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Football By the Numbers for Week 11

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The football season is winding down for most local teams, as only 19 remain in action with just three weeks left until the season culminates in the state championships at M&T Bank Stadium. Although most games this weekend went as expected, a handful of upsets peppered the regional playoffs, none bigger than Meade upending previously-unbeaten Arundel. As the MIAA heads into its championship weekend and the public schools head into regional finals, here are some of the statstics that stood out in this weekend’s action.

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Yards rushing for Blake against Westminster in the Owls’ 51-7 victory

1-0

Playoff record for Manchester Valley, which defeated Reginald Lewis 20-14 in the Mavericks’ first playoff football game in the four-year history of their school

1

Overtime game involving local teams – Atholton’s 21-20 victory over Reservoir

2

Interceptions by Edmondson’s Laqwan Moody in a 14-10 win over Douglass

2

Defending champions back in the MIAA finals – Gilman and St. Frances

4

Rushing touchdowns scored by Westminster against Blake – the most by the Owls all season

4

Undefeated teams remaining in the Baltimore metro area – River Hill, Westminster, St. Paul’s, and St. Frances

4

Defending state champs still alive in the playoffs – Old Mill, River Hill, Middletown and Dunbar

8

Shutouts posted in 11 games by Dunbar, which has given up only 14 points in its last ten games.

8-7

Third-quarter lead for McDonogh before Gilman rallied for a 20-8 victory

21

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

22

Same number of touchdowns scored this fall by both Franklin's running game and its passing game

32

Straight points scored by St. Paul’s after Archbishop Curley took the early lead in the Crusaders’ 32-7 win

33

Yard pass on fourth-and-24 by Manchester Valley quarterback Dom Frank to Zach Heron to spark the Mavericks' game-winning touchdown over Reginald Lewis

40

Carries for Old Mill’s Shane Brown who gained 225 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 21-7 win over South River

40

Point turnaround for Meade, which lost to Arundel 40-8 during the regular season and then beat the Wildcats 36-28 Friday

41

Playoff wins for Dunbar – one short of the state record held by Seneca Valley, which is still alive in 3A West (Seneca Valley’s first win came in 1976, Dunbar’s in 1993)

55

Touchdown passes thrown this fall by Wesminster’s Deryk Kern – one shy of the state single-season record

104

Points allowed by Douglass this fall after giving up 230 last season

274

Yards passing by Arundel quarterback Cooper Hibbs, who completed 22 of 31 passes with one touchdown in the loss to Meade

 

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