The Blake Bengals defeated Seneca Valley for the first time in the school’s history on Thursday night. The Bengals capitalized on two turnovers to beat the Screamin’ Eagles by a score of 31-6.
Blake got on the board early in the first quarter, after an interception led to a six yard touchdown run, followed by two-point conversion to give the Bengals a 8-0. This was followed by a 75-yard drive ending with another touchdown to extend the lead to 15-0 at halftime.
The second half began much like the first half, with an interception which lead to another Blake touchdown and two-point conversion. The Bengals extended the lead again to 23-0 in the third quarter.
Seneca Valley would avoid the shutout with a touchdown near the end of the third quarter to cut the lead to 23-6. Blake would stop a two-point attempt.
The Bengals capped the scoring with a six yard touchdown run and two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to set the final score at 31-6.
Blake improves to 4-1 on the season and will host winless Northwood, who lost on Thursday 41-0 to Magruder. Seneca Valley falls to 3-2 and will travel to Magruder on Friday. The Colonels are 1-4 after last week’s victory over Northwood.
Caption: Blake’s senior running back Carlton Thomas (2) ran for 102 yard and a touchdown in the Bengals’ victory over Seneca Valley on Thursday night in Gaithersburg.
Photo by Madeline McLinden