Running back David Avit ran for four touchdowns in Churchill’s 34-21 playoff victory over Richard Montgomery.
Avit broke through tackles routinely on his highlight-worthy rushes, including a 69-yard touchdown run on Churchill’s opening second-half drive. His two fourth-quarter touchdowns gave the Bulldogs a 20-point lead in the game’s closing minutes.
Both teams struggled to put points on the board in the first half. Churchill’s offense got off to a slow start committing six penalties in the first half. A missed field goal attempt at the end of the second quarter left the score 7-0 at halftime.
The second half was a different story, however, as Churchill and Richard Montgomery scored three touchdowns in the first four minutes of the third quarter. RM quarterback Anthony Dixon, Jr. threw three touchdowns in the second half as the Rockets tried to mount a comeback.
Richard Montgomery finishes the season 3-7.
Churchill (8-2) advances to the second round of the class 4A playoffs and will face Gaithersburg (4-6) who is coming off an upset win over Walter Johnson (7-3) in their opening playoff season matchup.