The Jags scored early and often on Friday night as Northwest celebrated homecoming with a 47-14 victory over the Whitman Vikings in Germantown. The Jags also earned Head Coach Mike Neubeiser his 70th win at the helm of Northwest.
Northwest came into Friday night’s matchup with a record of 6-1, while the Vikings were hoping for their fourth win of the season. The Jags got started the scoring started early with a 51-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jack Anders to senior receiver A.J. Woods. It would be the first of Woods’ two touchdowns on the night.
A Whitman fumble on the next possession would set up the Jags would great field position. Northwest would start from the Whitman 23, and Anders would extend the lead to 13-0 on a one-yard QB sneak.
The Vikings would threaten, moving the ball down inside the Northwest 10, but Jaguar defense would stop them on fourth down at the six-yard line. The Jags would end the first quarter with a 20-0 lead thanks to Isaiah Bishop’s 95-yard touchdown run.
Northwest would score again on an Ajahni Terry touchdown run to expand the lead to 27-0. Terry had two touchdown runs in the game.
A.J. Woods’ second touchdown was a 15-yard run to make the score 35-0, which was sandwiched between Terry’s two scores. Terry’s second touchdown was a 35-yard dash to bring the score to 41-0.
Whitman would find the end zone in the third quarter to cut the score to 41-7 before Northwest’s Rodrick James would run for a four-yard touchdown to end the Jags scoring at 47.
Next week, the Jags would host their arch-rivals the Quince Orchard Cougars in the Battle of the Big Cats at the Black Hole in Germantown. Both teams are 7-1 with their only losses to private schools. The Cougars lost to Bulls 22-14 back on Sept. 21, and the Jags fell to Our Lady of Good Counsel 56-7 on Sept. 28. Quince Orchard is averaging 45 points per game, and have been held under 40 just twice — the Bullis game and a 24-8 victory over Paint Branch on Oct. 5. The Battle of the Big Cats is slated for 7:00 pm start on Friday, Oct. 26.
In other Germantown football news, the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles lost their seventh straight game at Churchill High School on Friday. The Bulldogs held the Eagles to just six points in a 42-6 victory in Potomac. Seneca will travel to face 8-0 Damascus next Friday, who will be looking to extend their 50 game winning streak. Damascus is coming off a 42-9 victory over Walter Johnson on Friday. The Swarmin’ Hornets now hold the nation’s longest football winning streak, following Lamar (Mo.) High School’s 24-21 loss to Cassville (Mo.) on Friday night, Damascus High School now has the longest active winning streak of any high school in the United States with 50 straight victories.
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