OXON HILL – The Potomac Wolverines ravaged the Forestville Knights by the way of a potent rushing attack and a second half aerial assault en route to a 33-0 shutout victory. Potomac quarterback Javonte Howard had an amazing day passing with a limited number of attempts. He finished the game completing 8-of-13 passing attempts for […]
OXON HILL – The Potomac Wolverines ravaged the Forestville Knights by the way of a potent rushing attack and a second half aerial assault en route to a 33-0 shutout victory.
Potomac quarterback Javonte Howard had an amazing day passing with a limited number of attempts. He finished the game completing 8-of-13 passing attempts for 229 yards and four touchdowns. Calil Wilkins had a monster day for Potomac as well, as he rushed for 161 yards on 11 carries. Wilkins also accounted for 46 yards receiving, including a receiving touchdown.
The game started off rather slow after both teams managed one scoreless possession in the opening frame. With just under nine minutes remaining in the second quarter, Howard threw the only touchdown of the first half to Desoto Mckenzie for a 45-yard score to put the Wolverines up 7-0.
“My performance was good. I could have done a little bit better blocking. I just wanted to have a good game,” Mckenzie said.
Potomac blew the game wide open in the second half. Howard threw three touchdowns in the third quarter to put Potomac up 27-0 and the team never looked back.
“Playing a team like this, you can underestimate them because you look at their record,” Howard said. “But at the end of the day, you have to play them like any other team and play hard.”
The half’s first score came on the opening drive when Howard found Ta’yon Fleet-Davis for a 25-yard catch and run. Just over a minute later, Potomac forced a turnover on a monster hit from Kevin Thompson. Thompson finished the day with two-and-a-half sacks and was a force to be reckoned with. The turnover led to Howard finding Wilkins for a 30-yard touchdown reception on a flare route.
“I think my performance was good today, but I think I could do a little bit better staying low and getting past more blocks,” Thompson said. “I think overall I did well. Playoffs are our dream. We want to go to states and win states and beat every team in there. Be champions. That’s our dream to go to states.”
Wilkins was also happy with his performance.
“My performance was exceptional,” Wilkins said. “I still gave it my all. On the reception, we talked about it all week at practice with the check downs. (Head Coach Ronnie Crump) told me to run a flare and I did and he checked down.”
Forestville punted back to Potomac with just under four minutes remaining and Howard found speedster Andre Hall for a 32-yard touchdown.
Following the score, Forestville mustered its best scoring chance of the entire afternoon after a huge return. Forestville drove all the way down to the Potomac one-yard-line, but turned the ball over on downs.
Howard continued to feed his beast in Wilkins and the Wolverines facilitated a 99-yard drive to add to the final score. Backup running back Brian Blount pounded it in from one-yard out to make it 33-0.
Forestville was dismal the entire contest. The Knights turned the ball over five times and punted on their other four possessions.
Potomac finishes its season 8-2 overall and are locked into a playoff spot by finishing in first place in the division.
“Making the playoffs, I’m looking forward to winning every game and getting these seniors a ring. It’s their last year and everybody wants to play hard and win the whole thing,” Howard said.
Crump is also ready for playoffs to begin Potomac will go on to face Magruder in the first round.
“We had about 11 guys taking the SATs, so I knew we were getting off to a slow start,” Crump said. “They picked it up by the end of the first half and turned it on in the second half. They rose to the occasion and put it together.”
Potomac 0 7 20 6 – 33
Forestville 0 0 0 0 – 0
P – Javonte Howard 45-yard TD pass to Desoto Mckenzie
P – Howard 25-yard TD pass to Ta’yon Fleet-Davis
P – Howard 30-yard TD pass to Calil Wilkins
P – Howard 32-yard TD pass to Andre Hal
P – Brian Blount 1-yard TD run