Rams Take Down Kennedy Cavaliers in First Home Game


Photo by Jillian Verity

The Rams defensive line prepares to rush the quarterback after snapping the ball.

Olivia Turner, Production Head

Varsity Football (2-0) secured their first home victory of the season 48-0 Friday, Sept. 13 against the John F. Kennedy Cavaliers (1-1).

The Rams defense was aggressive and only gave up 13 yards of total offense and two first downs during the entire game. The offense scored every time they had the ball with one exception. The Rams came into the game focused and well prepared, resulting in quick turnovers and more possessions, varsity head coach Jason Lomax said.

“ [It’s] unbelievable. In fact, Kennedy had -11 yards of total offense going into the final drive,” Lomax said. 

Senior wide receiver and cornerback Marquez Piatt scored the first touchdown during the first quarter of the game, relieving both the players and the audience. 

“My favorite part of the game was probably when we scored the first touchdown because it was just a huge relief to get those first points on the board,” junior wide receiver and backup quarterback DJ Flowers said. 

The Rams running game was efficient, resulting in good yardage with almost every rush the team ran, Lomaz said. The pace of the game picked up after there was a switch to a running clock during the second half. 

 The student section, the Inferno, was decked out in white to support the team for their first technical game of the 2019 season. After the first scheduled game of the season was forfeited by Damascus High School, a large number of students came out to support, resulting in an electric environment that continuously fueled the team.

“At the half, guys were extremely hype. The excitement and energy were amazing.  Same thing after the game. We have worked for 9 months to get better every day and we had to wait a week longer than everyone else to play, so the emotions were very high,” Lomax said.


The Rams will take on the Poolesville Falcons Friday, Sept. 20, away, at 6:30 p.m.