Hereford senior quarterback Ryan Jones rushed for three touchdowns and senior running backs Ted Neubauer and John Bauer each added a pair of touchdown runs to lead the host Bulls (4-1) to a 56-12 victory over No. 9 Catonsville on Friday night.
Hereford outgained Catonsville 161 yards to 59 in the first half when the Comets lost University of Maryland-bound running back DeAndre' Lane to a hamstring injury.
No. 3 River Hill 27, Glenelg 13: River Hill found itself in a battle for the first time this season, and to coach Brian Van Deusen's pleasure, his Hawks (5-0) battled back, rallying to defeat Glenelg (2-3) on the road.
"We knew we were going to get their best. They always play good against us," Van Deusen said.
"We needed to get tested a little to see what they're made of and they stepped up and played well."
River Hill, which defeated Glenelg 21-20 in overtime last year and 14-7 in 2010, had outscored its opponents 211-44 before Friday night's game.
Glenelg scored first on a 6-yard run by Nick Crabill late in the first quarter and appeared to be well on its way to taking at least a tie into halftime after River Hill got on the board with a 9-yard run by Evan Griffin with less than five minutes left in the second quarter.
But then, with less than 90 seconds left, the Hawks got the ball back on their 20-yard line and senior quarterback Austin Altman led a six-play drive, highlighted by long passes to Griffin (38 and 23 yards) and Nick Ball (23), and capped by a 9-yard scoring pass to Ball with 11 seconds left.
"We just did what we we've practiced. If the run is not working, we've got to be ready to pass and we were," Altman said.
"The receivers were running great routes, getting yards after the catch, the line was giving me all the time I needed and I just picked the receiver that was open and got it to them."
Altman scored on a short run early in the third quarter to stretch the lead, but Glenelg made it a one-score game again on the ensuing kickoff, when junior David Brookhart returned the kick 65 yards for a score.
That was as close as it would get, but it was still a bounce-back performance for Glenelg, which was shut out at Reservoir, 24-0, last week.
No. 4 Arundel 53, North County 20: Jack Gordon completed 16 of 19 for 293 yards and six touchdown passes to power the visiting Wildcats (5-0) past the Knights.
Arundel led 47-6 at the half. North County's first score came on a 13-yard interception return by Desmond Bright in the second quarter.
No. 8 Dunbar 36, Digital Harbor 0: The Poets (4-1) recorded their fourth straight shutout, and the special teams scored two touchdowns.
In the third quarter, Jerrell Jenkins returned a kickoff 75-yards for a touchdown. The Rams fell to 1-4.
No. 15 South River 34, Annapolis 14: Lavon Chaney had 20 carries for 215 yards and four touchdowns and Matthew Gaskins returned an interception 47 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter for the host Seahawks (3-2).
The Seahawks led 14-7 at the half.
Reginald Lewis 22, Lake Clifton 8: Donnie Neal ran for 107 yards on 18 carries to extend his consecutive 100-yard game rushing streak to 14, dating to last year, as the visiting Falcons (4-1) beat the Lakers in Baltimore City Division II.
Tayvon Queen was 4-for-8 passing for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
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