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Week Six of the high school football season featured some of the most impressive statistics yet as four of the Top 5 won big -- including one game that feature 100 combined points -- and the other eeked out a double-overtime victory. Here are some of the numbers that stood out this weekend:

1

Game postponed until Monday – Havre de Grace at Joppatowne – after a Friday power outage at Joppatowne

2

Overtimes needed for Calvert Hall to get past Mount St. Joseph, 27-21

2

Turnovers forced by Dunbar in the final four minutes to secure a 13-8 win over Edmondson

4

Undefeated teams in The Baltimore Sun’s Top 5 – River Hill, Arundel, Westminster and St. Paul’s

5

Wins for C. Milton Wright this fall – more than the last two seasons combined

6

Undefeated teams left in the Baltimore metro area – River Hill, Arundel, Westminster, St. Paul’s, John Carroll and St. Frances

6

Interceptions by Chesapeake-AA in its 41-18 win over Glen Burnie

7

Touchdowns scored by Arundel quarterback Jack Gordon – five passing, two rushing – in a 66-34 win over Old Mill

15

Consecutive 100-yard rushing performances by Lewis’ Donnie Neal, who gained exactly 100 yards in a 56-8 win over National Academy Foundation

16

Unanswered points scored by Broadneck in coming back to beat Annapolis, 30-21

16

Tackles by C. Milton Wright linebacker Tyler Bussineus in a 19-14 win over Fallston

16

Straight wins by River Hill, the Baltimore area’s longest active streak

19

Straight wins for Old Mill before Arundel ended the streak Friday night

23

Touchdowns thrown by Westminster quarterback Deryk Kern in six games with the addition of six in the first half of a 48-16 win over Francis Scott Key

30.8

Average margin of victory for the Top 5 teams this weekend – only one game was closer than 32 points

44.4

Average margin of victory for St. Frances this fall after a 72-0 win over Lutheran

86

Yard kickoff return by River Hill’s Evan Griffin on the first play of the game to set the tone for a 37-0 win over Mount Hebron

100

Points scored in the Anne Arundel County showdown between Arundel and Old Mill

286

Yards rushing for Howard running back Michael Anderson, on 20 carries with four touchdowns (plus one 24-yard reception for a touchdown), in a 62-29 win over Long Reach

300

Receiving yards for Arundel’s Tyler Young, who scored four touchdowns on 12 catches in the win over Old Mill

800

Passing yards in the Arundel-Old Mill game, most by Arundel’s Jack Gordon (385) and Old Mill’s Brady Ludwig (296)

 

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