The regular season came to a close with some terrific high school football in the MIAA and the public schools over the weekend.
McDonogh polished off a dominating season in the A Conference and St. Paul’s won a thriller in the final seconds of the B Conference final.
A handful of public school games also played out like playoff games, especially with Westminster and Arundel winning nailbiters to earn their way into the regionals.
Here’s a look at some of the big numbers that stood out after a jam-packed Week 10.
MIAA champion to successfully defend its title – St. Paul’s in the B Conference
Time needed for Franklin’s Steven Smothers to score three touchdowns in a 56-14 win over Catonsville – a 75-yard punt return, a 37-yard reception and a 48-yard run.
Baltimore-area teams remaining undefeated – McDonogh, Old Mill, Fallston, Douglass
Points allowed per game this fall by Douglass, which has five shutouts in its last seven games
Rushing touchdowns in the 43-40 win over South Carroll by Westminster quarterback Duke Etchison, who had only run for four in the first nine games of the season
Yard touchdown run by Arundel’s Larry Barnes in overtime to make the difference in the Wildcats’ 24-17 overtime win over Meade
Straight wins for McDonogh, the area’s longest active winning streak
Point third-quarter deficit overcome by Westminster to beat South Carroll for the Carroll County title and a regional playoff berth