On Saturday afternoon, Dulaney gave its latest Athletics Hall of Fame class — Julia Hughey Guiswite, Jamie Watson, Charlie Speno, James Russo, Roy Markuson, John Rousseau and Trevor MacMeekin — and a large Homecoming crowd a glimpse of what the football program can become if it continues on an upswing.
The Lions (3-7) were dominant, particularly late in the game, in a 49-14 romp over Loch Raven (3-7).
"We're getting better every game," Dulaney coach Chris Fallon said, noting his team would have had four wins if not for losing to Kenwood because of a self-reported infraction for having an ineligible player.
Even last week's 24-14 loss at Dundalk, Fallon said, could be attributed more to bad weather than bad play.
Against the Raiders, good play abounded from seniors DJ Foster and Robert Hylton and juniors Chris Davis and Dre Lewis.
Foster scored three times to tie the school record for touchdowns with 15 while Hylton (TD), Davis (2 TDs) and Lewis (2 TD passes) also made their presence felt.
Defensively, seniors Louie Bafford and Logan Walker were part of a unit that made a bunch of big plays and scored twice on a Davis 80-yard interception and 34-yard fumble return by senior Tyler Marvel.
Loch Raven's touchdowns came on a 50-yard pass from junior Adam Boudorous to junior Logan Countyman and a 9-yard run by senior Troy Marshall.
"We didn't make many mistakes and we had great execution," Fallon said. "I hope this carries over to next year. We're building something here."