BALTIMORE— National Christian Academy got a lot of help from several places all over the field and rolled to a 52-14 victory over Gwynn Park (1-2) on Sept. 14. The Eagles improved to 3-0 with the victory.
Quarterback Jalen Lea completed nine of 17 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown in the win. But the Eagles received plenty of punch from their running game, which totaled 200 yards on 31 carries and scored three touchdowns.
Senior running back Jason Mackall paced the ground game with 125 yards on just 11 carries – including a 70-yard run – and scored one touchdown. Eagles Jaylen Johnson and Myles Miree also ran for touchdowns. Wide receiver Damion Farmer had the only touchdown reception of the day. The defense also helped out by finishing with seven sacks.
The Eagles blew the game open in the second half including scoring 30 points in the fourth quarter. National Christian will next take a road trip, going up to Baltimore to take on the McDonogh School (1-2) on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
Dematha/Canada Prep Game Called Off; Wise Restart Win Streak
DeMatha High School (2-1) was scheduled to take on Canada Prep Academy on Sept. 15 but the game was canceled. The move was announced on the school’s Twitter page but no official reason was given.
Up next for the Stags is a road game versus Friendship Collegiate Academy (3-0), which will be played at Anacostia High School on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.
In addition, Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School’s football team (1-1) had an off week off as the Pumas were supposed to play Bladensburg, who is not fielding a varsity team this season. But Wise is getting ready for a Sept 22 away match-up at Laurel (1-2) at 2 p.m.
Last year’s 4A state champions are going to try and start a new winning streak after their last one, a 43-game run, was stopped by Calvert Hall (4-0) in Baltimore on Sept. 8. Originally scheduled for the night before, the Cardinals got past Wise, 19-14, in a game that had to be moved back due to lightning and rain concerns.