BY DEWEY FOX, firstname.lastname@example.org
7:59 PM EDT, September 29, 2012
The North Harford Hawks scored over 40 points for the second straight week on Friday night in a 41-20 victory over the visiting Aberdeen Eagles.
With the win, North Harford improved to 3-2 for the year, while Aberdeen fell to 2-3.
The Hawks, tied 13-13 with Aberdeen at halftime, exploded for 28 points over the final two quarters, while holding Aberdeen to one touchdown.
North Harford got on the board first, stopping the Eagles in their own end zone for a safety. Later in the first quarter, North Harford kicker Sean Bowling nailed a 28-yard field goal to put the Hawks up, 5-0.
Still in the first quarter, Aberdeen took the lead, with Eric Briggs capping a drive to the North Harford two yard line with a touchdown run. Eric Whittie hit the extra point, giving the Eagles a 7-5 advantage.
In the second quarter, the Eagles extended their lead by six points when Dante Warfield snapped off a 60-yard scoring run. The extra point attempt went wide, leaving Aberdeen up, 13-5.
Before the halftime whistle sounded, the Hawks evened up with their guests, as Eric Bayer scored a touchdown from the Aberdeen four yard line and then found his way to the end zone again on the two-point play.
North Harford took the lead for good in the third quarter, with Tyler Campbell scoring a touchdown on a 29-yard run, and Bowling following with the point after kick. Still in the third quarter, Hawk quarterback Nic Hammer tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Nick Tittle. Bowling then hit the extra point kick, putting the Hawks up, 27-13.
Early in the fourth quarter, North Harford saw Josh Welsh make it to the end zone on a 23-yard touchdown run, which was followed by another successful extra point kick by Bowling.
Aberdeen came up with its final touchdown of the game on a 45-yard run by Warfield. Whittie's extra point attempt was good, making the score 34-20 in North Harford's favor.
Welsh notched the game's last touchdown on a 24-yard run, and then Bowling hit his fourth point after kick of the contest.
Cougars still perfect
The Fallston Cougars improved to 5-0 for the season on Friday night with a 28-7 road victory over the Havre de Grace Warriors.
Leading the winning side was running back Marc Badger, who scored a pair of touchdowns.
The loss dropped Havre de Grace to 0-5.
Bel Air thumps Joppatowne
The Bel Air Bobcats picked up a shutout win on Friday night by topping the visiting Joppatowne Mariners, 42-0.
The victory pushed Bel Air to 3-2 overall, while the Mariners fell to 1-4.
CMW suffers first loss
Unbeaten heading into their Friday-night home game at Bel Air with the visiting Overlea squad, the C. Milton Wright Mustangs were edged, 14-6.
With the loss, the Mustangs fell to 4-1 for the year.
Edgewood over Tech
The Edgewood Rams knocked off the host-team Harford Tech Cobras, 46-6, on Friday night.
Patterson Mill grinds out second win
The Patterson Mill defense was stingy on Friday night, as the Huskies allowed host Bo Manor to just one touchdown in a 20-6 road victory.
The win put Patterson Mill at 2-3 for the year.
Huskies quarterback Luke DePasquale hit eight of 18 passes for 137 yards. On the ground, DePasquale ran for 63 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries.
Devinn Fisher led the Huskies running game, racking up 76 yards and scoring two touchdowns on 20 rushing attempts.
Ryan Jacobs was Patterson Mills' top receiver, reeling in 97 yards on five catches.
Mike Reed caught two passes for 38 yards in the victory.
Tyler Oppel led the Huskies in tackles with 13, while teammate Dan Cardwell had 11 tackles. Chris Livingston had 10 tackles in the victory, and Zach Dorn helped the winning cause by picking off a Bo Manor pass attempt.