The 2013 Harford County high school football season got into full action Friday night with Aberdeen, Bel Air, C. Milton Wright, Fallston, Patterson Mill and North Harford winning their season opening games. John Carroll won for a second straight week. Havre de Grace and Harford Tech lost.
At North Harford, the Hawks posted a 9-7 win over Perry Hall on the leg of kicker Sean Bowling. Bowling kicked field goals of 22 and 39 yards in the first and second quarters, respectively, for a 6-0 halftime lead. Perry Hall's lone score and extra point came in the third quarter, but Bowling came through one more time in the final quarter, booting a game-winning 28-yard field goal.
Hawks quarterback Nic Hammer guided the Hawks into the field goal positions with his legs, leading the Hawks offense with 132 yards rushing on 25 carries. Scott Angstadt added 66 yards on 11 carries.
Zach Huber led the defense with 15 tackles. Zach Edwards had 14 tackles and Ryan Feiss had 13. Richie Greene ended two Perry Hall drives with interceptions.
Mustangs beat Elks
CMW traveled to Elkton Friday night and returned with a 42-12 season opening win. The Mustangs fell behind, 12-0, before reeling off 42 unanswered points.
Leading the CMW offense, junior quarterback Omar Walker was 9-for-12 for 335 yards and four touchdowns. He also added 24 rushing yards and another touchdown. Junior running back Will Hazelton had 103 yards rushing with a touchdown and another 102 yards receiving with another touchdown.
Osiah Walker, a junior wide receiver and linebacker, added 134 receiving yards (on three catches) and one touchdown to go with 11 tackles and one interception. Junior wide receiver Tyler Lewis added 74 receiving yards with one touchdown and Steven Gray, another junior wide receiver, added a 25 yard touchdown.
Kevin Reynolds added 76 yards rushing to the offense that totaled 620 yards. The offensive line was led by Tanner Page, Frank Marzen, RJ Bonsall, Logan Karukas and Michael Poorbaugh.
Chris Kiley led the defense with 13 tackles
Eagles beat Rams
At Edgewood, Aberdeen used the right arm and legs of quarterback Lavell McCullers, who passed for two scores and ran for two more, leading the Eagles past the Rams, 42-23.
McCullers (10-for-22, 187 yards, one INT) threw touchdown passes of 27 and 15 yards, respectively, to Nate McKinney and Mark Meynisse. The latter gave Aberdeen a 22-7 halftime lead. McCullers (seven carries for 89 yards) then added touchdown runs of one and 12 yards, pushing the lead to 35-15 late in the third quarter.
Aberdeen's other touchdowns came on short runs by Ken Shea McCraney (13 carries, 87 yards) and Dramel Boykin.
Edgewood quarterback Kaliel Barmer ran five yards for Edgewood's first score and then passed 15 yards to Daniel Anige for another. Derrick Delilly scored the Rams final points in the final half minute from six yards out.
Rams running back Jeremy Middlebrooks never found the end zone, but ran for 165 yards on 22 carries, with 159 of those yards coming on 16 carries in the first half.
Huskies top Eastern Tech
Host Patterson Mill used the running of Devinn Fisher and Trey Hall to beat Eastern Tech, 28-7. Fisher rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries while Hall added 137 yards and two scores on 24 carries.
Hall also led the Huskies defense with 12 tackles while Alex Hollingshead added 11 tackles and Damon Lloyd had 10 tackles.
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