The return of Johnny Brooks, Aberdeen's head football coach, to James R. Harris Stadium in Havre de Grace was successful Thursday night as his current team scored in three of four quarters to shut out his former team, Havre de Grace, 28-0, in UCBAC Chesapeake Division play.
In the other big game in Harford County, North Harford rolled over visiting C. Milton Wright, 42-6.
The game was close for a while, tied at 6 in the second quarter. But North Harford scored the next 36 points, including 14 before halftime when the Hawks led, 21-6.
Eric Bayer scored North Harford's first touchdown on a 20-yard pass from Nic Hammer. The kick failed.
CMW's score was a 61-yard run by Quarterback Omar Walker in the second quarter. The kick failed.
Josh Welsh scored on a 40-yard run, giving North Harford the lead. Hammer scored the two-point conversion. On a 12-yard run, Tyler Campbell scored the last touchdown of the first half. Sean Bowling kicked the extra point.
In the third quarter, Welsh scored on a 23-yard run. Bowling kicked the extra point.
Dustin Beall followed with a fumble recovery in the end zone. Bowling kicked another extra point.
Hammer scored on a two-yard run. Bowling kicked another extra point.
Aberdeen rolls in Route 40 Rivalry
In Havre de Grace, Dante Warfield scored twice for the Eagles on the ground, while Aberdeen (3-1, 4-4) also scored through the air and on special teams.
Warfield opened the scoring with a 13-yard touchdown run, capping a three-play, 28-yard drive with 9:01 left in the opening quarter.
The Eagles also scored on their next possession, covering 48 yards in three plays as well. Quarterback Eric Briggs tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Coleman with 6:05 to play in quarter number one.
Aberdeen used a short field again on possession number three, starting at the Havre de Grace 38.
Warfield, who took a draw play 24 yards to the Warriors' three, scored two plays later from two yards out early in the second quarter.
Havre de Grace, meanwhile, couldn't put much together, picking up just three first downs in the first half, two courtesy of Aberdeen penalties.
Aberdeen's 21-0 lead at the half got a boost to open the second half when Austin Bonsall took the kickoff back some 70 yards for the game's final score.
Bonsall finished with 42 yards rushing on five carries and 18 receiving yards on three catches.
Warfield had 64 yards on 10 carries.
Cameron Doe led Havre de Grace (1-4, 1-7) with 22 yards on eight carries and Jahmee Ballard added 21 yards on nine carries. Ballard also had an interception and forced fumble to lead the Havre de Grace defense.
Cobras lose at Elkton
Harford Tech (0-5, 2-6) lost at Elkton, 28-12, Thursday night in Susquehanna play.
Tech fell behind, 7-0, but quickly responded with an 82-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Gills. The conversion failed, leaving the Cobras behind, 7-6.
Elkton scored two more touchdowns before the half to put Tech behind, 21-6.
Tech scored to start the fourth quarter on a 28-yard run by Gills, but the conversion failed again, making it, 21-12. Elkton then added a late touchdown to close out the scoring at 28-12.
Bobcats lose Homecoming
Bel Air took a break from UCBAC schedule Thursday night and hosted New Town for Homecoming. The Titans were not impressed, visiting and leaving with a 35-6 win over the Bobcats (3-5).
Bel Air's only points came though the air as quarterback Matt Wallace connected with Ben Webber on a 20-yard pass play.
Panthers drop Rams
Edgewood (2-3, 3-5) hosted and lost to Perryville, 43-20, Thursday night in Susquehanna action. The Panthers (5-0, 8-0) led at the half, 36-0.
The Panthers got on the scoreboard on a 20-yard touchdown pass to Brian Matthews from Elijah Johnson. Matthews then added a score as a defender picked off an Edgewood pass and returned it 50 yards for the score.
Ethan Griffin added the third touchdown on a 20-yard pass from Johnson and Joe Peaker got into the scoring column on a 40-yard run.
Cody Hicks also scored on a 12-yard run and kicker Josh Bargsten added a 28-yard field goal.
Izaiah Sneed led Edgewood's efforts with 85 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries.