Three local quarterbacks came close to state records, highlighting Week Four of the high school football season.
Westminster’s Duke Etchison and Aberdeen's Lavell McCullers each threw six touchdown passes – one shy of the state record held by four players, including last year’s Owls quarterback Deryk Kern.
Chesapeake-AA’s Rashwan Shields threw for 439 yards, not far off the record of 475 set by Arundel’s Billy Cosh in 2008.
Lots of other numbers stood out in this weekend’s action. Here’s a look at some of them:
Interceptions by Perry Hall’s Courtney Johnson in a 21-7 upset of Franklin
Blocked kicks – a punt and a field goal – by Long Reach in its 15-14 win over Atholton
Touchdown passes of about 30 yards each -- in less than a minute -- from Dunbar’s William Crest to Jerrell Jenkins in a 42-6 win over Patterson
Touchdown runs by quarterback Zach Abey in Archbishop Spalding’s 21-10 win over Loyola
Howard interceptions in a 35-13 win over Mount Hebron
Mark Velasquez touchdown runs to lead St. Frances to a 32-20 win over Calvert Hall
Big plays by River Hill’s Cory Daniel – two rushing touchdowns, a blocked punt and an interception – in the 42-7 win over Centennial
Touchdown passes by Westminster’s Duke Etchison, who threw for 354 yards in a 45-7 win over Manchester Valley