Atholton, River Hill football

River Hill quarterback Austin Altman, shown here being tackled by Atholton's Steve Whiting in a game last September, will lead the Hawks against Atholton this Friday night. (File photo/Kim Hairston / September 16, 2011)

Well, the game that we've all been waiting for is actually here! Atholton (10-1) at River Hill (11-0), Friday night at 7 p.m., for the 3A East regional championship.

If last week's regional semifinal round — when Atholton edged Reservoir in a 21-20 overtime thriller, and Mt. Hebron put up a fight against River Hill, but fell  48-13 — is any indication, we should be in for a good one.

I've previewed the game narratively here, but I thought that it would be fun to use the vast canvas of the internet to break the game down by the numbers:

 

Coaches

A: Kyle Schmitt, fourth season

RH: Brian Van Deusen, 13th season

 

Roster breakdown

A: 46 — 22 juniors (#44 Cody Stolar, #25 Isaac Boateng, #21 Isaac Murray, #14 Brian Gsell, #10 Marquise Findlay-Smith, #8 Graham Broschart, #7 Jordan Mason), 1 sophomore (#52 Alex Plotkin), 2 freshmen (#35 Kyle Butts, #37 Cole Mason)

RH: 39 — 17 seniors, 21 juniors (#37 Cory Daniel, #47 Alex Potocko, #50 Logan Kirby, #52 Anthony Corrao), 1 sophomore (#34 Brian Kirby)

 

2012 point differential

A: 300-156 (2 shutouts)

RH: 518-90 (6 shutouts)

 

(Atholton stats through 11 games, River Hill stats through 10 games)

 

Leading passer
A: #3 Luke Casey, 92/165, 1,351 yards, 12 TD
RH: #9 Austin Altman, 75/115, 1,689 yards, 21 TD

 

Leading rushers

Atholton
#21 Isaac Murray, 150 carries, 1,074 yards (7.2), 8 TD
#3 Luke Casey, 139, 1,070 (7.7), 11
#4 Hunter Carter-Rimbach, 22, 82 (3.7), 0
#5 Pat Mullens, 23, 63 (2.7), 3
#10 Marquise Findlay-Smith, 6, 61 (10.2), 1
Team 355, 2,434 (6.9), 23

River Hill
#5 Justin Arn, 79, 764 (9.7), 11
#3 Evan Griffin, 67, 734 (11.0), 12
#1 Stephan Osong, 60, 449 (7.5), 8
#21 Noah Carter, 23, 139 (6.0), 3
#9 Austin Altman, 35, 117 (3.3), 4
Team 306, 2,446 (8.0), 41


Leading receivers

Atholton
#1 Keyon Pinnock, 36 catches, 706 yards (19.6), 8 TD
#5 Pat Mullens, 28, 360 (12.9), 2
#2 Brandon Anthony, 9, 146 (16.2), 2
#10 Marquise Findlay-Smith, 8, 140 (17.5), 2
#18 Monte Horner, 7, 69 (9.9), 1
#7 Jordan Mason, 4, 48 (12.0), 0

River Hill
#2 Nick Ball, 27, 516 (19.1), 7
#3 Evan Griffin, 20, 495 (24.8), 6
#5 Justin Arn, 10, 303 (30.3), 3
#37 Cory Daniel, 9, 155 (17.2), 3
#1 Stephan Osong, 8, 151 (18.9), 2
#21 Noah Carter, 4, 102 (25.5), 0

 

Leading tacklers

Atholton
#44 Cody Stolar, 99
#5 Pat Mullens, 82
#2 Brandon Anthony, 73
#9 Godfrey Ovia, 70
#14 Brian Gsell, 62
#25 Isaac Boateng, 41
#8 Graham Broschart, 39
#45 Jamal Washington, 37
#55 Ben Mathews, 32
#12 Graham Kantor, 31

River Hill
#4 Nick Schanne, 76
#50 Logan Kirby, 70
#52 Anthony Corrao, 63
#5 Justin Arn, 60
#24 Ryan Doyle, 60
#1 Stephan Osong, 57
#34 Brian Kirby, 57
#3 Evan Griffin, 45
#68 Justin Nestor, 43
#46 Chris Galloway, 41

Sacks

Atholton
#12 Graham Kantor, 4
#55 Ben Mathews, 2.5
#2 Brandon Anthony, 2.5
#45 Jamal Washington, 1.5

River Hill
#52 Anthony Corrao, 7.5
#50 Logan Kirby, 4.5
#5 Justin Arn, 4.5
#4 Nick Schanne, 4
#68 Justin Nestor, 4
#1 Stephan Osong, 3


Interceptions

Atholton
#6 David Bell, 2
#7 Jordan Mason, 2
#4 Hunter Carter-Rimbach, 1
#14 Brian Gsell, 1
#37 Cole Mason, 1
#32 Sean McHugh, 1
#44 Cody Stolar, 1

River Hill
#21 Noah Carter, 3
#15 Gray McLaughlin, 2
#10 Jason Park, 1


Leading place-kicker
A: #25 Isaac Boateng, 50 kickoffs, 2,320 yards (46.4); #35 Kyle Butts, 30/NA EP, 0 FG
RH: #47 Alex Potocko, 57/63 EP, 2/2 FG, 76 kickoffs, 3,765 yards (49.5)

Leading punter
A: #25 Isaac Boateng, 19, 732 (38.5)
RH: #3 Evan Griffin, 6, 228 (38.0)

Leading punt returners
A: #37 Cole Mason, 7-84 (12.0); #7 Jordan Mason, 8-66 (8.3)
RH: #3 Evan Griffin, 6-82 (13.7); #2 Nick Ball, 7-64 (9.1)

Leading kick returners
A: #7 Jordan Mason, 11-159 (14.5); #5 Pat Mullens, 7-124 (17.7)
RH: #5 Justin Arn, 4-182 (45.5, TD) ; #3 Evan Griffin, 9-233 (25.9, TD)

Playoff appearances
A: 7 (4-6), 1985, 2005, 2007, 2009-2012
RH: 9 (21-6), 2003-2012

Regional championships
A: 0
RH: 6 (2005-2009, 2011)

State championships
A: 0
RH: 3 (2007-2008, 2011)

Last ten seasons

A: 66-43 (.606)

RH: 115-12 (.906)

Last ten meetings

Nov. 18, 2011: River Hill 21, Atholton 12*

Sept. 16, 2011: Atholton 14, River Hill 0

Oct. 1, 2010: Atholton 10, River Hill 0

Oct. 30, 2009: River Hill 35, Atholton 14

Nov. 20, 2009: River Hill 30, Atholton 3*

Sept. 5, 2008: River Hill 42, Atholton 7

Oct. 19, 2007: River Hill 41, Atholton 0

Oct. 13, 2006: River Hill 34, Atholton 19

Sept. 9, 2005: River Hill 26, Atholton 6

Sept. 4, 2004: River Hill 17, Atholton 0

* 3A East regional championship game