Howard's Karvin Reeves rushes for a touchdown against McKean

Howard's Karvin Reeves rushes for a touchdown against McKean

Howard's Karvin Reeves scored 4 rushing touchdowns as the Wildcats pulled away for a 44-16 victory over McKean Thursday night.

Reeves set the tone immediately, as he burst through a hole for a 30-yard touchdown just 1:13 into the contest.

On McKean's second drive, their way of staying in the contest became clear: throw over Howard's defense.

McKean QB Keith Webb found Aaron Lewis for a big gain down to the 25, and then Webb rolled to his right and fond Khalied Pruden who made an over-his-head catch while jumping backwards and looking back at the quarterback to tie the game at 8-8 after they matched Howard's two-point conversion.

Howard's next two drives ended the same way as their first, with Reeves scoring from 18 and 3 yards away to get the lead to 24-8 after two more 2-point conversions.

Webb wasn't finished, as he connected with Tahzir Emmens-Grant on a post-pattern with 1:56 to go before halftime to get back to 24-16 after the game's 5th successful 2-point try.

Howard tried to stretch their lead before the break, but McKean broke up a pass play from the 3 on the final play of the half, giving them a chance with the football to start the 3rd quarter.

McKean took 5:59 off the clock getting inside the Howard 30, but a combination sack by Jeremyah Combs-Washington and Jermaine Lugo put the Highlanders behind the chains, and then Webb couldn't get a pass off with 5 defenders surrounding him on 4th down.

Howard wouldn't score on their next drive, but after they stopped Kean, this time it was Kevin Ignudo scoring from 3 yards away with 10:37 to go getting the lead up to 32-16.

QB Donovan Cartright went to the air on Howard's next drive, finding Tyair Spencer, who had earlier brought in a pair of conversion catches, with a 30-yard touchdown, and then finally Reeves scored his 4th touchdown of the night on a reverse to finish off the scoring.

Howard (4-0, 2-0 Flight B) gave up just their 2nd and 3rd touchdowns of the season. They'll travel to Christiana next Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff.

McKean (2-2, 2-1), will try to bounce back when they host Brandywine next Friday at 6:00 p.m.