Ft. Zumwalt East 36, Washington 35
Another GAC Central game meant another decision down to the wire for the Washington Blue Jays.
Playing their homecoming contest Friday night, the Blue Jays lost to Ft. Zumwalt East, 36-35.
Trailing 36-35, the Blue Jays had two possessions inside the FZE 25-yard line in the fourth quarter, but came away with no points after an interception and a loss of downs.
Washington (4-4, 2-2) enjoyed offensive success for most of the night.
The Blue Jays accumulated 475 yards of total offense, 295 yards of which came through the air.
Quarterback Luke Hasenjaeger was 21-29 passing for 243 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.
Brock Hopkins finished with 10 receptions for 115 yards. Randall Flotte carried the ball 18 times for 79 yards.
FZE quarterback Shane Barrett also had a big game for the Lions.
Washington scored on its first play from scrimmage on an 80-yard touchdown run by Max Phinney to make the score 6-0.
The Blue Jays led 6-3 after one quarter.
Washington made the score 13-3 in the second quarter when quarterback Luke Hasenjaeger tossed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Alex Monehan.
Leading 13-10, the Blue Jays scored again on a two-yard touchdown pass from Hasenjaeger to Hopkins. Hasenjaeger scored the two-point conversion to increase the lead to 21-10.
The Blue Jays led 21-16 at halftime.
Trailing 24-21, Washington scored with 6:26 remaining in the third quarter on a 39-yard touchdown pass from Hasenjaeger to Hopkins to give the Blue Jays a 28-24 advantage.
FZE (6-2, 3-1) led 30-28 after three quarters.
The Blue Jays regained the lead again with 11:33 left in the fourth quarter on a nine-yard touchdown pass from Hasenjaeger to Phinney, 35-30.
The Lions took the lead for good, 36-35, on a touchdown with 7:27 left in the fourth quarter.
Washington hosts Francis Howell North (0-8) Friday in its regular season finale.
Ft. Zumwalt East 3-13-14-6=36
W-Max Phinney 79 run (run failed), 11:42
F-Thomas Czerniejewski 26 FG, :13
W-Alex Monehan 7 pass from Luke Hasenjaeger (Luke Hoemann kick), 10:41
F-Lawrence Veal 4 pass from Shane Barrett (Czerniejewski kick), 6:19
W-Brock Hopkins 2 pass from Hasenjaeger (Hasenjaeger run), 3:41
F-LaRoyce Eason 8 pass from Barrett (run failed), :59
F-D’Andre Campbell 10 run (Mason Burnett run), 8:19
W-Hopkins 39 pass from Hasenjaeger (Hoemann kick), 6:26
F-Lawrence Veal 6 pass from Barrett (kick failed), 4:12
W-Phinney 9 pass from Luke Hasenjaeger (Luke Hoemann kick), 11:33
F-LaRoyce Eason 17 pass from Shane Barrett (run failed), 7:27