The Cobras then went ahead early in the second quarter. Marcus Clifton ran 11 yards for the score, capping an eight-play, 51-yard drive, that began with Cody Bugda's fumble recovery. Smith's PAT made it 14-7.
A Tech fumble then set Havre de Grace up for its second touchdown, an 11-yard pass from quarterback Jack Eberhardt to running back Shawn Cardwell with 5:33 to play in the half. The point-after-kick was no good, leaving the Warriors behind, 14-13.
Havre de Grace appeared to going in for a go-ahead score in the final seconds of the half, but another fumble halted the drive at the Tech 15.
The Warriors first possession of the second half also resulted in a lost fumble in the Cobras end zone.
Despite that, Havre de Grace put together a scoring drive to start the fourth quarter. The drive culminated with Eberhardt passing 14 yards into the end zone to Jordan Lynam. The conversion for two points failed, but Havre de Grace had a 19-14 lead with 10:27 to play.
Tech, though, had an answer. The Cobras, taking advantage of an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Havre de Grace bench, had possession at the Havre de Grace 41. Two passes from Smith to Dan Meade covered 33 yards. The Cobras used a one-yard sneak by Smith to go back ahead, 20-19, with 3:31 remaining. The two-point conversion failed.
That set up Havre de Grace's big finish.
The game-winning drive started with a 13-yard screen pass to Cardwell from the Havre de Grace 48. The drive ended seven plays later on Cardwell's six-yard touchdown run with :44 left. Cardwell finished with 72 yards on 10 carries.
The two-point conversion failed and Tech still had life. A 38-yard pass to Bugda put the Cobras at the Warriors 18-yard line with :02 to play. Smith's (4-for-5, 127 yards) last pass fell into the end zone incomplete, setting off victory celebrations on the field and in the stands. Elijah Minter led Tech with 82 yards on 16 carries. Minter also led the Tech defense with nien tackles.
Warriors quarterback Eberhardt finished 13-for-18 for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
Patterson Mill wins big
The Patterson Mill Huskies (2-0) picked up a road victory on Friday, defeating the Rising Sun Tigers, 40-6.
Trey Hall led the Huskies in their victory, racking up 142 yards on 10 carries, and scoring touchdowns on runs of 50, 31 and 17 yards
Devinn Fisher ran for 129 yards on 16 carries, while fellow Husky Ky'el Hemby caught three passes for 32 yards and one touchdown. On the ground, Hemby ran for 29 yards on three caries. .
Patterson Mill quarterback Austin Baltimore completed four of five passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns.
Will Urban led the Huskies defense, posting 10 tackles, while Damon Lloyd had nine tackles. Hall and Joe King both had eight tackles.
Aberdeen crunches Joppa
Aberdeen (2-0) won its second straight Route 40 matchup on Friday night, routing the host-team Joppatowne Mariners (0-2), 52-16.
Eagles' quarterback Lavell McCullers had a big night, tossing four touchdown passes, and completing nine of 14 attempts for 150 yards. McCullers also racked up 80 rushing yards and one touchdown on seven carries.
Ken Shea McCraney ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 15 rushing attempts in the victory.