The new cross-town competition, the DMV Lady Knights, came to the Prodigy for its second home game of the season but left with a loss as Washington continued its winning streak in a 48-0 win.
The Prodigy offense started the game with runs from Shawntae “Tank” Barnes and Cheri “Mimi” Gantt all the way to the 4 yard line where Tank ran it in for the team’s first touchdown less than three minutes into the first quarter.
The defense gave the Prodigy an especially short field after forcing DMV to a four-and-out and a five-yard punt. The Prodigy backfield once again led the way into the end zone, this time with Mimi running in an 11-yard touchdown with less than four minutes in the quarter.
In the second quarter, it was the Prodigy passing game that led to the next score. Quarterback Victoria Lyles hit Tank with a 14-yard pass that she ran in to make the score 21-0 with the successful extra point. Prodigy’s defense held the Lady Knights scoreless as the first half expired.
And it was the defense that would start off hot for Washington to start the third quarter. On second down, defensive end Shantel Wilson came off the edge and blasted the DMV quarterback to create a fumble recovered at the 10-yard-line by linebacker Antoinette Bell.
From there the offense would once again lean on Mimi Gantt, who only needed two runs to cross the end zone and put the Prodigy up 27-0.
But the defense wasn’t done there. Corner back LaNia Charity stepped in front of a Lady Knights pass for the interception with a 12-yard return to the home team’s 18-yard-line with 7:50 to go in the third. Charity then turned to the other side of the ball as running back and took a handoff 15 yards for a touchdown to make the score 34-0.
Fullback Crystal Boyd would too get in on the scoring. After the defense forced a turnover on downs, Boyd rumbled over three Lady Knight defenders for a score to end the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, safety Keshia Cousar intercepted DMV on third down, which led to another touchdown from Gantt to end the game.
UP NEXT: The Prodigy hit the road for a rematch with the Keystone Assault on April 27th. Washington will be at Dunbar High School in northeast DC on May 4th to face the Fayetteville Fierce. Get tickets for the second to last home game HERE.