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Edgewood rocks Perryville to lead Harford's football openers

Edgewood rocks Perryville to lead Harford's football openers
John Carroll's Nico Rice tries to make a move after a catch as Calvert Hall's Isaiah Watson closes in to make the tackle during Friday night's game at John Carroll. (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF / Baltimore Sun)

Under first year head coach Bryan Hansrote, Edgewood had no trouble in its season opener at Perryville Friday night. The Rams scored from both sides of the ball and won convincingly, 34-7.

Havre de Grace, Fallston and Harford Tech were also opening night winners, while Bel Air saw its first action Saturday night, hosting and beating Dulaney, 42-28.

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In Edgewood's win, Daryl Cooper's short touchdown run opened the scoring less than four minutes in for the Rams, but it was his 55-yard fumble recovery touchdown six minutes later that broke the game open.

"We were watching film on the screen play all week, so I knew it was coming and I seen my other linebacker come hit 'em, and he made him fumble and then scoop and score is something we practice on every day," Cooper said.

Sophomore quarterback Marquez Kimbrough added two scores, highlighted by a 58-yard scoring pass to fellow sophomore Demetrius Jones on a fourth and 18 call early in quarter two.

"I know my players, I know who I can throw the ball to and they can go up and get it and I just knew if I threw it early, he would go and get it for me," Kimbrough said.

Kimbrough's other score, a three-yard run, ended the Rams scoring early in the fourth quarter.

Edgewood's other touchdown came on a 43-yard run by Derrick Delilly. Charlie Burkhardt was 4-for-5 on extra point kicks.

Isaiah Gibbons led a stingy Rams defense with six total tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Cooper finished with five solo tackles and two assists.

"It was exciting, I'm proud of these guys, they worked hard for three weeks," Hansrote said. "They put in a lot of time and it's nice to see them get a return on all that effort and I'm extremely proud of them."

Warriors crush Indians

Havre de Grace rolled past host North East, 38-0.

Mike Flosser (7-14, 121 yards) tossed two touchdown passes and ran (11 carries, 98 yards) for three more. Jordan Day and RaShon Bray had a touchdown reception each.

Jasai Stansbury had 116 yards on 11 carries. Sean Greeley led the defense with eight tackles and four assists and Jordan White added an interception.

Cougars roll over Mariners

Fallston, playing its first game in school history without Dave Cesky on the sideline, was an easy winner at Joppatowne, winning 35-6.

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Cougars quarterback Brady McMaines was the main force, taking part in four scores, including three through the air. McMaines was 17-of-29 for 269 yards.

Michael Baily (7-143) Justin Williams (5-58) and Garrett Phillips (3-44) each had touchdown catches.

Kyle Hoover led the defense with nine tackles and an interception. Nick Daescner also had an interception and Issac Gallagher added a fumble recovery.

Bobcats win opener

In Bel Air's win, Keegan McHugh ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. Daniel Webber had a 57-yard touchdown run and finished with 75 yards on four carries.

Sincere Montgomery also ran for a 57-yard score and finished with 100 yards on 10 carries.

McHugh had a 47-yard interception return. Devin Anderson added two interceptions and Sam Bonomo led with 10 tackles, including a sack and a blocked punt.

Cobras beat York

A new rivalry was started at Harford Tech Friday night with the Cobras battling York Tech in what is now known as the "Battle for the Mason-Dixon Line."

The Cobras own the trophy this year, winning big, 38-14.

Huskies drop opener

Patterson Mill lost its opener to visiting Winters Mill, 25-7.

The Huskies lone score came on a 85-yard kickoff return touchdown by Hunter Crowley. Crowley also had a big day defensively, making 13 tackles.

Patrick Long added seven tackles and an interception and Pierce Monroe paced the offense with 51 yards rushing on 10 carries.

Eagles fall, too

Aberdeen lost at Perry Hall, 33-28.

Josh Maxwell had a huge night, rushing for 306 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Quarterback Steve Blackwell added 235 yards passing and a score and 50 more yards rushing and another score.

Hawks lose

North Harford lost at Hereford, 26-7, in game that was 12-7 going into the final quarter.

Leading the Hawks offensively were Cole Dickerson (15 carries, 102 yards); JT Kidd (20 carries, 92 yards, touchdown) and Dave Harmon (16-for-28 for 166 yards), who threw four interceptions.

The Hawks defense was led by Ben Sexton and Robert Brown with seven tackles each.

Other scores

In other season opening action for Harford teams, C. Milton Wright lost at Elkton, 31-0, and John Carroll was beaten by visiting Calvert Hall, 41-6.

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