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Bel Air scores 28 unanswered points, beats Havre de Grace, 42-21

The Bel Air Bobcats scored 28 unanswered second half points Friday night to overcome an upset bid by host Havre de Grace in an Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference Chesapeake Division football game.

The 28 points propelled the unbeaten Bobcats (6-0 overall, 3-0 league) to an 42-21 win.

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"To be completely honest with you, we had a tragedy happen at our school this past week, two of our students passed away," Bobcats coach David Huryk said about the two junior class boys killed in a car accident the previous Friday night. "Those boys played with their hearts the entire time, I could not be more proud of the effort they gave."

Keegan McHugh's 59-yard scoring run ignited the 28-point Bel Air run. A Devin Bowers two-pint conversion run put the Bobcats ahead for good.

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Brad Casale took care of the rest. Casale scored on runs of 12, 15 and 22 yards, respectively to put the game out of reach. An interception by Casale set up the final score.

"My team played very good, the blocking on the left side was magnificent," Casale said. "Big thanks to John Gallina, Andrew Visconti and D.J. Burke for the nice blocks on the sweeps."

While Casale had the second half heroics for the Bobcats, it was Havre de Grace (4-2, 1-2) senior Jordan Hawthorne who was seemingly a one-man wrecking crew in the first half.

Hawthorne's nifty 43-yard touchdown run and point-after-kick tied the score at 7 with 5:53 to play in the opening quarter.

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Less than a minute into the second quarter, Hawthorne scooped up a Bobcats fumble and raced 70 yards for another score.

Hawthorne's big play came on the first play after Bel Air's Matt Kunkel had picked off a pass and returned the ball 25 yards to the Warriors' 25.

As if he hadn't done enough, Hawthorne then intercepted a pass at the Bel Air eight-yard line, setting up a go-ahead score that came on third and goal from the Bobcats 15, a pass from Jack Eberhardt to Chris Harris. Hawthorne's kick made it 21-14.

Bel Air used two big third down plays to aid both first half scores. "We came out a little bit flat and we were looking for someone to make a big play," Huryk said. "We had two instances where guys stepped up and did some really big things."

Quarterback Daniel Webber connected with Jack Lewis for 36 yards on third and 19 on the game's opening drive.

Three players later, Lewis ran for 29 yards to the Havre de Grace four, setting up Devin Bowers' four-yard touchdown run.

The Bobcats other big play was a 50-yard screen pass from Webber to Casale, converting a third and 22 to the Warriors 14.

Two plays later, Lewis reeled off an 16-yard scoring run.

"Bel Air came out in the second half and were just too physical for us," Warriors coach Greg Long said. "They pushed us around and did a nice job with big plays."

Eagles crush Hawks

Aberdeen (6-0, 3-0) also stayed unbeaten, rolling over visiting North Harford (2-4, 1-2), 42-6, in Chesapeake play.

Quarterback Reggie Washington threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns and Ben Richardson added a two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. Isaiah Everett added an 45-yard touchdown run.

The Eagles also added two scores on the defensive side of the ball. Mark Meynisse returned an interception for a score and Kenny Hueitt had a 55-yard fumble recovery return for points.

Isaiah Jackson also had an interception and Kion Gibson had 13 tackles. Quincy Johnson and Jamelle Burrows had seven tackles each.

Panthers pile up 61 points

Celebrating homecoming, Perryville (4-2, 1-2) put up 61 points en route to a 61-36 win over C. Milton Wright (3-3, 1-2) in Chesapeake play.

Perryville quarterback Elijah Johnson lit up the Mustangs for seven touchdowns, four passing and three rushing.

Johnson ran for 177 yards on 10 carries and completed 13 of 22 passes for 332 yards. Tyrell Hollingsworth had five catches for 146 yards and two scores. Antony Smith added 65 rushing yards and a score on 14 carries and 114 yards and another score on five pass receptions. Eugene Zacerous added a rushing touchdown and Mitch Johansen caught a touchdown pass.

CMW quarterback Omar Walker led his team as well, running for 168 yards and three touchdowns, while passing for 136 yards and one more score.

Josh Bailey added 46 yards receiving and 68 yards rushing and Andrew Frailer had 108 yards rushing.

Cougars beat Huskies

Fallston (4-2, 1-2) beat visiting Patterson Mill (3-3, 1-2), 45-28, in Chesapeake play.

Cougars quarterback, Andrew Stump, making his first varsity start, completed 7 of 11 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran four times for 14 yards and two more scores.

Ross Mitchell (19 carries, 186 yards) ran for two touchdowns and Dalen Berry finished with 109 yards rushing on 20 carries.

Zach Goode (four catches, 145 yards) and Jake Brelesky (one catch, 42 yards) both had touchdown receptions.

Kicker Jason Wolff kicked seven extra points and a 19-yard field goal.

Defensively, Gabe Wagner led the Cougars with 11 tackles while Kyle McKeever and Tyler Meyers each had 10. Shawn Frank added nine tackles and RJ Olin had eight. Zach Zoeller had two interceptions.

Patterson Mill quarterback Jordan Reid completed 11 of 21 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns.

Harrison Pfeifer had three catches for 59 yards and one touchdown and Justin Erkoboni caught four passes for 66 yards and a score.

Trey Hall added 154 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries.

Hall led the defense with 24 tackles (one for loss) and a forced fumble. Devlin Hagan had 11 tackles and a fumble recovery and Pfeifer added eight tackles (one for loss) and a sack.

Rams beat Elks

Jeremy Middlebrooks ran for 229 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries to lead Edgewood (2-4, 2-0) past host Elkton, 44-18, in Susquehanna play.

Darian Summerville added a rushing touchdown and David Coates scored on a 55-yard interception return. Summerville also passed to Middlebrooks for a two-point conversion.

Coates and Isaiah Ritchie had 15 tackles each to lead the defense. Ritchie and Kahlil Copes-Jones each had fumble recoveries.

Mariners edge Vikings

Joppatowne (2-4) scored two touchdowns in the game's final three minutes to upend host Lansdowne, 27-26, in non-league action.

The game's winning points came with 17.9 seconds left to play. Kenny Baroch passed 25 yards to Raquan Demby and Nicholas Lloyd added the decisive extra-point kick.

Moments earlier, Shawn Johnson ran one yard for a score and Baroch passed to Demby for the conversion, setting up the winning score.

Joppatowne's other scores, both in the second quarter, came on runs of one yard and 19 yards by Johnson. Johnson finished with 171 yards on 29 carries. Baroch completed 4-of-8 passes for 104 yards. Demby had three receptions for 72 yards.

Johnson and Khalil Beasely had 10 tackes apiece to lead the defense. Immanuel Grant added eight tackles and Jeffrey Harmon had seven. Demby added two interceptions.

Patriots edge St. Mary's

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John Carroll (3-3, 2-2) scored a fourth quarter touchdown to beat St. Mary's, 16-13, in an MIAA B Conference game in Annapolis. The Patriots were behind, 13-10, at the half.

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Malik Tyne (22 carries, 108 yards) scored both John Carroll touchdowns. Kicker Steve Cutchin provided the other points with an extra point and 40-yard field goal.

Damon Lloyd made 15 tackles to lead the defense. Ky'el Hemby and Julian Meares, III each had 13 tackles. Christian Scott added 12 tackles and Tyler Green had 11.

Cobras fall to Eagles

Harford Tech (2-4, 1-1) lost its Susquehanna game at Bo Manor, 39-20.

Ullic Young-Briscoe (167 yards) rushed for two touchdowns and a two-point conversion on 17 carries, while Elijah Minter also rushed for 167 yards and a score on 21 carries. Derick Logan added 43 yards on eight carries.

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