The McDonogh and Georgetown Prep football teams were each looking for their first win Saturday. The Eagles led for most of the game, but the Little Hoyas threatened from the 12-yard line in the final 2:55.
However, McDonogh's defense came up big on fourth down with 42 seconds left when Georgetown Prep quarterback Corey Howard floated a ball into the left side of the end zone that McDonogh defensive back Taysean Scott tipped away, and the Eagles won, 14-9.
The Little Hoyas (0-4) put together a 10-play, 70-yard drive over 2:13 that featured a 20-yard pass from Howard to Brendan Collins.
In the first quarter, host McDonogh (1-3) fell behind 3-0 before Jansen Durham rolled right and completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Scott with 4:02 left. Ross Supovitz's extra point made the score 7-3.
Neither team was able to score in the second. Two Eagles drives stalled inside the 30-yard line, the first when Durham fumbled the snap and the second on a turnover on downs.
McDonogh's second possession of the third quarter resulted in a 75-yard, 12-play drive and a 10-yard touchdown pass from Durham to Scott with 24 seconds left.
The Eagles' 14-3 lead forced Georgetown Prep to take more chances in the fourth quarter. Howard scored a touchdown on a quarterback sneak with 10:07 left to make it 14-9. The Little Hoyas attempted a 2-point conversion to bring them within three, but McDonogh broke up the play.
No. 8 Dunbar 51, Mervo 0: The Poets (3-1) gave up just 14 yards in their third straight shutout. Quarterback William Crest went 10-for-16 for 234 yards and four touchdown passes over the Mustangs (1-3).
Severn 42, St. Andrew's (Del.) 7: Tailback-wide receiver Jarid Ryan scored three touchdowns, including the first two of the game, to lead the visiting Admirals past the Cardinals.
Ben Priddy finished with four touchdown passes and rushed for one.
Howard 21, Centennial 7: The Lions (3-1) scored twice in the second half to break a first-half tie at 7.
No. 14 Eastern Tech 1, C. Milton Wright 0: Jake Poetzel crossed the ball from the right corner and Dominic Santoro headed in the game-winner in the 59th minute for the Mavericks (8-0). The game was a makeup of a rained-out game at the Bel Air Invitational two weeks ago. Eastern Tech has won by shutout four of the past five games.