Nick Watson hauled in three
long touchdown passes to lead Southwest to a convincing 42-14 victory
over Braddock in the district opener for both teams. The improvement
in the Eagles can be measured by the fact that the Bulldogs won this
matchup by five touchdowns a year ago. Southwest (3-1, 1-0) has now
beaten the Bulldogs (0-3, 0-1). seven of the last eight meetings. Watson,
a senior, caught scoring passes of 56 and 37 yards from Fanelle Andrus
and a 45-yarder from Jordan Worley. The other scores by the Eagles came
on a 1-yard run by Deondre Henry, a 3-yard run by Edwin Allen and Michael
Salvatore's recovery of a blocked punt in the end zone. Worley and Roman
Porta also made touchdown-saving tackles when they caught Braddock players
from behind. The Salvatore TD came on Southwest's second blocked punt
of the game. Earlier, Deshon Tanner blocked a punt that was recovered
by Jayvon Only at the Bulldogs' 37, setting up the second Watson score.
The closest Braddock got was early in the third quarter when they closed
the margin to 21-14.