Rally falls short for Titans.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
T.C. Williams senior finishes in 26th place.
T.C. Williams senior Shannon Smythe finished in 26th place in the Group AAA race at the Virginia High School League state cross country championships on Saturday in The Plains. Smythe was the only runner from coach Mike Hughes’ team to qualify for the race. She finished the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 9 seconds, which marked an improvement of 40 seconds and a climb of 12 places from her finish in the 2009 state championship (Smythe missed out on the 2010 race because of injury). On the season, Smythe finished 32nd in the state in the combined results from all races. She entered the state championship ranked No. 53 in the state. At Tuesday’s team dinner, Smythe received Most Valuable Athlete award for the fourth consecutive year. …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Summers rushes for 232 yards in 38-21 road victory.
The T.C. Williams football team won its second straight game on the road Friday night, topping Annandale 38-21 according to The Washington Post. The Titans (3-5, 2-3 Patriot District) scored 21 points in the second quarter to run out to a 28-14 halftime lead. The Atoms (1-7, 0-5) pulled within a touchdown in the third quarter, but the Titans scored 10 points in the fourth and kept the Atoms off the board. Titans running back Za’Quan Summers rushed 21 times for 232 yards and three touchdowns in the victory. Summers scored on runs of 1, 10 and 50 yards. T.C. Williams quarterback Alec Grosser connected on 15 of 25 passes for 252 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Percy Haskins hauled in five catches for 152 yards. Landon Moss caught six passes …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Titans win boys and girls races in varsity and junior varsity fields.
T.C. Williams took top honors in all four team competitions at the Alexandria City Cross Country Championship, held Oct. 6 at Episcopal High School. T.C. Williams bested Bishop Ireton, Episcopal and St. Stephen’s-St. Agnes in the boys and girls varsity races as well as the boys and girls junior varsity races. According to T.C. Williams coach Michael Hughes, the race marked the first time since 1995 that the Titans took all four team titles at the Alexandria meet. Bishop Ireton’s Liam O’Connor took top individual honors in the boys varsity competition. T.C. Williams’ Sydney Schaedel placed first in the girls varsity race. Nicolas Ahumada and Hannah Smythe, both from T.C. Williams, finished first in the boys and girls junior varsity races, …
Friday, October 7, 2011
T.C. Williams falls 14-13 to previously winless Woodson.
The T.C. Williams varsity football team lost its fifth straight game Thursday night, falling to W.T. Woodson 14-13 at Parker-Gray Stadium, according to the Washington Post. Patch correspondent Jack Harris reported last week that the team is without coach Dennis Randolph for the remainder of the season while he recovers from an illness. Assistant Avery Williams is overseeing the team in Randolph’s absence. Thursday’s loss dropped the Titans to 1-5 on the season and 0-3 in the Patriot District. The game marked the Cavaliers’ first victory of the year. T.C. Williams has not won since trouncing Wakefield 51-7 on Sept. 1 in its season opener. Last year, the Titans dismantled the Cavaliers 41-21 during a 6-4 campaign that marked T.C. Williams’ …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
With Coach Randolph away from the team, T.C. Williams drops fourth straight game.
In order to win football games, you have to score points more than your opponent. In order to score, you have to have possession of the football. In a 31-14 loss to Lake Braddock on Saturday afternoon, T.C. Williams (1-4) proved that it couldn’t do either very well. Whether it was turning the ball over on downs, fumbles or junior quarterback Alec Grosser’s four interceptions, the Titans gave the ball away to the Bruins 10 times. The Bruins (3-2) capitalized on the mistakes by the Titans to score 28 of their 31 points. It was the first game for Titans interim coach Avery Williams, who is filling in the rest of the season for Dennis Randolph while he attends to an undisclosed health matter. Williams believes the Titans’ mistakes were their…
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Titans battle turnovers, soggy field conditions in loss.
Relentless rain postponed seven Northern Virginia football games Friday evening, but South County officials decided to brave the elements and play on against T.C. Williams. For 48 soggy minutes, players from both teams struggled to gain traction on South County’s grass field. In the end, first-year coach Gerry Pannoni's Stallions earned their first win of the season, defeating T.C. Williams 35-13. Failure to establish the running game and three lost fumbles contributed to the Titans’ defeat. T.C. Williams fell to 1-3 on the season. The Titans haven't won since their Sept. 1 season opener, a 51-7 victory over Wakefield. With dismal field conditions, both teams relied heavily on the ground game. The Titans got on the scoreboard first on a …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Titans’ mistakes multiply in second loss of the season.
If the first two minutes and a two-score lead over Robinson seemed like a dream for the Titans, the remaining 46 minutes became a nightmare. The Rams erased a 13-0 deficit by scoring 27 uncontested points en route to a 27-13 victory at Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium in Alexandria on Saturday afternoon. “We scored 13 quick points and then everything just shifted,” said senior Za’Quan Summers. After a 72-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Alec Grosser to Summers on the game’s first play, the Titans (1-2) capitalized on a Robinson fumble with Grosser’s second scoring pass of the day, a 5-yard toss to Jamal Williams. From that point, the Rams (1-2) used a methodical running game and benefitted from numerous Titans’ penalties to control …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Titans fail to recover from early deficit.
Westfield football coach Kyle Simmons is just two games into his tenure with the Bulldogs, but the new coach is making it clear that being average will not be tolerated. The Bulldogs scored two quick touchdowns on their first two possesions to beat T.C. Williams 28-13 on Saturday night in Chantilly. "We played pretty decent in the first quarter, but I got disappointed at the end of the first quarter and into the second quarter [when] we got a little sloppy," Simmons said. "We need to work on that and get a little better." The Bulldogs (2-0) scored two minutes into the game when senior quarterback Matthew Pisarcik found senior wideout Quentin Basil on a wide-open seam route for a 42-yard touchdown pass. Minutes later, with 7:18 left in the …