Blue Jays Fall at Zumwalt South

Ft. Zumwalt South running back Pendilton Whaley is stopped by a host of Washington defenders, including Nick Cunningham, No. 59, Alex Schull, No. 23, and Jacob Brinker, No. 43, during the Blue Jays' football loss, 28-21.

Ft. Zumwalt South 28, Washington 21

It was a tough Saturday for the Washington football squad.

The Blue Jays (2-3, 0-2) suffered a 28-21 GAC Central loss at Ft. Zumwalt South.

Washington held a 14-7 lead at halftime. The game was tied 14-14 after three quarters.

The Bulldogs (1-4, 1-1) took the lead for good on a touchdown with 2:51 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Blue Jays had a couple of latee possessions in search of pulling even, but couldn’t put a final drive together.

Washington struck first when Kyle Summers raced 19 yards for a touchdown to make the score 7-0 with 3:56 remaining in the opening quarter.

Ft. Zumwalt South tied the game with 7:28 left in the second quarter when quarterback Dillon Bowman tossed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Gerald McBurrows to make the score 7-7.

Following a 78-yard run by Summers to the South two-yard line, the Blue Jays took a 14-7 advantage on a two-yard touchdown run by quarterback Isaac Lippert with 1:00 left in the second quarter.

Summers rushed for 126 yards in the first half.

Washington took a 14-7 lead into halftime.

South tied the game 14-14 with 15 seconds left in the third quarter on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Bowman to Tyler Nolle.

The Bulldogs took their first lead of the game, 21-14, when Bowman had a six-yard touchdown run with 9:56 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Blue Jays pulled even, 21-21, with 6:10 left when Lippert tossed a six-yard touchdown pass to Austin Finder.

South got the ball and capped a drive on a 12-yard touchdown run by Bowman to make the score 28-21 wth 2:51 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Lippert had a touchdown pass and run for the Blue Jays.

Bowman threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two more for the Bulldogs.

Washington returns to action Friday with a home contest against Vianney at 7 p.m. The game will feature two of the top running backs in the Class 5 ranks in Washington’s Summers and Vianney’s Markel Smith.

Washington 7-7-0-7=21

Ft. Zumwalt South 0-7-7-14=28

First Quarter

W-Kyle Summers 19 run (Aaron Meyer kick), 3:56

Second Quarter

F-Gerald McBurrows 17 pass from Dillon Bowman (Zak McCrary kick), 7:28

W-Isaac Lippert 2 run (Meyer kick), 1:00

Third Quarter

F-Tyler Nolle 40 pass from Bowman (Zak McCrary kick), :15

Fourth Quarter

F-Bowman 6 run (Joseph Baratta kick), 9:56

W-Austin Finder 6 pass from Lippert (Meyer kick), 6:10

F-Bowman 12 run (McCrary kick), 2:51