Georgetown Prep remains in the hunt for its first MIAA A Conference football championship, but the Little Hoyas took one on the chin on Saturday against the team it used to battle on an annual basis for the Interstate Athletic Conference Crown, as Landon topped Prep, 20-14.

At home, Georgetown Prep (7-3, 3-1) allowed 20 second quarter points to the Bears (7-2), erasing a 6-0 first quarter advantage for the Little Hoyas.  Landon did not score in the second half, but its defense played well enough to close out the victory.

Prep quarterback Bobby Rutland, who rushed for a team-high 97 yards, scored on a two-yard run in the opening quarter, but the Hoyas missed the extra-point kick and led 6-0.

Landon’s John Lynn, who gashed the Little Hoyas for 135 yards rushing, scored the first of three second quarter rushing touchdowns for the Bears, when he went in from four yards.  Wynston Bouknight, who churned out 107 yards on the ground in the contest, followed with scores of four and eight yards to send Landon to the half with a 20-6 lead.

In the third quarter, Prep’s Bobby Gribbin, who received extra close attention from the Landon defense all afternoon, scored on a two-yard touchdown run and added a two-point conversion run to rally the Little Hoyas within six at 20-14.  Gribbin finished with 63 yards rushing.

Two lost fumbles also hurt Georgetown Prep’s chances, but the Hoyas still have plenty to play for in their final game, next Saturday (1:00 p.m.) at home against Loyola.  A victory would allow the Hoyas to tie for first place in the MIAA A Conference.  A win over Loyola, followed by a Loyola win over Calvert Hall would allow Prep to claim a tri-championship, it’s first since joining the league in 2005.

In a two-way tie with Gilman, however, the Little Hoyas would lose the title based on the head-to-head tie-breaker.  Prep fell Gilman and defeated Calvert Hall earlier this fall.