Friday Night Football

Edgewood's Ray King looks for an opening in Friday night's game against Aberdeen. (Nicole Munchel | Aegis staff, Patuxent Publishing / August 31, 2012)

The Patterson Mill Huskies waited a day to start their football season and did it with a 24-0 road win over the Chesapeake-B.C. squad Saturday afternoon.

Devinn Fisher led the Huskies' offense, running for 160 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries.

Mike Reed caught two passes for 44 yards, scored one touchdown and picked off one pass on defense.

Ryan Jacobs helped out the winning cause with a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown.

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Patterson Mill kicker A.J. Brocato nailed a 30-yard field goal attempt and had one interception.

Cross-town rivals

Aberdeen opened the 2012 high school football season with a 27-21 win over host and long-time rival Edgewood Friday night in front of a capacity crowd.

Joppatowne, Fallston, C. Milton Wright and John Carroll also won Friday, while Havre de Grace and North Harford lost their season-openers. In the Joppatowne-Tech game, one player suffered a concussion and was taken to Bayview Hospital in Baltimore.

In Edgewood, Aberdeen nearly let leads of 20-0 and 27-7 slip way as a gritty Edgewood team made it interesting down the stretch.

Aberdeen scored on the game's opening possession, with Dante Warfield doing the honors on a 7-yard run.

Kenshea McCraney, the Eagles ground attack leader, scored on a 36-yard run with less than a minute left in the first quarter. McCraney finished with 155 yards on 11 carries and also had a screen pass reception for nine yards.

Eagles fullback Trashon Turner added a pair of touchdowns. The first came in the second quarter on a 6-yard run, set up by 22-yard scamper from McCraney.

Edgewood finally got on the scoreboard late in the half when Noel Spencer outran the Eagles for a 46-yard score.

Turner added his second score less than two minutes into the final quarter, rumbling eight yards into the end zone. A 33-yard run by Turner the play before set up the score.

Edgewood used a 9-yard touchdown run by quarterback Kaliel Barmer and a 30-yard fumble return touchdown by Ray King to close the score, but Aberdeen was able to hold on the for the win in the final 5:46.

Mariners edge Cobras

Joppatowne opened with win a Friday night, slipping by visiting and scrappy Harford Tech, 9-6.

David Moore scored the lone Joppatowne touchdown on 3-yard run in the second quarter and Austin O'Dell added the point after for a 7-0 lead.

Tech also scored its only points later in the quarter when Dennis Pink hauled in a 53-yard touchdown pass from Andres Armstrong. Armstrong was stopped on the conversion try.

The game's final points were scored in the fourth quarter when Dylan Nicodemus recorded a safety for the Mariners.