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.
Patriots rout Parkville
John Carroll traveled to Parkville and won, 40-8. The lead was 28-0 at the half.
Fullback Paul Lorick rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 24 attempts. Lorick had an additional 62 yards and a third score called back by penalties. The scoring runs came from 12 and five yards. Chris Scott threw a pair of touchdowns, 12 yards to Isaiah Speller-Martin and seven yards to Mark Michael. Scott also scored on a one-yard run and Jerome Brown added a 22-yard scoring jaunt.
The Patriots defense held Parkville to under 100 yards of total offense. Gus Lane led the defense with 10 tackles (four solo) and Andrew Reininger had eight tackles (four solo) and pressured the quarterback all afternoon. Luke Rinehart also had a big day, totaling 10 tackles (five solo).
Parkville's only score came on the last play of the game.
Bobcats win big
Bel Air was an easy winner at North East, blanking the Indians, 53-0. The Bobcats had 343 yards rushing and 32 yards passing. Devon Bowers led the charge with eight carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns.
Bel air's leading tackler was Mike Marshall with six solos and three assists. Two tackles were for loss.
Bel Air held North East to negative rushing yards and 122 yards passing.
Cougars blank Mariners
The Fallston Cougars kicked off their football season at home Friday night with a big victory, beating the visiting Joppatowne Mariners, 35-0.
Fallston quarterback Brendan Weinhold completed 10 of 15 passes for 201 yards, two touchdowns and did not allow an interception.
The Cougars' Brad Rose led his team in receiving, pulling down four passes for 113 yards and reeling in a pair of touchdown receptions. Vance Adesanya caught two passes for 47 yards.
Andrew Monaghan paced Fallston on the ground, gaining 93 yards on 12 carries and rushing for two touchdowns. Ross Mitchell had 70 rushing yards on six carries and scored one touchdown.
Fallston's Erik Detfloff, Thansi Bilis and Rose all had a team-best 10 tackles in the victory. Austin Rutkowski and Zach Pembroke each had nine tackles.
Dettloff and Adesanya each had one interception, while Rutkowski blocked a Joppatowne punt.
Joppatowne's Shawn Johnson rushed for 50 yards on nine carries, while teammate Will Downs had 45 rushing yards on 12 carries. Malik Smith ran for 35 yards on 11 carries in the loss.
Mariner quarterback Kenny Baroch threw for 50 yards.
Johnson led Joppatowne in tackles with eight, while Downs posted seven tackles. Rashid Bolling notched six tackles for the Mariners and Smith had four tackles.
Tech is shut out
Harford Tech dropped its season opener Saturday night, losing to visiting Tower Hill, 14-0. The visitors scored on a two-yard run to end the first half and opened the second half with an 14-yard running score.
Tech couldn't find enough offense to post points. Sam Miller led the Cobras with 61 rushing yards on six carries. Darnell Pink led the defense with four tackles, a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Caesar Bankole led the Tech tacklers with seven.
Warriors fall short
Havre de Grace, playing at Bo Manor, was defeated, 21-6. Geno Nappi scored the lone Havre de Grace touchdown on a sneak.