The Reginald F. Lewis football team isn't only good. It's historic.
“We all want to be part of something great down here,” said Lewis cornerback/receiver Antwain Partlow.
The Falcons are in the midst of their best season in program history. They’re 11-0 and one of only two Baltimore are teams still unbeaten.
“I’ve never been undefeated,” said Partlow. “I always lose one game, maybe two. It feels real good to be undefeated.”
“It means a lot because this school has never been the type of football school like Dunbar or Gilman or something,” said Falcons quarterback Dariun Miller. “This school is a very good school. It’s a school where you can come here and play football and do what you want to do in life.”
Lewis has been downright dominant this year. Their offense averaging about 37 points per game. Their defense has allowed only 24 points all season and posted eight shutouts.
“We don’t want them (the opposition) to move the ball at all. Don’t let them get upfield. Don’t let them get close to the red zone. Nothing,” said Partlow.
“Only allowing 2.2 points per game is really remarkable,” said Falcons head coach Elwood Townsend. “We’re excited about that. Offense wins games but defense wins championships.”
Following their first playoff win in team history, the road to the championship brings 5-and-6 Edmonson-Westside in the 1A South regional final. The Red Storm dismantled National Academy Foundation 34-0 in the semis.
“This is our opportunity to prove to the rest of the city and the state that we can actually play football here at Reginald F. Lewis,” said Townsend.
Kickoff Friday from Poly is set for 6:00 p.m.