With one week left in the regular season, many high school football teams feel a sense of urgency to secure a strong regional playoff berth, so the big numbers keep rolling up. This weekend, two Top 10 teams lost to unranked teams, four teams remained undefeated and the area’s longest active winning streak hit double digits.
Here’s a look at those and some of the other significant statistics from Week 9 action:
First downs by Boys’ Latin in the first half of the 20-0 loss to St. Paul’s
Top 10 teams and defending state champions fell to unranked opponents -- No. 5 Dunbar 14-0 to Edmondson and No. 7 River Hill 21-3 to Howard
Defensive stops by Fallston in the last five minutes – three-and-out and a Brad Rose interception – to secure a 19-14 win over North Harford
Turnovers converted to touchdowns by Edmondson’s Jaequan Hill – a 73-yard fumble recovery and a 55-yard interception return – in the upset of Dunbar
Baltimore-area teams remaining undefeated – McDonogh, Old Mill, Fallston, Douglass
Second-half turnovers by River Hill in the loss to Howard
Touchdowns scored on Archbishop Curley’s first four drives in a 41-6 win at John Carroll
Interceptions by Meade in the 26-20 win over Broadneck
Touchdowns scored by Mount Hebron’s Zach Nicholas – three rushing, one receiving, one 80-yard return on a fumble recovery – in a 39-21 win over Oakland Mills
Passes broken up by Arundel defensive backs Andrew Cassard and Victor Mack in a 47-8 win over Chesapeake-AA
Old Mill players scored in the 59-0 win over North County – Malik Hicks, Brady Ludwig, Noah Fitzgerald, Brady Hannon, Devin Salisbury, Pete Boone, Chris Huie, Josh Piper and CJ Shaw
Straight McDonogh wins, the area’s longest active winning streak
Straight wins for Gilman over Maryland opponents
Wins for St. Paul’s in the 60-year rivalry with Boys’ Latin
Of the final 44 points scored by South Carroll in a 47-17 win over North Carroll
Yards gained by McDonogh’s Alex Hurdle on McDonogh’s final drive of the game, finished off with a 21-yard touchdown run with 1:05 left in the 23-12 win over Archbishop Spalding.
Points scored this season by McDonogh kicker Ross Supovitz, who is 46-for-48 on extra points and 3-for-4 on field goals, including a 41 yarder in the win over Spalding.
Completion percentage for Westminster quarterback Duke Etchison, who was 13-for-13 passing for 279 yards and five touchdowns while playing just the first half of a 50-0 win over Century. He also ran for a touchdown.
Yards passing by Douglass’ Cameron West in a 38-6 win over DuBois
Yards rushing by Patterson Mill’s Trey Hall on 23 carries in a 35-21 win over Havre de Grace
Yards rushing by Centennial’s Walter Fletcher in a 48-0 win over Marriotts Ridge
Yards of offense generated by Perry Hall quarterback Jeff Iweh – 200 of them rushing – in the 41-6 win over Milford Mill
Yards passing by North Carroll’s Jack Flowers in the loss to South Carroll
Yards of offense generated by C. Milton Wright quarterback Omar Walker, who threw for 362 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 150 yards and two touchdown in a 36-34 loss to Bel Air
The last time Edmondson beat Dunbar before Friday