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Football By the Numbers for Week 4

The Baltimore Sun

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


Touchdown passes by Aberdeen's Lavell McCullers, who threw for 285 yards in a 54-14 win over C. Milton Wright


Tackles for a loss by Broadneck’s Randy Fisher, who had 12 total tackles in the 33-12 win over Southern


Players who carried the ball for Glenelg, which ran 53 times for 320 yards in beating Hammond, 35-3


Fourth-quarter points scored by South Carroll in its 42-14 win over Century


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


Carries by Alex Hurdle who gained 227 of McDonogh’s 290 rushing yards in 34-10 win over Mount St. Joseph


Third-quarter points scored by Eastern Tech in a 48-6 win over Pikesville


Pass completion percentage this season for Perry Hall quarterback Jeff Iweh, who was 13-for-18 in the win over Franklin


Yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Old Mill’s Devin Salisbury in a 41-27 win over South River (teammate Marcus Hicks returned one for 95 yards)


Yards gained on two scoring plays by River Hill’s Chris Calloway in the 42-7 win over Centennial – a 90-yard kickoff return and an 82-yard interception return


Yards rushing on 28 carries by Edgewood’s Jeremy Middlebrooks in a 25-7 win over North East


Yards passing by Chesapeake-AA quarterback Rashawn Shields in the 37-31 loss to Meade


Yards of total offense for Meade in the win over Chesapeake


The last time Kenwood defeated Catonsville before Friday’s 28-7 win

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