BY RANDY McROBERTS and DEWEY FOX
September 14, 2011
This week, it was Monday Night Football, a rarity in Harford County, and Aberdeen, Fallston, Joppatowne, North Harford and Patterson Mill were winners in games delayed from Friday night by bad field conditions made possible what was left ofTropical Storm Lee.
Patterson Mill went to 2-0 on the season with a 9-3 win over C. Milton Wright in a game relocated from Patterson Mill to the new turf at Bel Air High School.
The game's winning score didn't come until the opening seconds of the fourth quarter after Patterson Mill had finished the third quarter by picking off CMW quarterback Brian Davis' pass to the Husky end zone for a touchback. Sitting on their 20 yard line and trailing, 3-0, the Huskies needed just one play to go the distance as running back Deonte Alston took a handoff and dashed off an 80-yard touchdown run, sprinting down the right sideline after breaking free in the secondary. Kyle Reddish's kick for the extra point went wide, leaving the score, 6-3, and giving the Mustangs an opportunity to tie the game with a field goal.
Following a punt after a three and out by the Mustangs, Patterson Mill got the ball on its 40. An unnecessary roughness penalty against CMW pushed the Huskies to the Mustang 45. The Huskies advanced to the CMW 17 on 11 plays, with Alston putting up 37 yards on seven carries during the drive. Facing fourth-and-goal on the Mustang 17, Reddish was called to try a field goal, and he sent the 31-yard kick directly through the uprights with plenty of length to spare, giving the winning side its final 9-3 advantage.
The Mustangs only score came on their first possession which began on the CMW 15 after a change of possession on downs. On the first play, Davis took off on a wild scramble for 62 yards to the Huskies' 23. After an illegal shift penalty, a play that netted negative yardage, and a three-yard gain, the Mustangs were facing fourth down and 15. Brendan Magisgro, CMW's kicker, boomed a 45-yard field goal to give the Mustangs a 3-0 lead.
With the loss, CMW dropped to 1-1 on the season.
NORTH HARFORD thumps Rising Sun
Host North Harford had no trouble moving to 2-0 with a 44-7 win over Rising Sun Monday night.
Josh Welsh ran for 187 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Hawks. Welsh scored on runs of one yard and 66 yards in the first quarter and scoring jaunts of 23 and 34 yards in the third quarter.
Quarterback Ryan Stinar added a 70-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and finished with 75 yards on eight carries.
The Hawks added their final points in the fourth quarter on a Chris King 23-yard field goal and a 29-yard run by Nick Hammer.
Rising Sun's only score came in the first quarter on a 50-yard run and successful extra point.
FALLSTON drops EDGEWOOD
The Fallston Cougars won going away Monday, beating winless Edgewood, 15-6.
Ryan Umpleby, who rushed for more than 100 yards and scored one touchdown, led the Cougars. Marc Badger was accounted for Fallston's other score with a rushing touchdown.
John Eichelberger nailed a 27-yard field goal, rounding out Fallston's scoring.
Harrison Stone was Fallston's top defender with 12 tackles in the game.
Fallston is 2-0 and Edgewood is 0-2.
JOHN CARROLL beats Dulaney
The John Carroll Patriots won the road for the second straight week, beating Dulaney, 29-22, to go 2-0 on the season. The Patriots scored all of their points in the first half and made them stand up.
Junior quarterback Brandon Lewis scored three touchdowns to lead the Patriots, who had 292 rushing yards. Lewis opened the scoring with the game's only first quarter score, crossing the goal line on a one-yard run. Alex Gambrell kicked the first of three extra points for a 7-0 lead.
The Patriots pushed the lead to 14-0 in the second quarter with sophomore fullback Gus Lane doing the honors. Lane, who rushed for 154 yards on 25 carries, rambled eight yards into the end zone.
Dulaney then scored one of its three touchdowns, but the only one through the air. It covered 15 yards. The Lions also added a two-point conversion to pull within a touchdown at 14-8.
John Carroll responded with a pair of rushing touchdowns from Lewis to extend its lead to 29-8 at halftime.
The first of Lewis' consecutive scores came on a one-yard run and the Patriots matched the Lions conversion with one of their own, a pass from Lewis to Montell Martin.
Lewis closed out the half and John Carroll's scoring with a 17-yard run.
Lewis finished with 88 yards on 12 carries. He also completed three of 11 passes for 35 yards. Lewis fumbled three times, losing two.
Dulaney added two more scores in the third quarter, both on short runs, to close the scoring.
The Patriots forced the Lions into four turnovers — one interception and three fumbles. Austin Markley had the interception. Avery Callan, Luke Navin and Daniel Kelble recovered fumbles.
John Galarraga led the defense with 15 tackles. Navin added 10. Callan and Jack Hinder each had eight tackles. Navin added two sacks and Galarraga added one.
The Patriots take to the road Friday for the third week in a row, visiting Annapolis Area Christian School at 7 p.m.
BEL AIR dropped by Elkton
Bel Air fell to 1-1 on the season with a 21-12 loss in Elkton Monday night.
Bel Air's touchdowns were scored by running back Juan Singletary and receiver Steve Henson.
Perryville takes Cup from HAVRE DE GRACE
For the first time since 2004, the Perryville Panthers (2-0) have the Susquehanna Cup trophy in Cecil County after winning the annual Susquehanna Bowl contest with the rival Warriors (1-1) Monday night in Havre de Grace.
The Panthers scored early, reeling off the game's first 28 points en route to a 34-14 win on the James R. Harris Stadium turf.
Panthers running back Joe Peaker was the Warriors biggest nemesis, rushing for 208 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. Peaker opened the scoring with a 20-yard touchdown run and added a 10-yard scoring run before the first quarter expired.
Teammate Nehemiah Wallace added a four-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, but the extra-point failed and the Panthers took the 20-0 lead into the half.
Propelled by three major penalties against Perryville to begin play in the third quarter, Havre de Grace saw its best scoring chance to that point fizzle. A first and goal at the Panthers one, resulted in a four-down, five yard loss.
Perryville took over at its six, moved three yards back on a false start penalty, but gave the ball to Peaker. Peaker went left, cut back across the middle to the right and raced 97 yards to the end zone. Quarterback Gabe Sherrod ran the ball in for the two-point conversion to extend the lead to 28-0 midway through the third quarter.
Havre de Grace scored late in the quarter when Justin Gosnell took a swing pass from quarterback Lavelle McCullers 69 yards for a score. Havre de Grace also scored with a little more than a minute left when McCullers connected with Chris Askew for 55 yards. Andy Meiselwitz added the extra points following both scores.
Perryville's last score actually came before the Warriors last one with Ethan Griffin running five yards for the score.
ABERDEEN crushes Bo Manor
Aberdeen easily moved to 2-0 by crushing visiting Bo Manor, 50-12, Monday night. It was Aberdeen's second 50-point performance to start the Johnny Brooks Era after the long time Havre de Grace coach and former HHS star transferred to the Blue and Gold this season.
Austin Bonsall led the win with three touchdowns. Quintel Kelly added one rushing touchdown. Quarterback Kenny Faulcon added two scores through the air. Faulcon threw two 15-yard scores, one to Chavez Cheatam and the other to Christian Carpenter. Faulcon finished 5-for-9 for 110 yards. Aberdeen led at the half, 44-0.
HARFORD TECH loses by one
For the second straight week, Harford Tech (0-2) lost a close game at home. The Cobras were edged Monday evening by visiting Tower Hill, 20-19.
Tower Hill put up 20 points on a six-yard run, a 20-yard pass and an 85-yard kickoff return.
Tech answered with a three-yard fumble return for a touchdown and a 27-yard pass from Austin Nierwinski to Isaiah Gills. The Cobras final points came on a Nierwinski four-yard run.
JOPPATOWNE beats North East
The Joppatowne Mariners (2-0) earned their second win to start the season, going on the road Monday night and beating the North East Indians, 14-6. Jamil Lee was Joppatowne's top offensive contributor, rushing for 207 yards on 26 carries.
John Pace, Joppatowne's quarterback, completed three of four passes for 100 yards.
Joppatowne's defense was led by Anthony White with 10 tackles. Dylan Nicodemus had seven tackles and Khalil Jones had five tackles.
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