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Seneca Valley Wins Rumble with the ‘Rines

Seneca Valley once again cruised to an easy victory as they dispatched their neighbor to the northeast, the 3-2 Watkins Mill Wolverines 42-21, on the strength of senior running back phenom Adrian Platt.

Fresh off his record-setting nine touchdown performance last week, Platt ran for four touchdowns in the first half. However, even if Seneca Head Coach Fred Kim wanted to rest Platt, fate conspired to keep the Platt in the game.

Seneca marched the ball down the field on their opening drive with a combination of runs from Platt, roll outs by quarterback Zack Robinson, and pounding runs by senior change-of-pace back Darius Golston. When the Screaming Eagles moved to the Watkins Mill 10-yard line, Golston ran the ball to the endzone but was injured on a clean hit by Wims Daquan.

The touchdown put Seneca Valley up 7-0 early in the first quarter.

It looked like Golston’s left knee hyperextended on the touchdown run. The hit took Golston out of the game. He was able to walk off the field with assistance, and seen walking gingerly on the sideline, but was later carted from the Seneca Valley sideline to go for medical treatment.

With Golston out, it left a Coach Kim with a clear choice to keep Adrian Platt in the game. Platt would get on the board with a 21-yard scamper to the outside to extend the lead to 13-0. The kick failed. The score was set up by a 53-yard Platt run to put the Eagles in scoring position.