The varsity football team defeated Whitney Young 29-18 last week in a Homecoming Game at JFK Field. Quarterback Rasheed Rountree led the offensive attack, throwing two touchdown passes to Devyn Ellis.
The Lawyers jumped out in front early, scoring on their first two offensive plays. The first was a 60 yard touchdown pass from Rountree to Ellis on the first snap of the game. That staked Marshall to a 7-0 lead after only 18 seconds. The Lawyer defense recovered a Warrior fumble on the next drive, giving the offense a short field to work with. Taevyn Coles ran for a 20 yard touchdown to extend the lead to 13-0 with 6:54 remaining in the first quarter.
Whitney Young responded with a pair of touchdowns, but the Lawyer defense stopped a pair of two point conversions to hold the lead at 13-12. Ellis then returned a Whitney Young interception to put the Lawyers back up 20-12. They used a strong defensive effort to hold the lead in the second half, grinding out the 29-18 victory.
Marcellus Blade led the Lawyer defense with 14 tackles, including four tackles for loss, two sacks, and a fumble recovery. John Jackson had ten tackles; Cervante White eight tackles; Willie Phillips had three fumble recoveries.
Roundtree led the Lawyer rushing attack with 84 yards on seven carries. Coles had eight carries for 58 yards; and Phillips ran for 46 yards on seven carries. The Lawyers (2-7 on the season) play their final game this weekend against JFK.