Westchester defense bails out its offense
Westchester quarterback Herman Evans threw for 90 yards on four completions and picked up an additional 21 yards rushing the ball. The first half didn’t offer many offensive highlights as the defenses shut down the offenses. Washington scored the game’s first points when it sacked Evans in his end zone for a safety in the second quarter. Evans, trying to make up for that mishap, hustled his team down inside the Generals’ 5-yard line with four shots to get into the end zone right before the first half ended. However, short runs by Evans and Dudley were stuffed by Washington. With 17 seconds left before halftime, Dudley took a pitch from Evans and was knocked down immediately by Washington defenders. After blowing several scoring opportunities in the first half, Westchester took the third quarter kickoff and marched down the field for the game’s only touchdown. Dudley rumbled and battered his way for several key first downs that kept the drive alive. Evans completed two long passes – a 26-yard completion to Lawson and a 23-yard strike to Kalan Collins – that put Westchester in position to score.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Westchester (2-1) recorded nine sacks and kept Washington’s offense out of the end zone. Westchester coach Adrian Ivory said he wasn’t surprised with the effort his defense put forth. The Comets held Taft to seven points last week in the team’s only loss. “We just played tough defense,” Ivory said afterward. “That’s our strength.” Though Westchester’s offense was limited to six points, it produced enough to keep Washington (1-2) at bay for most of the night. Lawson carried the ball 11 times for 33 yards, and backfield mate Greg Dudley rushed the ball 18 times for 51 yards. NONLEAGUE: Comets make do with one TD against Washington. By Dennis J. Freeman CORRESPONDENT Westchester running back Robyn Lawson scored on a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and that was all the points the Comets needed to defeat Washington, 6-4, in an L.A. City Section nonleague game Friday night at Westchester.