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Prep roundup: Smoot tosses three TD passes in Rams' win

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MANASSAS PARK -- Strasburg quarterback Mark Smoot connected on three touchdown passes to lead the Rams to a 28-14 victory over Bull Run District rival Manassas Park on Friday night.

Colton Funk got the scoring started for the Rams with a 6-yard touchdown run in the first-quarter.

Smoot connected with his brother, Ryan Smoot, on a 45-yard touchdown strike to put Strasburg up 14-0 with 2:53 left in the first half.

Smoot hooked up with Colt Cowgill for another long touchdown pass -- a 32-yarder -- in the third quarter, then found Funk later for another 33-yard touchdown strike with 3:08 left in the third quarter to put the Rams up by four touchdowns.

Manassas Park broke up the shutout with a touchdown with 2:48 left in the game, then added another in the closing seconds.

Mark Smoot was 9 for 14 passing for 230 yards and three TDs. Ryan Smoot had three catches for 96 yards and a touchdown, Cowgill had two catches for 56 yards and a score, and Funk had two catches for 46 yards and a touchdown. Funk also led the Rams in rushing with 77 yards and a touchdown, and Justin Carr added 56 rushing yards.

Strasburg improved to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the Bull Run District.

Warren County 21, George Mason 14

FALLS CHURCH -- Warren County went on the road to pick up a 21-14 win over Bull Run District rival George Mason on Friday night.

Trailing 7-0, the Wildcats tied the game when Kristian Deal broke through with a 9-yard touchdown run with eight seconds in the first half. That matched the Mustangs, who'd earlier taken the lead on a Connor Rhodes touchdown run.

The Wildcats grabbed the lead in the third quarter when quarterback Austen Butler hooked up with Eric Baker on a 55-yard touchdown strike.

Warren County (5-2, 3-1 Bull Run) added to its lead when Butler found Casey Stewart for a 12-yard touchdown pass to put the Wildcats up 21-7.

"Mason played really good," Warren County coach Tony Tallent said. "The Noble kid [D'Montae Noble] broke off one big run, but he did not score tonight."



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