LANHAM – The quarterback-wide receiver duo of Raymond Jenkins and Carlvainsky Decius combined for five touchdowns, leading Parkdale High School to a 60-26 victory over DuVal High School on Sept. 14.
The Panthers offense was unstoppable the entire game and much of its success can be credited to Jenkins and Decius. As the team’s general, Jenkins excelled on the ground, rushed seven times for 61 yards and scored two touchdowns.
However, through the air, the senior quarterback found Decius for nine receptions for 190 yards and three touchdowns.
Parkdale came out firing on the opening play of the game as Jenkins threw a deep pass play to Decius for a long gain, coming short of the end zone. The senior quarterback returned to his wide receiver for a quick reception for the first of many touchdowns in the contest.
“We’ve been working real hard this offseason,” said Jenkins. “Hot summer days, even after practice if it’s running a few routes or vice versa. We both just know what it takes to be the guys to make plays for the team.”
DuVal’s defense had moments of success midway through the second quarter when junior defensive end Kavon Davis forced a fumble and returned possession back to the Tigers offense. They capitalized right away on the following drive with freshman Christopher Gill setting up a short pass play with junior wide receiver Ryane Birun.
Before DuVal could build more momentum, Decius stunned the Tigers’ home crowd by returning the following kickoff for a touchdown to give the Panthers a 16-6 lead.
After halftime, Parkdale scored 44 points to seal the victory against its rival. Its defense limited DuVal to two more additional scores, despite quarterbacks Jayden Sewell and Joshua Ikerionwu throwing for 271 yards.
“Carl Decius and Raymond Jenkins, they really came to play,” said Panthers Head Coach Stan Hall. “They are the keys to our team and we have a pretty good line but we need to get some depth but DuVal has been beating us for the past 10 years and we had to come out and put on a good show.”
In Week 3, Parkdale will host Oxon Hill High School while DuVal will take on Bowie. Both games are on Sept. 21.