In Friday's week-three football action, the big scores kept coming, with three squads going over the 40-point mark in their victories.
Those claiming victories in Friday's matchups were Patterson Mill, Havre de Grace, Fallston, C. Milton Wright, Bel Air, Aberdeen and John Carroll.
Patterson Mill knocked off Joppatowne, 34-14; Havre de Grace defeated North East, 30-14; C. Milton Wright routed St. Andrew's 61-0; Bel Air, the high scorer of the evening, torched Edgewood, 62-14; Fallston came away with a 40-7 win over Rising Sun; Aberdeen belted Elkton, 47-7; and John Carroll held for to a 14-8 win over Avalon; while North Harford suffered a 24-21 overtime loss against Loyola.
John Carroll also posted another victory, edging the Avalon School, 14-8, Saturday afternoon.
Patterson Mill over Joppatowne
After a relatively sedate first half which saw a combined 13 points from the two teams, the host Patterson Mill Huskies (3-0) racked up 27 tallies over the final two quarters to knock off visiting Joppatowne (0-3) Friday night.
After opening the contest with a defensive stop of the Mariners, Patterson Mill took over on the Joppatowne 41 in the game's second minute, and drove to opposing 30, where the drive ended with a 30-yard touchdown run by the Huskies' Trey Hall. A.J. Brocato hit the extra-point kick and the Huskies were up, 7-0.
The two teams exchanged the ball four times before the end of the first quarter, but neither side could find the opposing end zone.
Starting the second quarter on deep in Patterson Mill territory, the Mariners got their first touchdown of the game on a 10-yard scoring pass from quarterback Kenny Baroch to receiver Will Downs. The Mariners, however, failed to score on their two-point conversion attempt, which left them trailing by one.
The ball changed hands four times during the balance of the first half, and again the two teams went silent. Patterson Mill went into the locker room at halftime still holding a one-point advantage.
Starting the third quarter on their own 42, the Huskies quickly moved to Joppatowne's six yard line, and then found their second score of the night as quarterback Austin Baltimore fired a touchdown pass to Hall. Brocato nailed his second point-after attempt to put Patterson Mill up, 14-6.
After getting the ball back in Joppatowne's territory via an interception, the Huskies saw Baltimore strike again, this time hitting Brocato with a 17-yard touchdown pass. The extra-point kick, however, went wide, leaving Patterson Mill with a 20-6 lead.
In a drive that was interrupted by the end of the third quarter, the Huskies moved the ball from their own 17 all the way to the Joppatowne goal line. Taking the ball into the end zone all on his own was Baltimore, who dived across for a one-yard touchdown. The extra-point kick by Brocato went through, giving the hosts a 27-6 lead.
On their next possession, the Huskies drove from their own 20 to the Joppatowne two, where Devinn Fisher busted through the line for what would be his team's final touchdown of the evening. Brocato hit his fourth point-after kick of the night and Patterson Mill was leading, 34-6.
With two minutes left before the game's end, Baroch connected with Downs once again, this time for a 19-yard touchdown pass. Joppatowne converted on the two-point play, making the score 34-14.
Warriors beat Indians
For the second week in a row, Havre de Grace's first touch of the football resulted in a special teams touchdown and the Warriors (2-1) rallied from it for a 30-14 win over North East at James R. Harris Stadium.
Josh Penn took back a punt 60 yards to paydirt less than two minutes into the game and Geno Nappi's extra-point kick made it 7-0 early.
North East countered on its next possession, tying the game 7-7. Indians quarterback Garren Davidson ran 29 yards for the score. Davidson's 26-yard pass to Brian Rawls set up the run.
Two consecutive turnovers by the Warriors halted drives with the second, a fumble resulting from a high snap, setting up the Indians for a go-ahead score. Davidson and Rawls hooked up again for 14 yards and a score. The extra-point kick was good, giving North East a 14-7 lead with 1:49 left in the half.
Havre de Grace responded with the little time left, starting at the North East 49-yard line, after nice kickoff return from Mikey Wheeler.
Three consecutive passes to Chop Jones moved the ball to the North East 25. A 19-yard completion to Sonny Smith moved the ball to the six. Eventually, the Warriors scored on a three-yard pass to Penn, but the extra-point kick was wide left.
The Warriors went to the half down 14-13, but by pitching a shutout in the second half, rolled to the win. Havre de Grace scored 10 points in the third quarter and seven in the fourth.
Shawn Cardwell put the Warriors back ahead on a three-yard touchdown run. Jack Eberhardt's conversion pass to Jones made it 21-14. A blocked punt minutes later by Sonny Smith resulted in a safety for Havre de Grace, which led 23-14.
Cardwell's second touchdown run and Nappi's extra-point closed the scoring with 7:32 left in the game.
Cardwell finished with 105 yards and two scores on 17 carries. Jordan Hawthorne added 107 yards on 13 carries. Jones had five catches for 40 yards.
Jack Smith and Judeah Sale led the defense with seven total tackles each.
North Harford dropped in overtime
The North Harford Hawks (1-1) were knocked off 24-21 at home Friday by the Loyola squad.
North Harford kicker Sean Bowling opened scoring in the first quarter with a 27-yard field goal.
Following two Loyola touchdowns, Bowling hit another field goal, this one from 31 yards out, to cut the Hawks' deficit to 14-6.
In the third quarter, North Harford got its first touchdown, which came on a 25-yard interception return by Ryan Feiss. Bowling's extra-point kick was good, and the Hawks were trailing by one point.
Quarterback Nic Hammer put the Hawks up with a two-yard touchdown run, and Scott Angstadt found the end zone on the ensuing two-point conversion attempt, making the score 21-14 in the hosts' favor.
Loyola tied the game in the fourth quarter with a 10-yard touchdown run, then hit a 23-yard kick in overtime to seal the victory.
Fallston over Rising Sun
The Fallston Cougars (3-0) beat host Rising Sun, 40-7, on Friday night.
Cougar quarterback Brendan Weinhold completed seven of 13 passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
Fallston's Ross Mitchell caught two passes, one of which was a touchdown reception, for 91 total yards. Brad Rose had one 20-yard touchdown catch in the victory.
Leading Fallston on the ground was Andrew Monaghan, who totaled 140 yards and two touchdowns on 19 rushing attempts. Mitchell ran for 38 yards and scored one touchdown on four carries.
Rose picked off one Rising Sun pass and returned it for 26 yards.
Mustangs win big
C. Milton Wright moved to 3-0 easily, blanking visiting St. Andrews, 61-0. The Mustangs led 48-0 at the half.
The Mustang defense held St. Andrews to 14 total yards of offense, posting CMW's first shutout of the season. Freddie Montgomery had his first interception of the year and Osiah Walker had his first punt return for a touchdown on the year.
The Mustang offense was led by running back Will Hazelton, who had six carries for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Hazelton also a 55-yard touchdown catch. Quarterback Omar Walker was six for nine for 212 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 42 yards and another score. This was all done in just a quarter and a half of play.
Twin brother and wide receiver Osiah Walker had three catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. As a whole, the Mustangs had 423 yards and six touchdowns on 19 rushes. Fullback Kenny King scored his first touchdown of the year and fellow fullback Greg Robinson added two more on the ground.
The Mustang offensive line was key in the Mustangs ability to gain a total of 635 yards.
Eagles win big, too
Aberdeen, meanwhile, showed no ill effects of the forfeit news learned earlier in the day as the Eagles rolled past Elkton, 47-13, in a game played at Bel Air High School.
Kenshea McCraney (eight carries, 95 yards) ran for a score and caught (five catches, 95 yards) a touchdown, too. Quarterback Lavell McCullers completed 12-of-18 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns.
Dramel Boykin (rushing), Tavaughn Coleman (receiving), Quincy Johnson (rushing) and McCullers (rushing) also had touchdowns. Karl Lyons added a 77-yard punt return for touchdown.
Kion Gibson and Charles Jennings had 10 tackles each to lead the defense.
The Eagles are 2-1.
Bel Air over Edgewood
The highest-scoring local team on Friday was Bel Air (3-0), which blasted the host-team Edgewood Rams, 62-14.
The loss dropped Edgewood to 1-2 for the season.
Leading the Bel Air offensive blitz was running back Devin Bowers, who rushed for three touchdowns on the evening and racked up a total of 87 yards on the ground.
Bobcat quarterback Matt Wallace notched 160 passing yards and connected for one touchdown pass.
Patriots edge Avalon
John Carroll scored a touchdown in each of the first two quarters and then had to hold on to the 14-8 win. Avalon posted a safety in the third quarter and a touchdown in the fourth.
Allen Bryant scored on the ground and finished with 53 yards on five carries. Jerome Brown led the Patriots ground attack with 88 yards on nine carries. Quarterback Christian Scott added 82 yards on 16 carries and Gus Lane ran for 80 yards on 17 carries. The Patriots totaled 306 rushing yards on 48 rushes.
The other Patriots touchdown came through the air, with Scott passing to Mark Michael for the score. Pat Kimble supplied both point-after-kicks. Scott completed four of nine passes for 28 yards. Michael had three catches for 23 yards.
Lane led the defense with 11 tackles, while Luke Rinehart, Nolan Clawson and Jake Rosaschi each had eight tackles. Lane also had an interception that foiled a late scoring chance for Avalon and Chris Truitt had a fumble recovery.