In a rain soaked game, both teams ran for long TDs and then battled it out in 2 Overtime possessions with Roosevelt holding Wise in the second overtime. Roosevelt 26, Wise 20.
Since the re-districting of the Greenbelt, MD school system in 2004, the rivalry between Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr. Henry Wise has only gotten stronger. That tradition continued on Saturday during the Great American Rivalry Series presented by the US Marines. Eleanor Roosevelt’s double overtime 26-20 victory over Dr. Henry Wise was played on an extremely muddy field following a hard rain storm on Saturday morning but the conditions did not deter the intensity of the rivalry.
Players from both teams spent the first half of the game trying to find their footing under the worsening playing conditions and the score was tied 0-0 at the half. But with 7:28 left to go in the third quarter, Great American Rivalry Series Game Most Valuable Player, Karl Mofor broke free from the stock piled line and ran 51 yards for the initial touchdown. Henry Wise came back right away when Rivalry Series Scholar Athlete Kyle Hill took a pitch out and ran 70 yards for the tying score. Throughout the late third and fourth quarter it continued to be the Mofor and Hill show with each scoring again. The score was tied at 12 at the end of regulation and it was again tied at the conclusion of the first overtime 20-20. But it was Eleanor Roosevelt’s and Great American Rivalry Series Scholar-Athlete Isaiah Hill that scored the go ahead touchdown, and once the Roosevelt defense stopped Wise on a 4th and 2 at the conclusion of the send overtime, Roosevelt’s victory was sealed 26-20.
- Show All
- Eleanor Roosevelt vs. Dr. Henry Wise – 2014