Junior quarterback Bishop Fitzgerald threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more Thursday as visiting Gar-Field defeated Justice 41-14 to win its first season opener since 2010.
The Indians’ total number of points were also the most by the program since a 42-37 victory over Osbourn Nov. 12, 2011.
Xavier Coltrane and Eddie Wilkerson each added a rushing touchdown each and Jedaiah Dancy caught a touchdown pass.
FREEDOM 50, HAYFIELD 14: Quest Powell was 14 of 19 for 302 yards and five touchdown passes in the Eagles’ season-opening win.
Umari Hatcher caught seven passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns. Nijhere Johnson and Nick Newman also caught touchdown passes.
Julian Edwards rushed 12 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, Kealey Davis recorded five tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles, Marvin Hicks six tackles and two fumble recoveries and TJ Mountain seven tackles and one interception.
PATRICK HENRY-ASHLAND 42, OSBOURN 34: For visiting Osbourn (0-1), Chance Hollingsworth was 26 of 41 for 376 yards and three passing touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown.
Luke Spall caught 11 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns and Tylor Black caught four passes for 93 yards and one touchdown.
COLONIAL FORGE 27, GRASSFIELD 7: After giving up the game's first touchdown on an interception, the Eagles scored 27 straight points. Colonial Forge (1-0) led 14-7 at halftime.
NORTH STAFFORD 32, POTOMAC 30: The host Wolverines scored the game-winning touchdown with 44 seconds remaining after Holt Egan caught a touchdown pass from Jamir Boyd.
Potomac (0-1) took the lead when quarterback Pete Woolfrey found Rakin Lamarre for a 42-yard touchdown pass with 2:24 left in the game.
SOUTH COUNTY 28, WOODBRIDGE 6: The host Vikings committed three turnovers (two interceptions, one fumble) as it struggled to get on track offensively all night.
Woodbridge (0-1) trailed 28-0 in the fourth quarter before scoring its only points of the game.
The Vikings drove the ball five times inside South County’s 30-yard line only to come up short.
The first time came on Woodbridge’s first possession. The Vikings took over at the South County 7-yard line after forcing a turnover on the game’s opening offensive series.
On that first play, Sheku Tonkara hit the South County quarterback to force a fumble that was recovered by Reuben Adams.
But after taking over on offense, Woodbridge fumbled and South County recovered the ball on its 9-yard line.