"It's All About The Game"
DMV High School and College Football Report
Robert Stephens, Special to i95Ballerz.com
October, 25th, 2011 - Howard defensive end Sackie Kerkulah stopped North Carolina A&T quarterback Lewis Kindle at the one yard line to preserve Howard’s thrilling 35-28 overtime win at Greene Stadium before a homecoming crowd of 7,068 fans.
The Bison withstood a comeback from the Aggies who trailed 13-0 at the half. North Carolina A&T scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 14-13 lead.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter to set up the overtime excitement. The Bison scored first in the overtime on a Terrence Leffall three yard run.
Howard quarterback Greg McGhee completed 21 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns, helping to secure the Bison win.
Howard improved to 4-4 on the season and is currently tie for second place in the MEAC conference at 2-2 with Florida A&M and South Carolina St.
The Bison host South Carolina St. on Saturday at 1pm.
Coolidge Colts (l. to r.) Stacy Lipkins and Dayton Pratt celebrate a play.
In other scores this weekend from the college ranks. Bethune-Cookman defeated Norfolk St. 14-6. Florida A&M edged South Carolina St. 27-24. and Hampton University defeated North Carolina Central 30-27.
Meac games this weekend include NCA&T traveling to Norfolk St.. North Carolina Central hosting Bethune-Cookman, Savannah St. welcoming Hampton and Morgan St. traveling to Delaware St.
In the chase for the big money $ BCS payoff, LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma St., Boise St. and Clemson are the current top five in the running for payday. Stanford, Kansas St. and Houston are the remaining undefeated teams in Division One. Houston (7-0) is currently ranked 17th with one loss teams in front of them.
Texas A&M, which has two losses, is ranked 16th. Oklahoma and Wisconsin fell from the unbeaten ranks this past weekend knocking themselves out of a possible national championship. Both teams can still play their way into a BCS bowl. Stay tuned, each weekend the NCAA brings us something to write about.
High school football saw Calvin Coolidge spoil Woodrow Wilson’s homecoming with a 21-7 win. Both teams were undefeated in conference play going into Saturday’s contest. The Colts used a strong defense to secure the victory.
Coolidge quarterback Femi Bamiro completed eight passes for 140 yards and one touchdown to lead the Colts to the win. Running back Stacy Lipkins scored two touchdowns as the Colts jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead.
After the game I had a chance to talk with Coolidge head coach Natalie Randolph:
What was your analysis of today’s game?
“It was not our best game. We played hard and Wilson played hard also. “They (Wilson) played a good game.
This being your second year, how much has that helped you?
“It helps me just as it would any coach; you get to know the other coaches and their teams. You have a better understanding of what is going on.”
Femi Bamiro is in his second year at quarterback. How has he matured since last year?
“He’s getting more confident every game. He can recognize things better this year.”
Last year you made the playoffs in your first year. This year you have the target on your back being undefeated how do you keep your team prepared?
“We have to keep on rolling. The goal always remains the same the (championship). We have to play Coolidge football. We want to play control football.”
The Colts, with the win, improved to 6-1 on the season, 3-0 in divisional play, and play Bell Friday at Cardozo, a contest with a 7pm start.
In other high school football scores from last week, Bell defeated Cardozo 44-18. Dunbar blanked Roosevelt 53-0. Friendship Collegiate edged North Point 15-14. HD Woodson beat Ballou 12-0. DeMatha edged Carroll 21-20. E.Roosevelt edged DuVal 14-12, and Suitland remained unbeaten, beating Bladensburg 14-12.
In other games this weekend on Friday,October, 28 starting at 7pm: Dunbar hosts Wilson, Roosevelt invites Cardozom McKinley travels to Cardozo, Spingarn travels to Anacostia. and HD Woodson hosts Friendship Collegiate in this week’s game of the week.
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