Football: Cougars Open District Play with Win

Oakton overpowers Herndon for a 55-7 victory Friday night

The Oakton High football team kept its win streak alive with a dominant 55-7 victory over Herndon on Friday to open Concorde District play with a win and remain undefeated. 

The Cougars leaped ahead with 41 points in the first half. Scoring began on a 5-yard run from quarterback Kyle Downer in the first quarter. Andy Boone added a 15-yard touchdown run that quarter to put the score at 14-0 heading into the second quarter.

Then the Cougars scored three more times — a 48-yard touchdown pass to Boone, a 59-yard run from Kelly Brooks-Muse and a 50-yard run from Mike Wandey — before the Hornets could answer. The Hornets scored its only points of the game on an 82-yard kickoff return, which the Cougars followed with a 37-yard touchdown run from Downer.

The game entered halftime with the Cougars up 41-7. 

The Cougar defense kept the Hornets scoreless for the rest of the game, as the offense tacked on two more touchdown runs — 25 yards from Wandey and 16 yards from Sergio Lazcano. 

Brian Burns successfully kicked 7 of 8 extra point attempts. 

Wandey led the Cougars in rushing yards with 160 on 10 carries, with Brooks-Muse following with 76 yards.

Boone led the Cougars in receiving yards with 64, as Downer tallied 112 passing yards.

The Cougars will end the regular season with four more games against Concorde District opponents. Next week, they will host rival Chantilly Chargers (4-2), who fell to Westfield in a close 24-21 loss Friday, for its Homecoming game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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