Dolphins dominate in defensive showdown against Eagles


Hannah Jones

Dolphins run back onto the field following halftime on Fri., Sept. 13, at home against Landstown.

Varsity football played the Landstown Eagles in a close game at home on Friday. Eagles were up 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, scoring only a field goal. However, the defense remained strong and those were the only points scored by Landstown all game.

“My main focus was to never get discouraged no matter what the score was, to keep playing and make plays,” said junior defensive player Deshawn Boone.

With only a minute and 55 seconds left in the second quarter, Ocean Lakes scored two points on a safety when the ball sailed over the Landstown punter’s head through the end zone. With eight seconds left in the first half, junior quarterback Josh Brown scored the first and only touchdown of the game with a 3-yard quarterback sneak. Behind him came sophomore Leo Low with a successful kick for the extra point. The score was 9-3, heading into halftime. 

 “I just trusted my teammates that we were going to get everything straight,” said running back Kai Hodge, also a junior.

Tight defense throughout the game, led by senior Quamah Browne and juniors David Roulley, Naquan Brown and Deshawn Boone, shut down Landstown’s offense.

With two minutes and seven seconds left in the fourth quarter, junior Robbie Scornovacchi had a fumble recovery for the Dolphins, sealing a 9-3 victory for Ocean Lakes.

So far, the Dolphins remain undefeated and continue to practice hard in preparation for Princess Anne on Fri., Sept. 20. 

 “It’s all about going 1-0 every week,” said Kai, who was featured on 757teamz’s Instagram feed over the weekend.