Football: Cougars, Eagles, Hawks, Warriors win

Patterson Mill closed out Week Four of the Harford County high school football season with a 20-0 loss at Perryville Monday night in a game postponed by Friday's torrential rain.

The unbeaten Huskies went into their game with unbeaten Perryville having won their three games despite scoring just 39 points and Monday was worse without a single point added to those previous 39.

With the defeat, Patterson Mill, one of five unbeaten UCBAC teams before Week Four, fell to 3-1 Perryville went to 4-0.

The Huskies allowed their first touchdown in the opening quarter when Perryville's Joe Peaker scored on a 10-yard run. Perryville's next score came in the third quarter when Brian Matthews caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Gabe Sherrod. The Panthers closed the scoring in the fourth quarter, with Peaker rushing for his second touchdown.

While trailing, 14-0, in the second half, the Huskies saw their last possession of the third quarter and their of the fourth quarter end on turnovers. First, Deonte Alston lost a fumble. And then, Luke DePasquale had a pass intercepted.

During Perryville's first possession of the third quarter, the Huskies' Justin Palmer recovered a fumble by Peaker, but then Patterson Mill's moved the ball just two yards.

Patterson Mill hosts Bo Manor at 7 p.m. Friday at 7 p.m.


Fallston made the short trip to Bel Air Friday, scored 21 points in the first half and beat the Bobcats, 21-14, on a rainy, dreary evening for Friday Night Football for Harford County's high school teams..

Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and North Harford were other winners Friday night. Patterson Mill was rained out and will play at Perryville at 6 p.m. Monday.

Fallston's John Hetterman didn't let the rain bother him in the first quarter as he threw a 53-yard pass to Ryan Umpleby for a first quarter touchdown. John Eichelberger followed with the first of his three kicks for extra points.

Marc Badger took over in the second quarter when Fallston went to the running game. Badger scored a 7-yard touchdown and a 5-yard touchdown.

For Fallston offensively, Hetterman completed five of his 10 passes for 103 yards and the touchdown without throwing an interception. Umpleby caught 3 passes for 91 yards, including the touchdown. Chris Rose had a catch for 12 yards. Umpleby also had an interception that he returned for only a yard. Bryan Jirsa also had an interception that he returned for 15 yards.

Defensively for the Cougars, Connor Davis had 11 tackles, 3 assists and a blocked punt. Harrison Stone had 9 tackles and 4 assists, Sean Lewns had 10 tackles and 3 assists; Rose had 5 tackles and 4 assists; and Umpleby had 6 tackles and 2 assists. Mike Owens punted 4 times for 130 yards and a net average of 32.5 yards per punt.

Bel Air's scoring information and statistics were not readily available.


On the rain soaked Astroturf at James R. Harris Stadium, Havre de Grace splashed its way to an 8-0 win over visiting C. Milton Wright in an UCBAC Chesapeake Division opener for both teams.

The game in Havre de Grace, played in a steady rain that at times was a downpour, put Havre de Grace at 3-1 on the season and CMW at 2-2. The only points were scored in the opening minutes of the second quarter.

From their own 25 after a change of possession with 11 minutes left in the half, the Warriors gained one yard on a Cameron Doe run. On the next snap, quarterback Lavell McCullers tossed a short wing pass to James Smith. Smith caught the pass moving left and continued left along the Mustangs sideline.

A key block at the Havre de Grace 40-yard line sprung Smith around the corner. Smith then outran the nearest CMW defenders on his way to a 74-yard touchdown reception.

That same combination provided the Warriors two-point conversion. The Warriors lined up in an extra-point alignment, but McCullers, the quarterback who is also the holder on kicks, picked up the snap and rolled right. As he was nearing the sideline, McCullers alertly saw a wide open Smith in the back of the end zone for the two-point conversion pass.

The Warriors defense made the eight points stand up. The Warriors stopped the Mustangs three times on fourth and short yardage situations.

Both teams had the expected trouble of holding onto the football in the extremely wet conditions. Dax Conrad had a fumble recovery for the Mustangs in the third quarter at the Warriors 42-yard line, but the Mustangs gave it right back on the next snap when linebacker Jahre Jordan fell on a loose ball at his own 44.

Warriors tackle Tyler Coakley recovered another CMW fumble near midfield in the fourth quarter.

The Mustangs also turned it over through the air in the final seconds of the game. Warrior Terrell Boothe made the interception and the Warriors knelt twice to end the game at the CMW 11-yard line.

The Warriors are 3-1 overall and 1-0 in Chesapeake play. CMW slipped to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in Chesapeake play.

NORTH HARFORD blanks Friendly

North Harford got back in the win column Friday night with a 35-0 shutout of visiting and winless Friendly.

The Hawks scored 14 points in each of the first and second quarters and then added their final seven in the fourth.

Josh Welsh got the scoring started with a five-yard run and quarterback Ryan Stinar added a two-yard score in the opening quarter. Chris King added the first two of five extra-point kicks.

The Hawks went to the air to score in the second quarter as Stinar passed four yards to tight end Andrew Kropkowski. The Hawks other second quarter score came on a 19-yard run by Eric Bayer.

The Hawks final points came from the defense when lineman Tyler Hampton fell on a Friendly fumble in the end zone.

The Hawks are 3-1 overall and will begin UCBAC Chesapeake play next Friday night at unbeaten Aberdeen.


In a Chesapeake game between unbeatens, Aberdeen and host Joppatowne, the Eagles blanked the Mariners, 36-0. No further details were available. Aberdeen is 4-0 overall and 1-0 in Chesapeake and Joppatowne is 3-1 overall and 0-1 in the Chesapeake.

HARFORD TECH loses at Bo Manor

Winless Harford Tech lost its UCBAC Susquehanna opener at Bo Manor Friday night, 20-6.

Tech's lone touchdown came on the defensive side of the ball with Sam Miller scooping up a fumble and returning the ball 30 yards for the score. The kick for the extra point failed.

Twice in the contest, Bo Manor stopped the Cobras inside the Bo Manor 10-yard line.

The loss dropped the Cobras to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in league play.

EDGEWOOD loses at Elkton

In another game in Cecil County in a steady rain, visiting Edgewood was shut out by Elkton, 29-0, in Susquehanna play.

"Rain, rain and more rain," Rams assistant coach Tim Reilly said. "It looked more like a fishing tournament at the end."

The Rams played without the services of three of its running backs. Two were unavailable because they were suspended after being ejected from the Joppatowne game last week. The third was out with an injury.

The Rams are 0-4 overall and 0-1 in Susquehanna play.


From the "You Win Some, You Lose Some and Some Get Rained Out" Department, the Patterson Mill at Perryville football game Friday night was rained out. The key Susquehanna game is rescheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. in Perryville.

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