In the second quarter, Bel Air started to come back. At the 5:19 mark, tailback Hunter Hruz ran through the middle and scored the first Bel Air touchdown. Later in the half, the Bobcats kept the momentum going this time on defense, recovering a fumble at the goal line to prevent the Patriots from taking a two-score lead. The momentum would be short lived, though, as Bel Air surrendered a safety on the first offensive play after the turnover. After an interception, John Carroll extended the lead to 23-7 after Ismail scored his first of two touchdowns on the ground with two seconds left in the half.