Friday, Oct 12th, the Wheaton football team traveled to Fredrick County to play the Silver Oak Academy Rams. On their turf they recorded their first shutout (28-0) and improved to 2-5 on the season. Senior Running back Ayinde Warren rushed for 150 yards and scored the game’s first touchdown in the first quarter. Warren averaged 7.1 yards per carry for the game. Turnover plagued the game on both sides. The Rams did threaten when Kevin Harvey and Sampson Ladson each had interceptions in the first half but Silver Oak was unable to capitalize. The Knights themselves would pick off Rams QG Skylar Boone 4 times. Senior Leo Murray also had 2 interceptions on the day. The back breaker was a 55 yard interception return by junior Defensive Back Mike Patterson. Patterson would run for a 3 yard score before the end of the half putting the Knights up 13-0. The Knights defense had one of their best efforts holding the Rams to 87 yards rushing. In the second half the defense Senior Cornerback Travon Barber intercepted a pass and scampered for a 20 yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Silver Oak did come up with a big play with a 45 yard run by leading rusher dashed for a 45 yard gain. But once again they were unable to turn the opportunity into points. The Knights finished off the scoring when Junior Running Back Joshua Jones ran 3 yards in the 4th quarter. The Knights next game is at Poolesville HS on Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 PM.
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