A 23-0 route of John Champe High (0-7) gave George Mason (1-6) their first win ending a 14-game losing streak that started last season.
The Mustangs fought through cold temperatures to give the homecoming crowd something to cheer about. Head Coach Tony Green said he was proud of his team for fighting through a tough season and getting the win.
“These kids worked hard,” Green said. “We just needed some breaks. It’s great to win homecoming.”
The game got off to an ugly start as neither team could reach the end zone nor make a field goal. Neither team scored in the first two quarters, but Mason got their first points on a short run with 8:22 left in the third quarter.
The Mustangs went on to score 16-points in the fourth including a Grant Hagler to Alfonso Banks connection and finished the game on an Austin Nooter short run up the gut.
“We knew this game was going to come down to who had the least turnovers,” Green said. “This is what we were waiting for.”
OTHER FALLS CHURCH-AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES
George Marshall (0-7) lost 63-6 against Stone Bridge; Falls Church High picked up their second win on the season (2-5) with a 41-3 win over Wakefield and JEB Stuart (1-6) fell 55-7 to Thomas Edison.