North Point football shuts out Northern
Eagles get seventh straight win, take Potomac Division title, earn third seed in 4A East playoffs
The North Point foot- ball team capped off the 2016 regular season with a 49-0 victory over the visiting Northern Patriots in a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Potomac Division contest.
It was the seventh win in a row for North Point (9-1, 6-0 SMAC Potomac), which finished undefeated in the division for the second year in a row en route to the division title.
The Eagles now enter the Class 4A East Region playoffs as the No. 3 seed and will travel to take on second-seeded Annapolis of Anne Arundel County in Friday night’s region semifinals, scheduled for 7 p.m.
North Point was dominant on both sides of the football as it stormed out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead and went up 36-0 at halftime. It was the Ea- gles’ third shutout of the season.
North Point had 474 yards of total offense as junior dual threat quar- terback Jemichael Jones accounted for all six touchdowns scored in the game.
Entering the postsea- son, Jones has thrown for 2,158 yards and 23 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,020 yards and 14 scores.
Jones completed 7 of 8 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns with an interception. He also was the game’s leading rusher, carrying the ball 10 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns.
North Point junior Chel- en Garnes led all receiv- ers with three catches for 123 yards and one touchdown.
Sophomore receiver Malik Lawrence had two receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles.
Senior linebacker Keisean Wilson led North Point on defense with 10 tackles in the game.
Northern (1-9, 0-6), which only had 162 yards of total offense, was led by junior running back Xavier Harris with 76 yards on 17 carries. Senior quarterback Gunnar Christianson was held to just 25 yards passing on four completions.