The Washington School Generals kept fighting until the end in their 43-28 home loss to St. Aloysius Friday night.
After spotting the Flashes a quick 20-point lead, the Generals stormed back and kept making things interesting, but, in the end, it was not enough as the Flashes (4-5) held on for the victory.
“I have never had a season like this,” Washington School coach Greg Wallace said. “I have lost seven or eight starters, and tonight our quarterback went out on the fourth play of the game. But, my kids kept fighting. They never quit.”
Washington School quarterback Aidan Jones was taken out of the game with concussion-like symptoms early in the first quarter, and Von Epson, having never played quarterback at the varsity level, stepped in and helped spark the General (1-7) rally.
Washington School’s Kell Hodges and Noah Ashley scored two touchdowns each in the game. After an Epson 60-yard run took the ball to the 3-yard line, Ashley rushed it in for the Generals’ first score and cut the lead to 20-6.
Washington’s Patrick Spencer also made a number of fine plays on both offense and defense, including an interception and a 56-yard catch from Epson, in the closing moments of the second quarter to cut the St. Al lead to 20-12 at halftime.
But, like they did in the start of the first half, the Flash exploded again once the second half began. The half started with a opening kickoff return by Brennon Williams for two quick scores to put St. Al up 36-12.
“We just got a do a better job at the beginning of both halves,” Coach Wallace said.
The Generals will close out the regular season next week with a home game against Heritage Academy.