Week 5 Elite-8: Churchill 15 - Gaithersburg 7 | Paint Branch 35 - Springbrook 7by MoCoFootball Staff on 10/01/11
#8 Churchill Bulldogs 15 - #4 Gaithersburg Trojans 13
Curtis Kamara was the karma that humbles the formerly unbeaten Trojans (4-1) stomping the blue and gold with 178 yards on the ground. Jacob Suissa wins spoiler of the week with an interception and a key fumble recovery in the red zone for the 4-1 dawgs. Lansana Keita ran and threw for six points. Gburg's Simba Gwashavamhu had about a 100 reception yards in five catches. Both he and quarterback Lincon Reyes left the 4th quarter with injuries.
- Story by The Washington Post: "Churchill's Suissa comes up with big plays.."
|#8 Churchill (4-1)||0||0||8||7||15|
|#4 Gaithersburg (4-1)||7||0||0||6||13|
#5 Paint Branch Panthers 35 - #6 Springbrook Blue Devils 7
No Bene't Willis was no problem for PB jelling well since losing in week 3. The Panthers (4-1) locked down Brion Robinson and the Blue Devils (3-2) and put up more points against what was one of the toughest defense in Mo' County. Panthers' running back Thomas Handy had just about 127 yards rushing total in four games but blew up tonight with about 160 yards on the ground. PB's David Smith threw two touchdowns. He now has eight touchdown passes for the season. (A special random shout out to David's brother Will Smith- whom Matt Nickens of Reel Athletics call, "the biggest hidden gem in all of MoCo").
- Story by The Washington Post: "Handy leads Paint Branch past rival Springbrook."
|#5 Paint Branch (4-1)||6||14||8||7||35|
|#6 Springbrook (3-2)||0||7||0||0||7|
sources: CSN Washington, The Washington Post, The Gazette