Celebrating the Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown and homecoming, Havre de Grace defeated visiting North Harford, 42-20, Friday night.

Celebrating the Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown and homecoming, Havre de Grace defeated visiting North Harford, 42-20, Friday night at James R. Harris Stadium.

The result left Havre de Grace 2-1 in UCBAC Chesapeake Division play and 5-1 overall, while North Harford slipped to 1-1 in division and 4-2 overall.


Warriors senior quarterback Mike Flosser threw for three scores and rushed for another to lead the Warriors, who led 28-0 late in the first half.

Jasia Stansbury (11 carries, 37 yards), capped the Warriors first drive with a three-yard touchdown run.

North Harford had what appeared to be a touchdown a little later on fourth and goal, but the Hawks were flagged for illegal touching when tight end Ben Sexton was covered on the line.

It was a loss of down penalty and Havre de Grace capitalized off the turnover on downs.

The Warriors drove 92 yards in 10 plays, culminating with a 33-yard touchdown pass from Flosser to Jordan Day.

The Warriors passing game struck again on the next possession.

Flosser (13-for-18, 216 yards) connected with Christian Penrow for the 40-yard score. Penrow caught the pass about 15 yards down the field and then with a few nice moves, covered the remaining 25 yards into the end zone.

"I actually came off an audible, changing my route from a seam to a post," Penrow said. "After I caught the ball in the open field, the defense just started collapsing in different ways, so I just worked my way into the open field to the end zone."

Just 14 seconds later, the Warriors were back in the end zone for a 28-0 lead.

The Hawks fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Jordan White made the recovery inside the Hawks five yard line.

Stansbury took it in from there and Clay Harris, who was a perfect six-for-six in point-after-kicks, supplied the extra point.

North Harford finally got on the scoreboard, but not without a little confusion.

The clock, which was said to be official, showed no time left in the half. The referee, though, said two seconds were left.

With the two seconds, Hawks quarterback Dave Harmon tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Sexton. The conversion pass for twopoints failed, sending the game to halftime with Havre de Grace leading, 28-6.


The Hawks opened the second half with an onsides kick, recovered by Zach Noy.

The Hawks covered 51 yards in eight plays with Cole Dickerson scoring on five-yard run. Harmon ran for the conversion.

Following a change of possession, North Harford was in the end zone again. Harmon connected with Dickerson on a 74-yard pass play, cutting the Warriors lead to 28-20 late in quarter three.

Havre de Grace, however, regrouped and Flosser's second touchdown pass of the night to Penrow pushed the Warriors back out front by 15, 35-20.

"The team was down, because [North Harford] came out playing stronger in the second half and coach called one of my favorite plays and I broke up the sideline, caught the ball and I just made a play for us to keep on top," Penrow said.

Penrow beat the Hawks defense down the near sideline, grabbed the pass and raced untouched to the end zone for the 58-yard score. Penrow finished with three catches for 98 yards.

The game's final points were scored midway through the final quarter.

RaShon Bray's fumble recovery gave the Warriors possession at the North Harford 13.

The Warriors overcame a personal foul on first down with a Flosser to Will Ashman pass that covered 26 yards to the Hawks two.

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Flosser scored from the 3 two downs later.

Cougars upset Eagles

Fallston (1-2, 3-3) upset visiting Aberdeen (2-1, 3-3), 21-14, in Chesapeake play.

The winning score came with 1:50 left to play with Cougars quarterback Brady McMaines hitting Justin Williams for a 75-yard game-winning touchdown. McMaines passed for another score and ran for one as well to lead the Cougars scoring.

Other scores

In Susquehana Division play, Joppatowne (2-1, 2-4) beat visiting Patterson Mill (1-2, 1-5), 12-7; while Harford Tech (0-3, 2-4) was beaten at Elkton (3-0, 5-1), 55-21.

In non-league play, Edgewood (3-3) was shut out at Westminster, 26-0. In MIAA B Conference play, John Carroll was edged by Boys' Latin, 21-20, in the Patriots' homecoming game.