Posts tagged ‘Washington Eagles’

November 7, 2012

Washington takes Northeast on the football field

By Samuel Saldana, Class of 2013

On Thursday October 18, 2012 the Washington Eagles took on the Northeast Vikings. The Eagles and Vikings are big rivals and both teams came to play, but just by the score, 23 to 6, it shows who wanted it more.

The Eagles chose to receive the ball to start the game. Junior (KR) John Santos returned to the Eagles 40 yard line.  The 1st play of the game was a reverse to senior (RB) Marquis Edwards then a pitch to junior (WR) Rasheed Black, which was fumbled for a loss of 15. The Eagles 1st drive ended up with the Eagles punting.  The Vikings 1st play was a 5-yard run by #8. On 3rd down, Northeast got called for a 5-yard holding penalty.  Another 3rd down attempt ended up in a sack by soph. (DT) Dwayne Young. On 4th down the Vikings chose to punt, and senior (PR) Rashaan “Wiz” Williams returned the ball for 30 yards to the Vikings 29-yard line. The Eagles got down into the Red Zone, and on a run for a 4-yard gain by senior (FB) Alex Rivera,  set up a 6-yard touchdown run by junior (RB) Ken Everage followed by the extra point kicked by senior (K) Jake Wright.  The Vikings could not get anything going for them; their quarterback was sacked for a loss made by Linebackers soph. Shawn Henderson & senior Melvin “Macho” Gonzalez to make it 3rd and long. On 3rd down the Vikings were called for a false start penalty to make it 3rd and longer. On 3rd and long the Vikings tried to throw the ball, which fell incomplete, so the Vikings were forced to punt. The ball was kicked to senior (PR) Kendale “Roscoe” Truitt for a 28-yard return to the Eagles 48-yard line. On the drive of 2nd and 5, senior (QB) David Gavirlov’s passed to senior (WR) Joshua “Texas” Macauley completing a 30-yard gain down at the Vikings 15-yard line. This was followed by a 3-yard run by Marquis Edwards to end the 1st quarter.

Starting the 2nd quarter the Eagles were 2nd and goal, and a run by (RB) Ken Everage was successful for a touchdown followed by a field goal to make the score 14-0 Eagles. With three minutes left to the half, the Eagles were in a 3rd down situation, with 9 yards to get the first down. (The Eagles offense is usually good at converting 3rd down and 4th down conversions) Quarterback David Gavirlov dropped back to pass and threw a bullet to Wide Receiver Joshua Macauley for a 31-yard gain for a first down on the Vikings 39-yard line.  With 1:56 left in the half the Eagles were called for a holding penalty and on 4th and 7 the Eagles use their great kicker Jake Wright to kick a field goal to make the score 17-0 going into the half.

To start the 2nd half the Eagles defense got things going as senior (DL) Justin Moody (Semper Fidelis All-American) sacks the Vikings quarterback for a 5-yard loss tomake it 3rd and 11. On 3rd and 11, Soph. (DL) Zaire Hollerway sacked the Vikings quarterback yet again for a 3-yard loss to make it 4th and 14, forcing the Vikings to punt. On 3rd and 6, the Eagles go to (FB) Alex Rivera and gain 5-yards, but not enough for a 1st down, creating a 4th and 1 situation. The Eagles are 1-yard away from a 1st down and they decide on a quarterback sneak ran by (QB) David Gavirlov and achieve the 1st down. Followed by this 1st down, David Gavirlov threw 2 passes in the same area on the right side of the field to fall incomplete; both were diving attempts. But yet the 3rd pass was definitely a charm because on 3rd and long Dave’s pass to (RB) Ken Everage was complete with an AMAZING one-handed grab, and also good for a 30-yard gain but falling short of a scoring drive. With the Eagles were back on Defense, the Vikings tried to get a 1st down with a pass on 4th and 8, which ended up being intercepted by (S) Kendale Truitt to end the 4th quarter. 

      With the 4th quarter rolling in, senior (QB) Al Augustine’s pass to (WR) Rasheed Black was deflected off his hands and into the Vikings defensive back’s hands and ran it back all the way for a touchdown. Feeling too ambitious, their 2-point conversion attempt was no good. On the kickoff following the Vikings touchdown, (KR) Kendale Truitt went for a big return running 52-yards from the Eagles 25-yard line. On 2nd goal (RB) Marquis Edwards ran the ball 3-yards for an Eagles touchdown, but missing the extra point attempt leaving the score 23-6. On the next Eagles drive, on 3rd and 3 with under a minute to go, the Eagles take a knee and let the clock run down for the game to end, with the final score 23-6.

November 8, 2011

Eagles vs. Germantown

By Preston Johns, Class of 2013

George Washington beat Germantown High School in the Public League Play off game, 36-20, taking the Washington Eagles to the Championship! In the first two quarters, the Eagles were not looking too strong. They were constantly being beat by Germantown’s offense, with a score of 20-7 (Germantown) at the beginning of half time. During the 15 minute break, the Eagles became motivated and came back stronger than ever!

During the second half of the game, with a combined effort from not only the team but their supporters, the Eagles began to dominate Germantown’s offense and defense. Washington scored 29 points in the second half from that point on taking the game and successfully defeating Germantown.  The Eagles are now in the Championship!

Offensive player of the game- Hakeem Sillman                                   Defensive player of the game-D’Andre Dunkley

October 29, 2010

GWHS uniform shirts available

Short-sleeve collar shirt,
embroidered, $10.00,
any size in tan or black

Wearing your school colors or logo doesn’t necessarily have to involve a uniform. The school store has several fun, flattering options available to help make representing GWHS look cool.

From collar shirts to hoodies with or without zippers, to sweat pants…stop by the store to see samples or check out the pictures shown here.   We now have long-sleeve, embroidered, collar uniform shirts for $15.00.   New hoodies and embroidered jackets will be in stock soon.

Some sizes may be limited,  but typically we have sizes small to extra large in stock.   

Items ordered in sizes 2X and above may need to be custom ordered.

If you have ideas for other items you would like us to stock, please let us know. 

We welcome suggestions for other apparel or logo items you want your school store to stock for you.

We can also order apparel for the staff  or alumni and can add “staff” or “alumni”  to any logo.

Show your “eagle pride” by wearing a school shirt, sweat shirt or sweat pants today.

October 18, 2010

Eagles Face-Off with the Lancers!

 by Princess Kollie, Class of 2012

George Washington High School–undefeated soccer champion for three years in a row–almost defeated Central High School on September 27, 2010, when a goal was missed by senior Chea Fineboy, who is known for his outstanding performance in last year’s championship game. The game started with tension because both schools have distinguished honors in soccer.  Therefore, there was no way either team was going home as losers or tied– one team had to go home in victory.

In the first half of the game, Central scored, making the score 1-0, but the Washington Eagles stuck with junior Wilo Mimbar, former student of Bensalem High School, who made his way into Central’s pole, making the score 1-1.  Wilo Mimbar reminds us of Fineboy when he first started playing for Washington last year. Fineboy’s speed is what made him outstanding in the eyes of his fellow teammates and school, but it looks like we have ourselves two fine boys on the field this year.  Who knows?  This new kid Wilo Mimbar might be the new kid Fineboy with the ball on his feet.

Still in the first half, Washington and Central battled on the field back and forth.  From one end to the other, as I observed the game, I could see the determination of the Washington players striving to score again.  They played together as a team, keeping in mind that Central can’t beat them.  The ball was then passed to Chea Fineboy.  The talented player dribbled down the field towards the Central defender and made his way to their goal, where he kicked it like Beckham straight into the goal.  Fineboy, filled with joy, ran to one of his fellow teammates, hugging with victory.  At the same time, the girls of Washington screamed Fineboy’s name, and his sister, Sankie Fineboy, lead the crowd of girls in cheering Washington on,  “G-DUB got it in, Fineboy Score!”  My observations left me thinking these girls are cheerleaders in their own way.  The support they provided for their school had parents of Central players looking over at the bench in amazement.  In fact, a parent from Central said, “Wow!  These girls got school spirits.”

G-DUB “got it in” for most of the game.  Washington’s goalie played well and had a clear view of the ball whenever Central tried to score.  Eventually, the goalie must have lost concentration when Central scored again, making the score 2-2.  This was a devastating blow to Washington morale.  It was as though winning was no longer an option for both schools.  Unbelievably, some of Washington’s players seemed to give up in a short amount of time, but their coach, Coach Reid, continued to encouraged them to not quit.  As I looked over at Coach Reid, I could see his expression was calm and relaxed; he still had faith in his players.

As the clock ticked away, Washington’s speed decreased; the players were getting weak.  Unnecessary passes were made that could have lead Central to victory, and fans were getting impatient.  Central’s Coach was screaming at the top of his lungs.  Washington’s goalie wasn’t going to let Central score, not on his watch.  Finally, Washington got hold of the ball and made its way towards Central’s goal when the ball was unexpectedly passed to Chea Fineboy.  Fineboy fought for possession of the ball for a while, then broke free of the players surrounding him in front of the goal.  As he kicked the ball into the goal, the fans rose cheering from their seats, but Fineboy fell on his knees with his hands on his head.  The referee brought it to our attention that the ball went outside of the pole and not in it.  Sadly, the fans sat back down and Fineboy walked away from the goal in despair.  The game ended with a tie between Washington and Central, and as both teams shook hands, some Washington players had their heads down in shame.  One of the players said it was a tough game, but the missed goal by Fineboy is what broke his heart.

I’m Princess Kollie,  junior at George Washington High School, and I must admit I have never seen such a challenging game played until now!  Let’s hope history repeats itself and Washington makes it to the championship this year.

January 17, 2010

Field Hockey team plays an amazing season

Seniors on 2009 Field Hockey Team

By Andrea Kusselson, Class of 2010

The field hockey team had one of its best seasons ever. The odds were against the team, with two new coaches and almost half the team having graduated last year.

The new coaches are Ms. Tunney and Mrs. Hughes.  Ms. Tunney is brand new to the school, and Mrs. Hughes had not coached in years. The team started off in a scrimmage versus Archbishop Ryan, which the Eagles lost, but this only made the players work harder.

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January 11, 2010

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