Greyhounds overwhelmed by the Golden Eagles sophomore quarterback Caleb Williams, 47-0
Playing for the first time under new head coach Nick Bach, the Gilman football team found Gonzaga, the Washington Post’s top ranked team in the DC area, a bit much, in the season opener for both teams Friday night in the District.
After a scoreless opening quarter, Gonzaga scored 27 unanswered points in the second quarter and went on to thump the Greyhounds 47-0.
The Golden Eagles got their first points on a 73-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Caleb Williams to Sam Sweeney with 10 minutes to play in the opening half.
Three minutes later Williams and Sweeney connected for another score, this time from 23 yards out and the rout was on.
Williams, who had an incredible performance, followed with touchdown runs of 24 and 96 yards to send the Greyhounds reeling into intermission. Gilman did get in position for a 30-yard field goal attempt as the half closed, but the kick was unsuccessful.
Williams passed for two more scores in the third quarter to bring the running clock into play before retiring for the evening. Malcolm Terry added Gonzaga’s final score, in the fourth quarter, with a 52-yard run.
Pictured above: Gonzaga sophomore quarterback Caleb Williams passed for four touchdowns and rushed for two others, including a 96-yard run, to lead the Golden Eagles.