High School and College Report
Speciaol to Informer | , Robert Stephens | 10/26/2011, 11:27 a.m.
Howard defensive end Sackie Kerkulah stopped North Carolina A&T quarterback Lewis Kindle at the one yard line to preserve Howard's thrilling 35-28 overtime win at Greene Stadium before a homecoming crowd of more than 7,000 fans.
The Bison withstood a comeback from the Aggies who trailed 13-0 at the half. North Carolina A&T scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 14-13 lead.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter to set up the overtime contest.
The Bison scored first in the overtime on a Terrence Leffall three yard run.
Howard quarterback Greg McGhee completed 21 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns to secure the Bison win.
Howard improved to 4-4 on the season and is currently tied for second place in the MEAC conference at 2-2 with Florida A&M and South Carolina St.
The Bison hosts South Carolina St. at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 29).
In other scores this weekend from the college ranks, Bethune-Cookman defeated Norfolk St. 14-6. Florida A&M edged South Carolina St. 27-24, and Hampton University defeated North Carolina Central 30-27.
In games this weekend, NCA&T travels to Norfolk St. North Carolina Central hosts Bethune-Cookman. Savannah St. hosts Hampton, and Morgan St. travels to Delaware St.
In high school football, Calvin Coolidge spoiled Woodrow Wilson's homecoming with a 21-7 win.
Both teams were undefeated in conference play going into Saturday's contest. The Colts used a strong defense to secure the victory. Coolidge quarterback Femi Bamiro completed eight passes for 140 yards and one touchdown to lead the Colts to the win. Running back Stacy Lipkins scored two touchdowns as the Colts jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead.
After the game I had a chance to talk with Coolidge head coach Natalie Randolph.
What was your analysis of today's game?
"It was not our best game," Randolph responded. "We played hard and Wilson played hard also. They (Wilson) played a good game."
This being your second year, how much has that helped you?
"It helps me just as it would any coach," said Randolph. "You get to know the other coaches and their teams. You have a better understanding of what is going on."
Femi Bamiro is in his second year at quarterback. How has he matured since last year?
"He's getting more confident every game. He can recognize things
better this year," said Randolph.
Last year you made the playoffs in your first year. This year you have the target on your back being undefeated how do you keep your team prepared?
"We have to keep on rolling." The goal always remains the samen the (championship)," Randolph said. "We have to play Coolidge football."
The Colts play Bell Friday at Cardozo and that contest will start at 7p.m.
In other high school football scores from last week, Bell defeated Cardozo 44-18. Dunbar blanked Roosevelt 53-0. Friendship Collegiate edged North Point 15-14. HD Woodson beat Ballou 12-0, DeMatha edged Carroll 21-20, E.Roosevelt edged DuVal 14-12, and Suitland remained unbeaten with a 14-12 victory over Bladensburg.
In other games this weekend on Friday,Oct. 28, starting at 7 p.m., Dunbar hosts Wilson. Roosevelt hosts Cardozo and Ballou hosts McKinley.
Spingarn travels to Anacostia and HD Woodson hosts Friendship Collegiate in the game of the week.