Woodberry pushes past Landon

Woodberry Forest’s football team is picking up steam with Heys McMath and the always dynamic C.J. Prosise leading the way.

The Tigers put together a balanced effort in a 28-15 victory over another tough opponent, Landon, Saturday for the squad’s third win in a row. Woodberry built a 14-0 first half lead and held Landon in check the rest of the night despite the presence of dynamic basketball crossover star Joe McDonald. The All-Met (Washington Post) guard re-joined the football team this year and scored twice for the Bears in the second half including a 63-yard punt return in the fourth quarter.

Prosise and McMath — and a disruptive Woodberry defense — made sure McDonald’s heroics fell short. Prosise, who also had an interception and led the Tigers in tackles on the day, put the Tigers up by a pair of touchdowns with an 85-yard fumble recovery and return in the second quarter, continuing this season’s string of thrilling, dynamic plays for the Notre Dame-bound senior.

Prosise and McMath then hooked up for a 71-yard touchdown in the third that put Woodberry up 21-2. McMath was far from done though as he found Reid Swearingen for a 75-yard touchdown in the fourth that put the game completely out of reach for the Bears.

McMath threw for the two touchdowns and 215 yards on an efficient 12-for-20 outing. A consistent ground game opened up the passing attack, with Christian Asher rushing for 98 yards on 14 carries while Hunter Faulconer scored on a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter.

The Tigers’ defense threw Landon out of rhythm throughout the day and came up with 11 tackles for losses, four of them sacks. Rogers Clark had a pair of sacks while Cameron Wooster and Nate Ripper had one each.

Woodberry’s minefield of a schedule continues Saturday with Kiski Prep out of Pennsylvania.