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Flint Hill, Oakton defeated in lopsided football action

Losses were in non-league contests
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Oakton defensive back Bennett Wozny attempts to make a tackle.

The Oakton Cougars fell to 1-3 with a 24-0 road loss to the West Springfield Spartans the night of Sept. 14 in non-district action.

Oakton passed for 150 yards but had minus 15 rushing and only seven first downs. The Cougars trailed 17-0 at halftime. West Springfield gained 431 total yards, of which 259 were rushing.

Oakton next plays at home Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. against the Centreville Wildcats in a Concorde District game.

• The Flint Hill Huskies (1-2) lost to the visiting Benedictine Cadets of Richmond, 41-6, in a non-conference game on Sept. 16.

Flint Hill took a 6-0 lead on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Caleb West to Victory McNeal. The score was set up by a 20-yard pass from West to Andrew King.

Then Benedictine (3-0) scored the final 41 point.

West completed 13 passes for 159 yards. McNeal caught four passes for 44 yards.

  On defense for the Huskies, Anwar Smith had three tackles with one for a loss, Cole Clarke had a sack and three assisted tackles, Caleb Ihegihu had a sack and Jeff Wells had a tackle for a loss.

Flint Hill played two of the top Division I private-state teams in the state in consecutive weeks, losing to St. Christopher’s of Richmond, also 3-0, the previous week. Those teams could be ranked first or second in some order in the first Division I private-school state rankings to be released in coming days.

"Both are very good teams and well coached," Flint Hill coach Kirk Peterson said.

Flint Hill next plays Saturday, Sept. 23 in Alexandria at 1 p.m. against the St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Saints (1-2) in a non-conference game.