In their first away game of the 2019 season, the Prodigy (3-0) took down Keystone Assault (1-2) 45-6, to keep Washington undefeated in their quest for a three-peat.
Keystone started at 9 yard line after kickoff but were only able to get out to the 35 yard line before they were forced to punt. And on the opening play for the offense, Prodigy running back Cheri “Mimi” Gantt ran for a touchdown with a run of 30 yards and 7 yards.
On the ensuing series for Keystone, Defensive End Shantel Wilson stepped in front of the quarterback pass and took the ball 20-yards for a touchdown to make the score 13-0 after the extra point.
A botched snap on the Keystone punt gave the Prodigy offense a 16 yard field to work with and Gantt once again took the ball in for a touchdown. With about 4 minutes left the quarter, the score stood at 19-0 Prodigy.
But after a Keystone four-and-out, that wasn’t it for Gantt in the first half. LaNia Charity set up the touchdown with a 20 yard run and Gantt topped it off with a 10 yard score for her third of the day.
Assault’s offense spurted in the second quarter, after the QB fumbled and Linebacker Ramzeh “Pinky” Deen-sie recovered the ball on the Keystone 49-yard line. But a Prodigy fumble would bring Keystone’s offense back on the field…but not for long as Defensive End Natasha Ware picked off the quarterback and returned it 10 yards before stepping out of bounds.
After a nearly 30 yard run from Charity, quarterback Vicky Lyles outran the Keystone secondary for a 5 yard touchdown, putting the Prodigy up 31-0 to end the half.
The second half seemed it would be much of the same as Gantt opened the scoring with a 28 yard touchdown just three minutes into the third quarter and did it once again with a 23 yard score six minutes later to put Washington up 45-0 with the extra points.
But the Prodigy faced their toughest defensive challenge of the past two seasons. A 15 yard completion and a pass interference penalty set up the Assault in the Prodigy redzone where they would capitalize on another penalty and finish off the drive with a 5 yard touchdown pass. The extra point attempt was no good, ending the game with a final score of 45-6.
UP NEXT: The Prodigy are back at home as the Fayetteville Fierce travel from North Carolina to play Washington at Dunbar High School in northwest DC on May 4. Get tickets for the second to last home game HERE.