Atholton and River Hill did not meet during the regular season, but have played against each other five times in the past three seasons. Atholton has shut out River Hill in each of their past two regular season meetings — 14-0 and 10-0 — but River Hill has won the last two times they've met in the playoffs, 21-12 last year, and 30-3 in 2009. River Hill will be playing for its seventh regional championship in the last eight years.
“I’m really excited just to get out there (against River Hill), we’re just going to practice hard and get ready for them,” said Casey, who played for Mount St. Joseph last year before transferring to Atholton. "We just can’t give up and that’s one thing we’ve been doing well all year."
Re (6-5) 0 0 6 8 6 - 20
A (10-1) 7 7 0 0 7 - 21
A: Pinnock 30 pass from Casey (Butts kick), 7:24.
A: Murray 1 run (Butts kick), 2:57.
Re: Simms 18 pass from Schuster (kick blocked), 2:46.
Re: Armstrong 77 pass from El-zein (Simms pass from Schuster), 8:32.
A: Casey 5 run (Butts kick).
Re: White 10 run (run failed).
Re: White 13-55, TD; Armstrong 9-32; Team 30-92, TD.
A: Casey 23-103, TD; Murray 21-79, TD; Team 45-184, 2 TD.
Re: Schuster 7/12, 86, TD, INT; El-zein 1/1, 77, TD.
A: Casey 8/15, 94, TD, INT.
Re: Simms 6-77, TD; Armstrong 1-77, TD; White 1-9.
A: Mullens 4-42; Pinnock 2-40, TD; Anthony 1-7; Mason 1-5.
Leading kick/punt returners
Re: El-zein 3-36; Logan 1-22.
A: Murray 1-31.
Re: Marsh 5-187 (37.4 AVG)
A: Boateng 3-73 (24.3)
Time of possession
River Hill 48, Mt. Hebron 13
The Hawks (11-0) advanced by defeating Mt. Hebron (6-5), 48-13. River Hill built a 28-13 halftime lead on a 23-yard pass from Austin Altman to Evan Griffin, a 15-yard punt return by Stephan Osong and a pair of interception returns by Jason Park (25 and 40 yards).
Zachary Nicholas scored both of the Vikings' touchdowns, on a 10-yard run and a 47-yard pass from Jake Snyder.
In the second half, Altman came through with three more touchdowns: on a six-yard run, and passes to Cory Daniel (32 yards) and Nick Ball (12).
Altman has now thrown 24 TD passes this season, with six games of three or more.
River Hill defeated Mt. Hebron during the regular season, 37-0, when both teams were undefeated.