After three straight losses to non-conference opponents, the Yorktown Patriots returned to the winners’ bracket Oct. 1 with a Liberty District blowout road victory over the McLean Highlanders.
Yorktown won the high-school football game 42-0 behind a strong running game and tough defense to even its overall record at 3-3 and improve to 2-0 in the league.
The Patriots gained 267 yards rushing and were comfortably ahead 28-0 at halftime.
“We were able to run the ball well and we got back to what we do well,” Yorktown coach Bruce Hanson said. “Our defense played very well, they didn’t pass the ball very much and we kind of dominated right from the start.”
On defense, Yorktown intercepted three passes – going to Sam Keenan, Gabriel Miller and Miles Rosman – and held McLean to only 91 total yards, including just 24 and no first downs in the first half.
McLean fell to 1-5, 0-2.
Yorktown’s’ leading rusher was Xandar Starks with 107 yards and two touchdowns. Miles Fang ran for 70 yards and a TD, Tyler Randles ran for 42, James Midberry for 33 and one score and quarterback James Yoest for 15.
Yoest was 4 of 8 passing for 50 yards and a touchdown pass of eight yards to Mason Cunningham (three catches 31 yards). Midberry had one catch and Tomas Edmeades booted six extra points.
Another TD for Yorktown was a 97-yard kickoff return by Miles Fang to open the second half.
* The Wakefield Warriors (2-3, 1-0) did not play their Liberty District road game against the Herndon Hornets on Oct. 1 because of COVID issue regarding Wakefield. The decision not to play was made midafteroon on Oct. 1.
It has not yet been determined if the contest will be made up, and when.
* The Washington-Liberty Generals (0-5, 0-2) had a bye this weekend and did not play. The Generals return to action Oct. 8 against the also winless Langley Saxons, also 0-5.