Alex Richards #15 pulls in a 15 yard TD reception from Noah Kim, Westfield's first of four 1st quarter scores.
Photo by Will Palenscar
The Westfield Bulldogs and Oakton Cougars played in a conference matchup in Chantilly on Oct. 12. The Bulldogs came in at (6-0) (0-1), looking for their 31st consecutive win. Oakton would enter the game winless in their first six games.
The Bulldogs started early scoring four 1st quarter touchdowns. The first came with 8:21 to play in the quarter when Ryan Moses intercepted Oakton quarterback and raced in from 15 yard out to put Westfield up 7-0 after a Riley Nugent extra point.
Westfield tacked on their second touchdown when Alex Richards took a pass from Westfield QB Noah Kim 15 yards for a score, with 5:32 remaining.
Then with 3:06 remaining the secondary of Westfield intercepted the Oakton QB again, this time it was Saadiq Hinton, who sprinted 40 yards for another pick 6, Westfield was then up 21-0 after a Riley Nugent extra point. Taylor Morin then took a direct snap and rushed in from 40 yards out, increasing the lead to 28-0 with :21 seconds in the quarter.
Early in the 2nd quarter Sean Goodman ran in from 24 yards out giving the Bulldogs a 35-0 advantage. Westfield added another score on the last play of the first half when Michael Richie ran in from 20 yards out, and Daniel Fahmy added an extra point.
After halftime Westfield’s dominance continued when Donovan Mansapit powered his way in from 34 yards out with 4:12 remaining in the 3rd quarter.
In the final quarter Michael Richie burst in from 61 yards out to complete scoring for the game.
Westfield improved to (7-0) (2-0), with the 56-0 win. Oakton fell to (0-7) (0-2). Oakton will host Chantilly on Friday, Oct. 19. Westfield will face conference rival Centreville (7-0) (2-0) who has given up just 8 points in their last three games, and 43 points all season. With three games remaining in the regular season the winner will be the favorite to win the district.
Westfield ran for 521 yards on 31 carries for 7 touchdowns. Leading the way was Alex Richards and Michael Richie who each had 111 yards and two touchdowns rushing. Richards would also have 4 catches for 51 yards and a TD. Donovan Mansapit carried the ball for 97 yards and a TD, Taylor Morin and Sean Goodman, ran for 40 and 34 yards, and each scored a touchdown. After the game Westfield Coach Kyle Simmons was asked about his thoughts on his team’s next game with Centreville, "One team will go home (7-1), the other will be (8-0)."
During halftime, Westfield would crown their homecoming king and queen: Ben Afferton and Kaylynn Nguyen. The 2018 Homecoming Court includes: Senior Kaylynn Nguyen, Katie Weston, Khitam Mostafa, Shreya Aryal, Brandon Peele, Ben Afferton, Ben Perkins, Taylor Morin; Junior Robbie Black; Sophomore Summer Duba, Hannah Tickle, Dane Kudlacik, Brigham Hampton; and Freshman Tomai Johns, Annelyn Funez, Edwin Rivas, and Joe George.