By Brian Shaw
Calvert House suffered its first loss against Washington House 21-13 in the final regular season game of flag football on Wednesday.
Still, Calvert finished 4-1-1 in the six game regular season to secure the first seed for the playoffs. Washington House finished in second place 3-2-1.
The game wasn’t without controversy however, as Avalon 3rd grader Francesco Contini claimed foul play by Washington players.
“They kept pushing off to catch the ball and stiff arming our necks,” he said.
Washington House 3rd grader Dawson Whippen offered a different point of view.
“We [played well] because we didn’t throw any interceptions,” said the first year wide receiver. Mistakes seemed to plague Calvert throughout the game.
Whippen also said Washington had a few close thrown interceptions but Calvert defenders dropped the ball.
Meanwhile, Stewart House tied Carroll House 21-21.
Stewart House 6th grader Michael Gersten led the way with two touchdown passes, a touchdown reception, and two interceptions on the defensive side.
The highlight came when he hit 5th grader Mario de Ribeux for a score.
“I threw the ball to Mario and he zig zagged everyone and scored a touchdown,” said Gerston.
Late in the game, Carroll House 3rd grader Elann Hyde nearly had a game winning catch thrown by Mikey Brown but dropped the ball as he fell in the end zone.
Stewart House finished the regular season winless with two ties and Carroll House managed just one win, two losses, and two ties.
Flag Football Playoffs will start after Winter Break.