Baltimore County Sports

Dulaney football celebrates homecoming with win over Towson

Dulaney quarterback Ty Woodard leaves opposing coaches and players frustrated.

The junior did that again Saturday afternoon in the Lions' 30-13 victory over visiting Towson High.


Woodard threw for 302 yards and three touchdowns in the first half — including 70 yarders to Nolan Matsko and Charles Byers — before a large and appreciative crowd in Timonium.

His three touchdowns brought his season total to 31, which includes seven rushing scores.


"It's great to see that he is spreading the ball around," Dulaney coach Daron Reid said of the transfer from City. "A lot of guys are coming up with three and four touchdowns. Before, we didn't have that."

Woodard watched Towson (1-6) take an early lead before he could get the Lions (4-3) going.

Alex Vallecillo recovered Dominic Yarbough's fumble on the opening kickoff to give the Generals the ball on the Dulaney 35-yard line.

Seven plays later on 4th-and-1, senior quarterback Trent McNairy ran around the left side of the line and dove into the end zone for a score. He finished with 78 yards rushing on seven carries.

Leighton Bechdel added the extra point.

But the rest of the first half belonged to Dulaney, and it only took the Lions four plays to answer to Towson's touchdown.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Woodard teamed up with Matsko for a 70-yard touchdown and the quarterback ran for the 2-point conversion to put Dulaney ahead, 8-7. with 8:05 remaining.

The Lions boosted their lead to 14-7 late in the first quarter when Woodard found a wide-open Byers down the left sideline and the wide receiver cruised into the end zone.


Woodard connected on a pass to Will Watkins for the 2-point conversion.

Dulaney finished its first-half scoring on Woodard's 40-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Henderson to make it 22-7 — the halftime score.

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"He kind of reminds you a little bit of Donovan McNabb," Towson coach Chad Knippenberg said. "He is stocky and elusive. He is going to be something special."

The Generals remained competitive in the second half.

McNairy's 64-yard run set up Jackson Hays' 1-yard run with 3:24 remaining in the third quarter to allow the Generals to cut the lead to 22-13.

Gianluca Parrotta blocked the extra point for the Lions.


Towson threated to score again in the middle of the fourth quarter, but the 6-foot-3, 305-pound Parrotta made another big play by blocking Bechdel's 31-yard field goal attempt.

The Generals pushed the advantage to 28-13 with 4:26 left on Henderson's 17-yard run.

"I am very proud of the kids," Knippenberg said. "We got down, but we came back and played hard to the very end. That's all you want."