Running back Rachid Ibrahim shined on both sides of the ball Friday as he rushed for 106 yards on offense and returned an interception 30 yards for a score as The Avalon Black Knights defeated Model School for the Deaf 48 to 0.
“Rachid had a pick-six, a couple of nice runs, and he only played part of the game, although really everyone played well,” said Avalon coach Tad Shields.
Ibrahim ran for a 64 yard touchdown just one drive after his interception return. Coach Shields said the senior running back was the player of the game, having performed well in both offense and defense.
Avalon quickly scored 23 points in the first quarter, with Ibrahim showing traces of his record setting game two years ago against Model, where he set the Maryland scoring record.
The Black Knights finished the first half with 35 points, and racked up over 300 yards of rushing offense and five scores for the game. Ibrahim contributed 106, while sophomore fullback Adam McLean ran for 86, and junior all-purpose back Isaac Boyd added 112.
The defensive play of the game was a diving bobbling snag by Riley Einele, who also had hauled in a touchdown pass from Wyatt Karem in the game’s first drive. Karem was able to complete all four of his passes with one score, making that his second consecutive perfect passing game.
Avalon’s (2-1, 2-0 CAFC) next game is at Bullis, who served the Black Knights their only loss last year in a 55-0 rout, a game that Coach Shields says has been anticipated since the end of last season.