Demetrius Anthony passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as Christ Church rolled past Heathwood Hall 45-21 in the season opener for both teams Friday night at Christ Church.
The Cavaliers – ranked No. 3 in Class A – jumped out to a 31-7 halftime lead and were never threatened in winning for the 20th time in their last 21 regular-season games.
Anthony opened the scoring with a 10-yard run, but Heathwood’s Joe Thompson responded with a 93-yard kickoff return to even the score. It was all Christ Church from there. The Cavaliers scored 31 consecutive points to take command.
Mac McCall kicked a 32-yard field goal to jump-start the onslaught, which continued with a 4-yard run by Lee Cox, a 24-yard interception return by Alex Connor, a 59-yard pass from Anthony to Rudy Johnstone and Thomas Ledbetter’s 15-yard touchdown run.
Quan White, who had four catches for 95 yards, rounded out the Cavaliers’ scoring with a 20-yard reception from Anthony in the fourth quarter.
Anthony completed 11 of 21 passes for 227 yards with two interceptions. Cox led the Cavaliers’ rushing attack with 75 yards on 13 carries.
Christ Church, the defending Class A Division II state champ, plays at Class AAA Eastside (1-0) next week.