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Wakefield head coach Wayne Hogwood and his team will try to get on the winning track in week two. (Photo by Deb Kolt)

The Wakefield Warriors and Yorktown Patriots each suffered lopsided losses Sept. 4 in their opening games of the 2015 high school football season.

Wakefield fell to the visiting Broad Run Spartans of Ashburn, 40-6. Yorktown lost on the road in D.C. to Wilson, 51-22.

Both teams fell behind early and never got close.

Wakefield, which trailed 20-6 at halftime, was hurt when Broad Run returned a interception for a touchdown, then had a long fumble return that set up another score.

The Spartans gained 329 total yards.

Wakefield was led on offense by running backs Fred Bowles and Leon Young. Bowles ran for 42 yards on nine carries and Young 41 on 16. Also, Lucas Guajardo rushed for 34 yards.

In the passing department, Tim Stroble was 6 of 18 for 105 yards and he threw two interceptions. Chris Robertson had two catches for 16 yards, Isaiah Archer had one for 43 and Xavier Taylor one for 36.

Wakefield had 229 total yards and turned the ball over four times.

In its loss, Yorktown had 321 yards and two turnovers. Wilson, which led            33-10 at halftime, did not turn the ball over and had 538 total yards, and returned two kickoffs for 100-yard TDs. 

Scoring touchdowns for Yorktown were Parker Denny and quarterback Stephen Giagola. Denny caught an eight-yard scoring pass from Giagola in the first quarter, then the quarterback ran 11 yards for a TD in the final period.

Also for Yorktown, Mehran Roshanaei booted field goals of 33 and 38 yards and kicked two extra points. Yorktown was awarded a third-quarter safety.

Giagola completed 14 of 29 passes for 176 yards. Matt Paredes had six catches for 99 yards, Drew Maddox two for 37 and Stevie Picot and Denny each had two catches.

Denny was the Patriots’ leading rusher with 42 yards and eight carries. Travis Clark-Winston ran for 38 yards and Giagola for 36.

In week-two action Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Yorktown hosts Wakefield in an all-county clash. The teams play every year, but Wakefield has not defeated Yorktown since the 1995 season, losing 19 straight against the Patriots. 

NOTE: Last season, Wakefield and Yorktown won their opening games.

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