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Football By the Numbers for Week 5

By Katherine Dunn

The Baltimore Sun

5:42 PM EDT, October 6, 2013

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At the mid-point of the season, the number of undefeated high school football teams has dwindled but the big performances keep coming.

Three quarterbacks -- Archbishop Spalding's Zach Abey, North Harford's Nic Hammer and Perry Hall's Jeff Iweh -- had particularly impressive performances in a Week Five that saw nearly all of the top teams post victories.

Here are their numbers and some other statistics that stood out from this weekend’s action:

2

Straight wins by Glenelg over previously-undefeated teams -- Hammond and Howard

2

Interceptions by Archbishop Spalding’s Zach Abey in the first half of a 35-34 win over St. Frances

3

Plays from scrimmage for McDonogh to take a 14-0 lead on Calvert Hall en route to a 48-13 win

4

Touchdowns scored by Spalding’s Zach Abey – two rushing, two passing – in the win over St. Frances

6

Rushing touchdowns by North Harford quarterback Nic Hammer in a 42-7 win over Havre de Grace

11

Remaining undefeated teams in the Baltimore area -- McDonogh, St. Paul’s, Archbishop Curley, Boys’ Latin, River Hill, Old Mill, City, Douglass, Dundalk, Fallston and North Carroll

15

Straight wins for Catonsville on its home turf before Perry Hall ended the streak with a 45-7 win on Friday

27

Yard field goal by Fallston’s Luke Reuter with six seconds left to make the difference (along with a safety after the ensuing kickoff) in a 19-14 win over Aberdeen

28

Straight South Carroll points to finish off Manchester Valley, 28-12

29

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

31

Point average margin of victory in the six Anne Arundel County league games Friday night

33

Unanswered Milford Mill points to open the game en route to a 39-20 win over Kenwood

39

First quarter points scored by Broadneck -- off of three offensive touchdowns, two fumbles returned for touchdowns and two safeties -- in a 60-8 win over North County

44

Seconds between St. Frances touchdowns to cut Spalding’s lead from 17 to one in the fourth quarter

90

Yard kickoff return by Annapolis Area Christian’s Brady McMillian in a 35-7 win over Mount Carmel

171

Yards gained on two kickoff returns for touchdowns by St. Frances’ Khalil Stanfield (90 and 81 yards) in the loss to Spalding.

235

Yards rushing by Howard’s Terrell Charles on 31 carries with three touchdowns in the 35-20 loss to Glenelg

255

Yards rushing by Patterson Mill's Trey Hall on 29 carries, including a a touchdown, in a 13-12 win over C. Milton Wright

308

Yards passing by Perry Hall quarterback Jeff Iweh for three touchdowns (he also ran for one) in the win over Catonsville

330

Yards rushing by Southern in a 28-26 win over South River