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October 2, 2012 > Football: Washington keeps pace with Newark Memorial in MVAL

Football: Washington keeps pace with Newark Memorial in MVAL

The Washington Huskies fought their way back after a fourteen point deficit at halftime in a close battle with the American High Eagles. The 28-27 win gave them a share of the lead in Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) standings at 2-0 with the Cougars of Newark Memorial who beat Moreau 40-16 the same day.

Washington quarterback Kyle Malpede threw for 191 yards with 17 completions including a strike to Terrance Jones for a 22-yard touchdown. The touchdown came three plays after Husky Nate Woudstra recovered a kickoff the Eagles failed to field.

In a seesaw battle, Eddie Adams scored from a yard out to give Washington a 28-21 lead but the Eagles responded as Eric Adair scored on a 7-yard run with 10:09 left in the game; the point after was missed.

The biggest play of the game came with just 1:07 left in the contest. Washington stopped American's Robert Pinkney on a fourth-and-5 from the Huskies 15. Forced to punt, the Eagles had one last play at the Huskies 28 with 5.7 seconds left. Kyle Barker's pass was picked off by Ahmed Aryobi to preserve the win.

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