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Football By The Numbers for Week 11

The first round of the regional playoffs ran the usual gamut of nail-biting, last-minute wins to overwhelmingly lopsided games and 15 teams moved on to this weekend's regional championships. Here are some of the numbers that stood out form the semifinals:


Minute – amount of time North Carroll had the lead in its 14-13 win over Hancock


Playoff win for Reservoir, a 34-14 win over Glenelg, the first in the history of their program


Baltimore-area teams remaining undefeated – McDonogh, Fallston, Douglass


Passes completed by North Carroll quarterback Jack Flowers, including a 23-yard scoring pass to Kyle Fiedler -- in the final three minutes of the win over Hancock – matching his completion total in the first 45 minutes of the game


Straight playoff losses to Old Mill until Arundel scored its first ever post-season win over the Patriots, 25-22


Baltimore area teams in the regional finals who have won previous state championships—Dunbar, River Hill, Arundel, Milford Mill, Edmondson


Shutouts each in their last eight games by Douglass and Edmondson, who meet in the 1A South regional final Saturday


Of 12 passes completed by Arundel quarterback Anthony Messenger in the a 79-yard scoring drive that ended with a game-winning 23-yard pass to Don Keith


Straight wins for McDonogh, Fallston and Douglass, who now share the area’s longest active winning streak


Unanswered points scored by Fallston in the comeback 27-21 win over Easton


State titles combined won by the three 2012 champions still alive – Dunbar (nine), River Hill (four) and Middletown (two)


Yards per carry by Patterson’s Sherrod Hawkes who finished with 203 yards in the 43-0 win over Randallstown


Points scored in the first half of Reservoir’s win over Glenelg – more points than the Gladiators had allowed in a single game all season


Points scored by Arundel in the win over Old Mill – only three fewer points than the Patriots had allowed in the six previous weeks


Playoff wins for Dunbar – adding to its state tournament record


Yard interception return for a touchdown by Patterson’s Brenden Williams in the win over Randallstown


Percent of nine kickoffs to go for touchbacks by River Hill’s Alex Potocko, who was also 7-for-7 on extra points in a 49-0 win over City


Yards gained on two scoring runs by Perry Hall’s Mike Morris, who ran for three touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Howard


Yards passing in the first half by South Carroll’s Ben Nardo, who finished with 270 yards and four touchdowns in the 38-27 win over Catoctin.


All-purpose yards gained by Franklin’s Steven Smothers, who scored four touchdowns in the 49-14 win over Westminster, including a 69-yard reception, a 59-yard interception return and an 84-yard kickoff return


Yards passing by Arundel’s Anthony Messenger, 27-for-37 and two touchdowns, in the win over Old Mill

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