The John Carroll Patriots allowed just one touchdown Saturday afternoon on their way to a 28-7 victory over the host Delmar Wildcats of Delaware.
The Patriots, who improved to 2-1 with the victory, scored a pair of touchdowns in the opening quarter, while Delmar came up with its lone score of the contest.
John Carroll pushed its lead to 21-7 in the third quarter, then scored one more touchdown in the final quarter.
Bel Air beats Patterson Mill
The Bel Air Bobcats grabbed their second football victory of the season Friday night, beating the Patterson Mill Huskies, 14-7. In other Friday night football, C. Milton Wright stayed unbeaten on the season and Edgewood and Harford Tech each won its first game.
With the win over the Huskies, Bel Air improved to 2-1 for the season while Patterson Mill fell to 1-2.
Patterson Mill quarterback Luke Depasquale completed 11 for 18 passes for 117 yards and one touchdown, and picked up 54 rushing yards on 12 carries.
The Huskies' Ryan Jacobs ran the ball six times for 73 rushing yards and intercepted a pair of passes on defense.
Leading the Patterson Mill defense were Tyler Oppel and Trey Hall, who each had 11 tackles.
Fallston tops Rising Sun
The Fallston Cougars earned a home-field victory Friday, beating the Rising Sun Tigers, 42-7.
The victory put Fallston at 3-0 for the season.
Marc Badger had three touchdowns to lead Fallston.
Cobras win second
Harford Tech (2-1), led by Andres Armstrong, who ran for a score, threw for another and returned an interception for the eventual winning points, beat visiting Friends Friday night, 21-14. The Tech win also celebrated the return of Head Coach Johnny Watson, who missed the first two games because of the sudden and untimely death of his mother.
Armstrong opened the scoring with a 25-yard touchdown run and Tom Burley added the extra-point.
Friends scored its first touchdown in the second quarter to pull within a point as the conversion kick failed.
Tech countered on Armstrong's 16-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Gills for a 13-6 lead at the half.
Armstrong added his 64-yard interception return touchdown in the third quarter and the Cobras added the two-point conversion on a pass from Armstrong to Gills. The Cobras led through three quarters, 21-6.
Friends scored again in the fourth quarter and converted the two-point try to make it, 21-14, but Tech received the ball with just under five minutes to play and ran out the clock, marching 65 yards into the Friends red zone, before kneeling three times to end the game.
Elkton nips Aberdeen
Aberdeen (1-2) missed a field goal and extra point Friday night in Elkton and lost to the host Golden Elks, 14-13.
Austin Bonsall scored on a 50-yard pass play and Trashon Turner added a 8-yard touchdown run for the Eagles.
Edgewood blanks Joppatowne
Edgewood (1-2) earned its first win and in doing so, shut out host Joppatowne (1-2), 34-0, Friday night.
Edgewood's win was highlighted by Izaiah Sneed's offensive performance, The 5-9, 170-pound sophomore rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries.
Mustangs escape with victory
Heading into their Friday road game with the North East Indians, the C. Milton Wright Mustangs had not allowed a single point in the first two games of the season, outscoring Patterson Mill and North East by a combined, 67-0. Their most recent contest, however, saw a different outcome, as the CMW boys came away from Cecil County with a two-point victory, beating the Indians, 20-18.
The win pushed the Mustangs to 3-0 for the season.
Perryville tops Havre de Grace in 'Bowl'
The Susquehanna Bowl cup will reside in Perryville for another year after the Panthers 41-8 win over visiting Havre de Grace Friday night.
Perryville (3-0) scored 21 points in the opening quarter and added seven more in the second for a 28-0 halftime lead.
Ethan Griffin opened the scoring with a 10-yard run and Joe Peaker followed on the next possession with a 45-yard scoring run. Josh Bargsten kicked both extra-points following the scores.
Peaker (six carries, 136 yards), who also added a 49-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, gave the Panthers a defensive score on the ensuing Havre de Grace possession.
Peaker jumped up and grabbed Geno Nappi's pass at the line of scrimmage. Peaker then outran his pursuers en route to a 49-yard interception return touchdown.
Cody Gerhart added Perryville's final points of the first half on a 2-yard run.
Peaker's previously mentioned run made it 34-0 and Tyrell Hollingsworth took over from there. His interception ended a Havre de Grace drive and led to his 78-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Elijah Johnson for a 41-0 lead.
Havre de Grace (0-3) avoided the shutout when Cameron Doe (19 carries, 64 yards) scored from two yards out. Shawn Cardwell added the conversion run to finalize the scoring.
North Harford pummeled
The North Harford Hawks allowed 37 unanswered points in the first half of their Friday road game en route to a 44-14 loss to the St. Paul's Crusaders.
With the defeat, North Harford fell to 1-2 on the year.
The Crusaders scored two touchdowns and kicked a 29-yard field goal in the opening quarter, then added three touchdowns, along with two extra-point kicks, to run up a 37-10 lead by halftime.
North Harford finally got on the board with just under three minutes left in the third quarter when running back Josh Welsh capped a drive deep into Crusaders' territory with a four-yard touchdown run. North Harford's Richard Greene nailed the extra point, making the score, 37-7. Those would be the only points scored in the third quarter.
St. Paul's got its final tallies of the contest in the fourth quarter on a 94-yard touchdown run and a point-after kick.
With the Hawks down in the game's waning minutes, 44-7, North Harford's Nic Hammer barreled across the line from 11 yards out for a touchdown. Greene hit his second extra point of the contest, putting the score at 44-14 where it stayed through the final whistle.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun