touchdown


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touchdown

1. the moment at which a landing aircraft or spacecraft comes into contact with the landing surface
2. Rugby the act of placing or touching the ball on the ground behind the goal line, as in scoring a try
3. American football a scoring play worth six points, achieved by being in possession of the ball in the opposing team's end zone

touchdown

i. The point where the nominal glide path intercepts the runway (ICAO). In this case, this point is only a datum and is not necessarily the actual point at which the aircraft will touch the runway.
ii. In a precision radar approach, the point on the landing surface toward which the controller issues guidance instructions.
iii. The contact, or moment of contact, an aircraft makes with the landing surface—land or water—and ceases to be airborne.
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Taveion Burke rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown for Lancaster.
Matt Field added nine catchesfor 167 yards and a touchdown.
Faith Baptist 26, Thacher 19: Kurt Weischadle rushed for 98 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown as Faith Baptist of Canoga Park won its 31st consecutive 8-Man game with a win over host Thacher of Ojai (5-1).
Baptist 38, Paraclete 8: Chris Thoburn (4-2, 1-0), rushed 11 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Knights of in a league opener at Antelope Valley College.
John Howe completed 14 of 15 passes, 12 in a row at one point, for 188 yards and three touchdowns to lead visiting Harvard-Westlake of Studio City to a 38-14 nonleague victory at La Canada.
Kaquann Offltt added 71 yards on 12 carries and Sharon Montgomery 62 yards and a touchdown on just seven carries for Blair of Pasadena, which scored 13 points in the third quarter to open a 27-0 lead.
Long sealed the victory with a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:44 remaining.
Howell returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and added a 16-yard scoring run later in the first quarter.
Sylmar maintained complete control of the game through the first three quarters, but a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Shannon Handy changed the momentum.
Schmidt hit Marc Enterante for a 19-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and Brian Kimball for a 28-yard scoring toss in the second.
Campbell Hall 65, Sage Hill 28 Zachary Kaplan threw four touchdown passes as Campbell Hall of North Hollywood (9-3) scored the first 52 points and cruised into the semifinals with an easy win over Sage Hill of Newport Beach at Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa.
Kevin Bevans completed 11 of 17 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown to lead Highland (5-6).