Prodigy vs. Fayetteville Fierce


Washington (4-0) returned to a new home field and finished off the Fayetteville Fierce (1-2) with a 72-0 victory to remain undefeated.

The Prodigy defense started the game with an interception from Mildred "Cece" Williams, but a Prodigy offensive fumble would give the ball right back to the visiting team. The possession did not last long as linebacker Ramzeh Deen-sie recovered a  Fayetteville botched snap at the 7 yard line. 

Cheri "Mimi" Gantt finished the job, scoring the first touchdown of the game with seven minutes to go in the first quarter. 

After another Fierce four-and-out, Gantt took in another score, this time from the 11 yard line. (14-0) Four plays later, it was a bit of deja vu, as defensive end Natasha Ware recovered the botched snap this time, and running back Tierra McCormick took the ball in for a touchdown from the 3-yard-line. 

On the ensuing Fayetteville offensive series, from the 25-yard line, cornerback Tamera Maxwell intercepted a high pass and returned it 17 yards to set up a touchdown by running back LaNia Charity. That brought the score to 26-0 with less than three minutes left in the first quarter. 

Washington opened up the second quarter with McCormick dragging several defenders into the end zone for her second touchdown of the night. 

Once again a four-and-out gave the home team great field position and this time Deen-sie, in at fullback, scored six points on a 12-yard run. Gantt added another score just before the half, giving the Prodigy a 47-0 lead.

The second half was much like the first, as Gantt's first play from scrimmage was a 75-yard touchdown run and McCormick (8 yards) ran the ball in for another score later in the third quarter. Charity caught a 24-yard pass from quarterback Vicky Lyles for a score as well. 

Not to be outdone, safety Keshia Cousar picked off a Fayetteville pass and took it 21-yards for a touchdown.

UP NEXT: The Prodigy head to nearby Upper Marlboro, MD to take on the DMV Knights on May 18th. Washington is back at home on June 15th at Dunbar High School. Tickets available HERE.