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Langley, Marshall prevail with football wins

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Quarterback Brendan Mansinne passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns as the host Langley Saxons (1-1) defeated the Herndon Hornets, 14-7, March 5 in Liberty District high-school football action.

His scoring passes covered 24 yards to Colin Affleck and eight yards to Michael Hoeymans, who had eight catches for 63 yards. Affleck had five catches for 92 yards. Gabe Goldstein also caught a couple of big passes for the Saxons.

Langley gained 304 total yards and the Saxons’ defense limited Herndon to 138 yards.

The win was the first for Dave Murray as a head high-school coach, taking over the Langley program this season.

* The Marshall Statesmen (1-1, 1-1) nipped the visiting Wakefield Warriors (2-1, 1-1), 19-18, March 5 in National District action. Wakefield is the defending league champion.

Marshall’s Nakia Wilson clinched the win with an interception in the final two minutes, then the Statesmen ran out the clock.

Marshall quarterback Patrick Margiotta had a big game, rushing for 141 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns, and he threw a scoring pass of 42 yards to Wilson, who rushed for 22 yards.

Marshall’s Matthew Shutello had 13 yards rushing, Luke Plawin caught two passes and Robert Herrera one for 35.

The Statesmen led 13-12 at halftime. Wakefield was unsuccessful on all three of its conversion attempts.

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