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
Points allowed by Old Mill in the last six weeks
Unanswered points scored by City to beat Poly 36-14 at M&T Bank Stadium in the 125th meeting of the rivalry
Straight games since the last time Westminster did not score a passing touchdown – before Friday’s win over South Carroll
Seconds left when St. Paul’s quarterback Anthony Pino connected with Tre Hammer for a 51-yard touchdown and a 19-14 win over Archbishop Curley for the B Conference championship
Point scoring average for McDonogh this fall against its A Conference opponents
Play differential for Poly over City in the first half of City’s win
Receptions this season by South River's James Smith, a school record
Yard return for a touchdown by Fallston’s Vance Adesanya on the opening kickoff of the Cougars’ 49-22 win over Bel Air
More points scored by Howard County champion Glenelg than its opponents in the last five games
Yards passing by South River’s Jalen Jones who threw for three touchdowns in a 55-7 win over Northeast
Yards rushing by Mount Hebron’s Zach Nicholas on 18 carries with four touchdowns in a 41-13 win over Marriotts Ridge
School-record rushing yards this fall by Centennial's Walter Fletcher, who ran for 264 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns in a 53-19 win over Hammond Friday
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