Record Breaking Night for Platt as Seneca Mauls Magruder
Seneca Valley’s senior running back Adrian Platt broke the Maryland State record for the most rushing touchdowns in a game, scoring nine touchdowns in Friday night’s 69-14 victory over Magruder. Platt also broke the Maryland State record for most points by a single player with 54.
The Screaming Eagles scored 21 points on just seven plays from scrimmage in the first quarter. After receiving the opening kick-off, it took Platt and the Seneca offense just three plays and 34 seconds to score.
After a Magruder punt, Platt was in the endzone again just two plays later. He took a handoff from quarterback Zack Robinson and ran off tackle for a 65-yard touchdown to extend the Seneca Valley lead to 14-0.
While Platt scored nine touchdowns, he was not the only one to find the promised land in Friday night’s game. Seneca’s third touchdown came on a 70-yard pass play from senior quarterback Zack Robinson to Sal Sirleaf. Robinson found Sirleaf in the flat and Sirleaf out ran the Magruder defense to put the Eagles up 21-0, after running just seven offensive plays.
On the next Magruder possession, Seneca Valley’s Mohammed Jalloh step in front of a sophomore quarterback Michael Peterwas pass and returned it to the Magruder 22 yard line. Platt would have his third touchdown in the first quarter two plays later, and Seneca was up 28-0, and there was still 5:11 second in the first quarter.
Everything seemed to go Seneca’s way on Friday night. After a Magruder punt, Seneca Valley’s Zack Robinson threw a long pass, but a Magruder defender stepped in front for a sure interception, but the ball ricocheted off his chest and fell right into the waiting arms of Seneca’s Mohammad Jalloh. Jalloh was able to scamper for another 30-yards to set up a Platt’s fourth touchdown of the first quarter. Two plays later, Platt drove over the goal line to extend the score to 35-0.
Less than a minute later Platt was in the endzone again. At the end of the first quarter, Seneca was on top of Magruder 42-0. Platt would score three more touchdowns in the third quarter and one in the fourth quarter to break the Maryland State record for touchdowns in a single game.
Seneca Valley Head Coach Fred Kim said in Tweet, “So honored & proud to be part of Adrian Platt breaking the state TD record in a game. A collective and selfless effort by the team.
Magruder would get on the scoreboard in the third quarter with a long run by Fasineh Turay and a touchdown from Tony Miaoudou, but it was too little too late for the Colonels.
Seneca Valley came into Friday night’s game with a 3-1 record, while young Magruder team was 0-4 in the 2017 season.
Video of the record breaking run. Courtesy Seneca Valley Principal Dr. Marc Cohen.
Top: Seneca Valley’s Adrian Platt (7) broke the Maryland State record for rushing touchdowns in a single game, scoring nine on Friday against the Magruder Colonels in a 69-14 victory.
Next: Seneca receiver Sal Sirleaf (27) streaks down the sideline to score after catching a Zack Robinson pass.
Next: The miraculous reception. Robinson’s pass bounced off the chest of Magruder’s Tony Miaoudou (1) and into the hands of Seneca’s Mohammed Jalloh (18) to set up Platt’s fourth touchdown of the game.
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