Westlake stays red-hot after routing Great Mills
Spencer tosses 3 TDs as Wolverines win 4th straight
The red-hot Westlake football team made it four wins in a row when it pounded visiting Great Mills 45-8 in a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference nondivision game on Friday night.
After splitting their first two games, the Wolverines (5-1 overall) have now won their last four games. During that span, they have allowed a paltry 5.7 points against.
The 45 points Westlake scored Friday is a new season high, eclipsing the 32 it scored in its season opener against Friendly of Prince George’s County.
The Wolverines are currently tied with La Plata for top spot in the Chesapeake Division with 2-0 conference records after the Warriors downed Lackey 26-14 in Week 6, handing the Chargers their first loss of the season.
“The key was executing the fundamentals, details and execution of assignments,” Westlake head coach Tony Zaccarelli said. “We had a couple of miscues and missed assignments that hurt us at times, but overall I was pleased with how the guys played. Our guys had to play hard. Great Mills is a team that’s constantly getting better. They fight hard, they play hard and they have a good coaching staff, so they’re going to continue to get better. It’s a big win for us.”
Westlake opened the scoring on a 5-yard run by Jordan Brumfield (11 rushes for 127 yards) in the first quarter and put the game away when Jalon Spencer (12 of 17, 205 yards) tossed three second-quarter touchdown passes in the second quarter. He found Mitchell Lewis III from five yards out, tossed a 13-yard strike to Johnathan Barnes and Andre Jackson Jr. hauled in a 21yard reception.
Lewis III made it 32-0
following a 5-yard scoring run and Nate Tyler and Collin Palmer scored on touchdown runs of 3 and 5 yards, respectively, in the fourth quarter.
Curtonio Marshall had a teamhigh four tackles and added two assists, a sack and a tackle for a loss.
The Hornets (1-5) were coming off its first win of the season in Week 5, a 42-13 drubbing of in-county rival Leonardtown.
“Absolutely [it was a big letdown],” Great Mills head coach Tyrone Bell said. “A lot of the mistakes we made were inexcusable, just guys not doing their job, poor tackling, just a whole bunch of mental errors. I was hoping we could have used that [Leonardtown] game as a stepping stone to work on our weak points, but it looked like we didn’t even practice last week.”
Matrel Mason rushed for 163 yards and scored Great Mills’ lone touchdown that went for 70 yards. The Hornets had a successful 2-point conversion as quarterback Terrel London connected with Marlin Smith. Jamari Jordan and Vincent Giles each had an interception on defense.
Great Mills will host Huntingtown at 6 p.m. Friday. The Hurricanes fell to North Point in Week 6, 19-7.
“This week is really going to define the majority of our team,” Bell said. “Are we going to stay in this cycle and be what everybody expects us to be or are we actually going to mature, get ourselves together and put this team together to play to the potential we can play at?”
Westlake had the advantage in total plays (70-30), total yards (472-166) and first downs (26-5). The two teams combined for 400 rushing yards, including 243 by the Wolverines, and five turnovers, three by the Hornets.
Westlake was a combined 8 of 13 on third-and fourth-down conversions and Great Mills converted 1 of 8.
The Wolverines will host McDonough at 7 p.m. Friday in a Chesapeake Division matchup. The Rams fell to Patuxent in Week 6, 27-14.
“I think we have a legitimate shot to continue on and being 9-1,” Zaccarelli said. “We have a lot of talent, a lot of ability and our guys need to continue to focus and take it one game at a time.”