Laurel Prep Notebook: Spartans football drops third straight to fall to 1-3

The Spartans dropped their third straight game, losing to Suitland, 46-0, to fall to 1-3 on the season.

Suitland opened strong, leaping out to a 32-0 lead at halftime, while Laurel struggled to find its offense. Quarterback Jarvis McClam finished with just seven completions for 44 yards and an interception. The Spartans didn't have much luck on the ground either, with five rushers gaining just 29 yards on 17 attempts.

Laurel had just five first downs for the game.

The Spartans travel to Oxon Hill Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m., for their next game.

Pallotti volleyball

Pallotti Prep won its second conference match in a four-set victory over Bryn Mawr Sept. 27 to improve to 2-2 in-conference and 9-4 overall. The Lady Panthers took the first two sets 25-22, 25-15, but fell 24-26 in the third set, before clinching the match with a 25-20 win in the fourth set. Victoria Johnson had 20 kills and four aces, while Carissa Hill added 19 digs and six aces.

Pallotti had a straight set victory over Seton Keough Sept. 22, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18. Johnson had 14 kills and Hill added 15 digs.

Pallotti Prep played close against Spalding Sept. 20 but ultimately fell in straight sets, 25-21, 25-20, 25-15, to the current Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Division leader.

Pallotti football

Pallotti Prep football jumped out early against Pikesville Sept. 23 on its way to a 41-21 victory to improve to 2-2 on the season.

The Panthers ran out to a 28-7 lead at halftime on the back of A.J. Bright, who scored two long touchdowns — including a punt return — and punched another one in from 2 yards out. Pikesville responded with 14 in the third quarter to cut Pallotti's lead to just seven, but Bright added another touchdown in the fourth quarter before Pallotti's defense sealed the game with a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Bright led the Panthers offensively, carrying the ball 19 times for 150 yards and three rushing touchdowns, and returned one punt 60 yards for a touchdown. Julian Mealy added five carries for 79 yards and one touchdown.

With so much success on the ground, freshman quarterback Bree Hall didn't need to do too much through the air, but completed five of his seven passes for 57 yards.

Pallotti hosts Archbishop Curley Friday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.

Pallotti cross country

Pallotti Prep split its races, defeating Sts. Peter and Paul 17-44, but falling by the same score to Glenelg Country School. Junior Griffin McWilliams led the Panthers finishing the race fourth overall behind Glenelg's top three runners.

Pallotti boys cross country finished its Sept. 20 meet at Beth T'Filoh 1-3 to fall to 3-5 on the season. Boys Latin dominated the Panthers, 15-50, while Friends and Lutheran posted 15-42 and 25-31 victories over the Panthers, respectively. But Pallotti Prep was able to take a win against host Beth T'Filoh, winning 16-45.

Coach David Tenney said the Panthers were racing against a strong field and credited his team with making significant time improvements.

"The top seven runners, led by juniors Griffin McWilliam and Andrew Jacobs, dropped an average of 1:36 off of their previous week's pace," he said in an email.


Laurel volleyball fell to 2-2 with a straight-sets loss to Bowie, 12-25, 7-25, 12-25. … Pallotti Prep boys soccer lost, 2-0, to Friends School before dominating Glenelg Country, 9-0, Sept. 21 and edging out St. Mary's, 1-0, Sept. 24. The Panthers lost 1-0 in overtime to Park School Sept. 27.

The Panthers will travel to Anne Arundel Community College Oct. 5 to battle Annapolis Area Christian School. … Sts. Peter and Paul school edged out Pallotti Prep girls soccer, 1-0, in double-overtime. The Lady Panthers fell to 1-2 on the season.

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