After taking what Towson High coach Chad Knippenberg described as a "hiatus" for a year, the Generals and Dulaney met on the gridiron for what used to be — and the coaches hope to restore — one of the area's most contested and heated rivalries.
While Towson (5-5) played as though the season-ending showdown was as important as ever, the Lions (3-7) showed they still have some catching up to do in the wake of a 62-21 loss to the Generals on Saturday afternoon.
Dulaney now leads the inaugural Rivalry Cup standings, 16-15, although there are plenty of opportunities remaining for either school to gain two points for each varsity win and one point for junior varsity triumphs during the 2013-2014 school year.
The Generals bolted to a 21-0 advantage on a 5-yard dive by junior quarterback Ronje Wright in the first quarter before Dulaney responded in the second period on a 15-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Gary Bernardez to junior wideout Kevin Cockerham.
Towson added scores by Wright and senior fullback Brandon Straughter to lead 35-6 at halftime before Straughter next touchdown started a running clock mandated by the so-called "mercy" rule that is enforced when there's a differential of 35 points or more.