Defense sets the tone as Friendship beats Woodson

The D.C. Kickoff Classic featured four teams, the first matchup of the day had Carroll beating Wilson 48-12.  The second game on the card is what everyone was waiting for.

Friendship Collegiate faced H.D. Woodson, what started off as a defensive battle turned to a rout as the game went on.

Early in the first quarter it was clear that neither team’s defense was willing to surrender the first points of the game.

It was fitting that defense would be responsible for the first points of the game.

Friendship Collegiate’s pass rush forced an interception in the first quarter, but they couldn’t capitalize on it. In the second quarter, the rush forced a quick throw and corner back Ali Abdul-Hakim stepped in front of the pass and took it 56 yards for the score.

Woodson responded by switching signal callers, as sophomore Novaun Lee came in for Senior Jordan Sharp who had just thrown his second pick.

Lee came in and moved the ball a bit, but again the Friendship Collegiate defense held up and didn’t surrender points on the drive.Dyson Smith pulled off a bit of magic to give his team a 14-0 lead late in the first half. Woodson’s pass rush appeared to have him cornered in the back field, but the Friendship quarterback kept his feet and rolled out the pocket. He lofted a soft pass into the end zone to Jaquan Blake who made sure he got both feet down.

The second half featured more of that ferocious Friendship defense. They also got it going a bit on the ground to establish their offense a bit.

Woodson did get on the board late in the fourth quarter, the drive was aided by several penalties on the Friendship defense.

Freshman running back Kavon Snead finished the drive off with a physical run from two yards out.

Friendship responded with a score by completing a pass off an RPO.

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