Seahawks dominate Potomac, advance to 2A semifinals

OXON HILL, Md. – Decatur football ended their 18-year state semifinal drought thanks to a 36-7 victory against Potomac Friday Night.

After surrendering the opening touchdown, the fifth-seeded Seahawks rattled off 36-unanswered points on their way to victory.

The Seahawks dominated on all sides of the ball.

Two bad snaps on punts by Potomac led to Decatur touchdowns. A blocked punt by Luke Mergott was recovered and ran back for a score by Gavin Solito.

Decatur also got on the board thanks to the defense. After a perfect punt downed Potomac at the 1-yard line, the Seahawk defense forced a fumble that was recovered in the end zone by Daegan Risser for a touchdown.

On offense, it was all the usual suspects for Decatur making big plays.

Quarterback Brycen Coleman found Mergott twice for scores. Coleman added another touchdown with his legs.

Decatur advances to the state semifinals for the first time since 2004. They will travel across the bridge once again, this time to face the undefeated, top-seeded, Milford Mill Academy.

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