEPAUW 2-2, played

o   Charles Branche III (L16), Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops (8-5-1), tied DEPAUW 1-1, started; beat WABASH 4-0 dnp

Water Polo (2)

o   Rahul Gill (L16), Connecticut College Camels, 3-9, JHU and Washington & Jefferson

o   Isher Gill, (L16), GWU Colonials (10-8) beat MIT 11-9 and lost to Brown 11-12

Winter Sports

Basketball –LNB Pro A Basketball Champions League

Darion Atkins (L 11) SIG Strasburg, France

 

Ice Hockey

 

o   AHL

Sam Anas (L11) Iowa Wild

 

o   USHL Hockey

Patrick Giles (L*18) US National U18 (4-2) has 1G and 3As, in 5 games

 

 

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Landon Football 6 Bullis 21

Two undefeated teams met at Triplett Field at Bordley Stadium and the Bulldogs emerged with the W.

The Bears O had difficulty moving the ball as Bullis hit every runner, passer and receiver that they encountered.

The Bear D, however, stymied the Bulldogs’ vaunted offense. The visitors from Potomac averaged almost 37 points against their opponents; the Landon defenders held the other team to 14 offensive points. They shut out the ‘Dogs for the 1st and 4th quarters while recording several TFLs and an interception. The defense scored Landon’s only TD on a 58 yard fumble return by Jalen Williams in the last 12 minutes of the game.

 

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BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 10.08.2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bears are getting photographed!!! P*

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Football extends shutout to 8 consecutive quarters on way to 39-0 O’Connell win
  • Soccer beats SSSA and EHS
  • THEME: Bears are featured in pictures (P*)
  • Bears making trax in college golf football, soccer and water polo

o   Duke highlights Freshman Evan Katz, P*

o   Connecticut College has Rahul Gill as the featured photo for game report P*

o   Bear v. Bear in soccer with Charles Branche III’s OWU Battlin’ Bishops beating Taylor Diaz Allegheny’s Gators 1-0

  • Bears making trax in professional hoops, AHL and USHL

o   Darion Atkins (L11) speaks for his team in a promo clip P*

o   Sam Anas (L11) is photographed for Iowa Wild P*

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o   Fall Sports

–   Varsity Cross Country— had a big meet on Monday Whitman, BCC & Churchill @ Landon

–   Varsity Football— beat O’Connell 39-0 to go 5-0. The Bear D did not allow the Knights to get a 1st down until the 4th Q, recorded 6 TFLs, 1 Caused Fumble (Evan Murray) and a Pick Six (Jelani Machen). The offense averaged 5.8 yards per carry.

[Oh, by the way, the JV is 4-0]

–   Varsity Soccer— (9-1-3; WaPo#7) beat SSSA 3-0 (3 goals- Parker, Kupka and Hamman; 3 assists- Johnson, Lotstein and Hamman; 3 saves-Freed) and then beat EHS 1-0 on unassisted goal by Hugh McLaughlin IV . According to WaPo, Johnson and Hamman are among the top 10 in scoring.

–   Water Polo—no matches this past week.

 

BEAR TRACKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Sports

 

 

  • Football (10) 4 Bears played

o   Jules Desroches (L14) DL, Kenyon College Lords (0-5) lost to Ohio Wesleyan 7-62, dnp

 

o   Paul Padalino (L14), LB, Richmond Spiders (3-2), beat Albany 41-38 in O/T,dnp

o   Kolby Williams (L14), LB, Richmond SPIDERS (3-2), beat Albany 41-38 in O/T, dnp

o   Dominque Seagears (L14), CB, Trinity Bantams, (4-0). beat Williams 23-41, started 1 tackle

o   Joe Gagnon (L16) DL, Washington & Lee (3-2); beat Washington (Mo.) 28-21, played

o   Mark Ebo, (L16), DL, College of the Holy Cross, Crusaders (2-3), lost to Monmouth 36-48, played, one tackle

o   Keith Simms, (L16), LB, University of Oregon Ducks (4-2) lost to Washington State ,dnp, redshirt?

o   Maanik Lal (L17), Bucknell University (2-3); LB bye week

o   Jack Porter (L17), Dickinson College (1-4), WR, won McDaniel 13-10 , played and assisted on a KO return tackle.

  • Golf

o   John Kalavritinos (L17), Bucknell, Bucknell Cup; John’s rehabbing

o   Evan Katz (L17), bye week

Freshman Features: Evan Katz P*

 

 

 

 

 

  • PERSONAL:Born Evan Maxamilian Katz on July 1, 1998 in Washington, D.C. … son of Marcia and Aaron Katz … father graduated from Duke in 1984 … member of the Cum Laude Society.
  • 12 Questions with Evan Katz
    • 1.Biggest accomplishment in golf to date: Being an Honorable Mention Rolex All American in High School
    • 2. Something I’d like Duke fans to know about me: I have a twelve-year old Chocolate Lab named Duke
    • 3. Greatest strength as a golfer: Ball control
    • 4. If I didn’t play golf, the sport/activity you would find me playing/doing: Probably playing baseball
    • 5. Pre-round superstition/ritual: Not too superstitious
    • 6. Anticipated major: Undecided, maybe psychology
    • 7. What I like to do in my free time: Workout or sleep
    • 8. Favorite TV Show: Friends
    • 9. Favorite professional athlete: Jordan Spieth
    • 10. Job I’d like outside of golf: No clue
    • 11. Follow me on Instagram: evan__katz (two underscores)
    • 12. Why I chose Duke: My dream school; in fact, read something the other day that I wrote in fifth grade about my goals and one of mine was to attend Duke, so it was an easy choice when it worked out. It’s been a life-long goal.

 

o   Mike Blasey (L16), Davidson

 

  • Rugby (3)

Nick Blasey (L16) scrum half for the 2nd XV/b side at Dartmouth Rugby Football Club 1st game 9/23 Harvard

Wesley Pan (L16) VA Tech (3-0) played Georgetown 9/9

Ben Goodfriend (L16) Washington University Griffins, St. Louis

  • Soccer (2)

o   Taylor Diaz (L15), Allegheny College Gators (3-7). lost to Wabash 0-2, played

Bear v. Bear OWU beat Alleghany 1-0 both Taylor and Charles played; Charles started and had 2 shots

o   Charles Branche III (L16), Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops (6-5), lost to Thomas Moore, 1-2, started and had a shot.

Water Polo (2)

o   Rahul Gill (L16), Connecticut College Camels, 2-8, lost to Chapman 10-18, Rahul had a goal; lost to Claremont 1-17. CC showed this Gill as the cover shot for the game report. P*

Brown vs. Conn College Camels Men’s Water Polo at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.

o   Isher Gill, (L16), GWU Colonials (9-6) beat JHU 20-10

Winter Sports

Basketball –LNB Pro A Basketball Champions League

Darion Atkins (L 11) SIG Strasburg, France looks like regular season starts Neuf Octobre. Darion is featured in a promotional clip P*:

 

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Ice Hockey

 

o   AHL

Sam Anas (L11) Iowa Wild being photographed P*, lost to Milwaukee Admirals 2-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

o   USHL Hockey

Patrick Giles (L*18) US National U18 (4-2) has 1G and 3As, in 5 games

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Landon Football 39 O’Connell 0

Landon finished its pre-IAC season on an up note—a shutout (the 3rd so far), scoring more than 30 points for the 4th time and an encouraging 5-0 record. Turning to the conference starts with Bullis (5-0 defeating a previously  undefeated St. Mary’s Ryken tonight.)

The Friday match up was at the Knights’ 1st rate stadium, greeted by very friendly School representatives. The school’s priest made an eloquent invocation and a student sang the National Anthem beautifully. The Bishop J. O’Connell kicked off.

Landon received the ball and started out inauspiciously—on the second play, they fumbled, giving the Knights great field positions. The Bear D was ready and forced a FG attempt of 28 yards, which missed.

Taking the ball on their own 20 yards, our O moved 80 yards in 4 plays. The big gain was a 50 yard run by Tyler Smith. Bogged down by 3 penalties, the possession passed to BJO on a failed 4th down attempt.

The Blue team had two incomplete passes (one because Joey Epstein rocked the Knight receiver) followed by an interception by Jalen Williams.

The Bears started only 22 yards from a TD, 5 plays resulted in a score. The final 11 yards were run by Zayd Delane for a score @3:12. PAT was good to make it BEARS 7 KNIGHTS 0 @3:13

The visitors’ stifling D pushed their opponents backwards and Jelani Cross earned a -5 TFL. BJO punted the ball again. Landon held the ball for 6 plays but returned the ball to their hosts—pushing the game into the 2nd Q.

END OF 1ST Q BEARS 7 KNIGHTS O

Something clicked of the visitors over the next 12 minutes.

Getting the ball on the home team’s 42, a run, a pass and two runs (Joey, John Geppert to Tommy Baldwin, Bryce Baylor) ended in a 12 yard TD (John G) for a TD. PAT good @4:57 BEARS 14 KNIGHTS 0

After two Knight plays later, a pass was picked by Jelani Machen for a TD @ 8:51. PAT good to make it BEARS 21 KNIGHTS 0

The home team went three and out, followed by a Bear interception, a Knights three-and-out, a Bear fumble and a home team.

With 2:23 remaining, Landon mounted a 57 yard drive with three 1st downs, penalties assessed to both teams, but a couple of key plays and a John G to Tommy Baldwin 10 yard TD pass @ 0:14. The PAT missed. BEARS 27 KIGHTS 0

The Knights got off two plays to end the 2nd Q

HALFTIME BEARS 27 KNIGHTS 0

[Bear PK Davis Walker let to go help the Landon Soccer team 1-0]

Joey kicked off to the home team, but successive Landon TFLs (Joey/Jelani C and Alexander Hagerup/Jelani C) pushed the Knights back 15 yards. The BJO punt set the visitors on the O’Connell 30. Five plays, including a 4th down scramble for 5 yards by John G and QB to Tommy B for 18 yards, put the ball on the 1 yard line. A QB sneak went over the goal line. To atone for the previous missed PAT, Landon unsuccessfully attempted a 2 point PAT. @7:01 BEARS 33 KNIGHTS 0

The next kick off led to a Knights 3-and-out; TFLs by Teddy Bou and Jelani C forced another punt.

This time the visitors in 6 downs gained 4 first downs. The big runs were by Bryce Baylor (+17), Tyler Smith (+19). Bryce (+10), Joey E (=3), and the TD Bryce (+3) @ 1:27 BEARS 39 KNIGHTS O

At this score margin, the clock ran and before the kick off, the time moved into the last period.

END OF 3RD Q BEARS 39 KNIGHTS O

After the second play of this stanza, the home team registered their first 1st down. They held the ball for 13 plays and gained 55 yards. However, Evan Murray stopped the penetration with a TFL and a Caused Fumble. Six other new Bears played defense. Equally a flood of untested Landon players worked the four plays on O.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 39 KNIGHTS 0

 

BEARS O STATISTICS

RUNNING

Player                 carries                yards         TD

Geppert               9                           57               1

Machen               9                           56               1

Smith                   4                           42

Baylor                  3                           24               1

Herbert                1                           14

Epstein                4                           14

Armstrong           2                           13

Brown                  1                           7

Delane                3                           2                 1

 

PASSING

Passer                attempts             completions       yards         TD

Geppert               8                           4                           44               1

Receiver             catches              yards         TD

Baldwin               3                           37               1

Harley                  1                           7

DEFENSIVE

INTERCEPTIONS

Defensive Player

Jalen Williams Interception 26 yards TD

 

 

 

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BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 10.01.2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bears moving into the Autumn

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Football beats St. Christopher’s 42-0
  • Soccer beats Bullis and then ties Prep
  • 7 Bears playing for USA (5 lacrosse [USMA, USNA]1 hockey)
  • Bears making trax in college golf football, soccer and water polo

o   Raul Gill nets 4 for the Camels in a loss.

o   The teams of all three golfers (Kalavritinos, Katz, Blasey) playing in invitationals

  • Bears making trax in hoops, hockey and USHL

o   Darion Atkins (L11) starts Strasburg in France

o   Sam Anas (L11) hits the ice for the Iowa Wild as an Assistant Captain.

o   Fall lacrosse: Alexander Rhoads (L05), Drennan Greene (L16),[USMA] Nate Buller, Justin Schockey, Shane Corcoran and Cam James (all L17)[USNA]

o   Patrick Giles (L**18) is playing for the US National team U18

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o   Fall Sports

–   Varsity Cross Country— has a big meet on Monday Whitman, BCC & Churchill @ Landon

 

–   Varsity Football— beat St. Christopher’s 42-0 to go 4-0. The Bear D did not allow the Saints to cross the 50 yard line until the 3rd Q and the offense earned over 400 yards.

 

 

 

 

[Oh, by the way, the JV is 3-0]

 

–   Varsity Soccer— (6-1-3) beat Bullis 5-1 [Landon @ Bullis Soccer Game Highlights][Davis 2Gs, Johnson 1G, Parker 1G 2 As, Hamman 1G, 1A, Kupka 1A]  and then tied GP 1-1 [Johnson 1G, Parker 1A        after 2 O/Ts].

–   Water Polo—no matches this past week.

BEAR TRACKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Sports 

  • Football (10)

o   Jules Desroches (L14) DL, Kenyon College Lords (0-4) has a bye week

 

o   Paul Padalino (L14), LB, Richmond Spiders (2-2), has a bye week

o   Kolby Williams (L14), LB, Richmond SPIDERS (2-2), has a bye week

o   Dominque Seagears (L14), CB, Trinity Bantams, (3-0) beat Williams 17-9, started and broke up 2 passes and had 2 tackles.

o   Joe Gagnon (L16) DL, Washington & Lee (2-2); lost to Emery & Henry 42-45

o   Mark Ebo, (L16), DL, College of the Holy Cross, Crusaders (2-2), loses to Lafayette 7-10 with FG at 0:00,dnp.

o   Keith Simms, (L16), LB, University of Oregon Ducks (4-1) beat California 45-24 dnp, redshirt?

o   Maanik Lal (L17), Bucknell University (2-3); LB; lost to Monmouth 13-35, dnp

o   Jack Porter (L17), Dickinson College (1-4), WR, Susquehanna 7-38.

  • Golf

o   John Kalavritinos (L17), Bucknell, at McDonald Cup

o   Evan Katz (L17), Duke at the Nike Intercollegiate Invitational

o   Mike Blasey (L16), Davidson at Firestone Invitational.

 

  • Rugby (3) MORE?

Nick Blasey (L16) scrum half for the 2nd XV/b side at Dartmouth Rugby Football Club 1st game 9/23 Harvard

Wesley Pan (L16) VA Tech (3-0) played Georgetown 9/9

Ben Goodfriend (L16) Washington University Griffins, St. Louis

  • Soccer (2)

o   Taylor Diaz (L15), Allegheny College Gators (3-6). lost to Geneva 0-1, played; Wabash today

o   Charles Branche III (L16), Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops (6-4), lost to Capital 0-1, dnp. beat Wooster 2-1, started

Water Polo (2)

o   Rahul Gill (L16), Connecticut College Camels, 2-6 beat Monmouth 61-13 lost to Salem International 20-18  Rahul Gill (Bethesda, Md.) … most notably had four goals apiece.

o   Isher Gill, (L16), GWU Colonials (8-6) lost to Fordham 8-7 and beat JHU 20-10; beat Wagner 19-12

Winter Sports

o  
LNB Pro A
Basketball Champions League

 Darion Atkins (L 11) SIG Strasburg, France lost first game 57-79, Darion started, played 21 minutes, 6 points and 3 rebounds

 

o   AHL

Sam Anas (L11) Iowa Wild wore the A in a preseason match

o   USHL Hockey

Patrick Giles (L*18) US National U18 (4-0) has 1G and 2 As, playing Notre Dame today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports (Fall Ball)

  • Lacrosse

Drennan Greene (L16) USMA had 1G, 1A in scrimmage against alumni which included Alexander Rhoads (L05) 2 assists… 1 highlight reel hit (received)18 Advils taken in the 48 hours since

 

 

 

 

 

Nate Buller, Justin Schockey, Shane Corcoran and Cam James (all L17) play for NAPS. Cam is scheduled for another knee operation.

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Landon Football 42 St. Christopher’s 0

The boys from St. Christopher’s traveled almost 3 hours to Bethesda, MD, a path which Coach Padalino took several years ago to become the Bears’ head coach. The Saints (3-1) in the tough Virginia Prep League were not greeted nicely by Landon.

The home team won the toss and took the unusual step of choosing to receive (most teams defer). The coaches’ decision proved propitious; for the O took the ball 65 yards in 8 plays. Most of inception points for the Bear RBs were between the tackles. Gains of 5,8,8,6, 7,2,12 and 8 (Joey Epstein, John Geppert and Tyler Smith) were the results of great blocking and of runners who would not go down at the 1st Saint hit, The TD was scored by John G, 8 yards @ 7:15. The PAT team of Austen Schnider (LS), Tommy Baldwin (holder) and Davis Walker (PK) made the score BEARS 7 SAINTS 0

Perhaps the visitors had not yet recovered from their bus ride, but the second play after the kickoff, the Saints’ QB fumbled and JD Desroches recovered the ball only 24 yards from their goal line. A nice run by Bryce Baylor set up an inside reverse with Jelani Machen getting the ball and sprinting the final 20 yards for TD #2. The PAT team repeated their earlier success @ 5:45 to make it Bears 14 Saints 0

Landon’s 2nd kickoff pinned the Saints far away from their end zone. It also moved the Quarter to #2. [ THIS PERIOD MAY HAVE BEEN THE ONLY PENALTY-FREE 12 MINUTES FOR THE 2017 SEASON.]

END OF 1ST Q BEARS 14 SAINTS 0

Alex Hagerup made the visitors’ goal even further away when he recorded a TFL.  Another Saints’ punt gave the home team good field position. The O moved the line to gain 30 yards, but stalled. Davis tried a 30 yard FG, but missed.

Joey and then Josh Chapman caught the Richmond players in their back field, thus forcing another punt.

In less than 4 minutes of clock time and 77 yards, Landon crossed the goal line again.  7 runs by 4 backs (John G, Jelani M, Bryce, and Brown Anglin) brought the visitors’ defenders up close the line of scrimmage. [Oh, by the way, Landon incurred its 1st penalty of the game after 18 minutes of plays without referee flags being thrown,] On 3rd and 16, John G dropped back and threw a 40 yard TD pass to Tyler @ 5:32. The PAT team nailed another conversion to make it BEARS 21 SAINTS 0

The Saint Christopher’s O had another rough possession. Joey recovered a fumble to establish good field position.  The home team got two quick 1st downs, stalled and punted. The Red and White Saints tried to test the opponents’ D with short passes, but their third attempt went incomplete. The home team was poised to earn another TD with 1:35 remaining until half. Three Bear penalties impeded their drive.

HALFTIME BEARS 21 SAINTS 0

The Saints’ coach used his half time well and his offense gained enough yards to break into the Landon ½ of the field for the first time. After a Landon time out, the D stiffened. Mo Sillah and Jelani Cross deposited opponents on their backs in their backfield.

A punt only moved the Bear point of control to the Saints’ 48 yard line. Four runs and one pass completed the journey to TD land. Joey bulled his way over the last yard @ 7:23. PAT good — BEARS 28 SAINTS 0

The visitors showed some O spark on its next possession. On 4th and 2 at the 7 yard line, they were on the brink of scoring. Bears Joey and Josh disagreed and stopped the drive with a TFL.

The Bear ground game had the benefit of having worn down their opponents’ D. Gains (+12, +4, +37, +3, +5, +1) by Bryce, John G, Zayd Delane and Joey E). The last yards were the work of the senior. For the PAT, Gregg Johnson made a guest appearance as the LS and it was good. BEARS 35 SAINTS 0 and END of the 3rd Q

The last quarter was under running time under the IAC rules. The last 12 minutes moved more quickly.

The Saints tried three consecutive passes. One was about to be caught but Archie Ross showed his athletic talents by leaping to knock the ball down.

New numbers populated the Bears’ O with Tristan Armstrong, Justin Herbert, Jake Davidson and Gerney Johnson getting time with the ball. Their first exercise was not successful. The Bear D got the ball back after four Saints’ tries. Once again with the ball, Brown turned the corner and beat all of the defenders for a 39 TD @ 1:22. PAT good Bears 42 Saints 0

Before the next play could be started, the clock read 0:00.

 

STATISTICS

 

RUSHING

runner                 carries               yards                   TD

Anglin Brown      7                           96                        1

Bryce Baylor       7                           93

John Geppert      7                           65                        2

Jelani Machen    4                           43                        1

Joey Epstein       9                           25                        2

Tyler Smith          2                           11

Justin Herbert     2                           7

Gerney Johnson 1                           4

 

PASSING

passer                attempts             receptions          TD

Geppert               8                           5                           1

receiver              catches              yards                   TD

Smith                   2                           49                        1

Archie Russ        1                           25

Jelan Williams     1                           9

Epstein                1                           -3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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