The Gladiators win a share of the Howard County championship with the blowout victory. Glenelg (5-1 Howard County, 6-3) will share the crown with River Hill (8-1, 8-1) and Marriotts Ridge (7-1, 7-2). Long Reach, meanwhile, fell to 3-5 in county play and 3-6 overall.
Kyle Dry led the way with 24 carries for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Mason Davis was 2 for 3 passing for 51 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another. Drew Sotka led the defense with an interception return touchdown, and Trisden Bovello added another interception.
Hammond quarterback Eric Grinwis threw for a touchdown and ran for one in the Golden Bears’ win. The win gives Hammond (4-2, 5-4) its first winning season since 2013 and more wins this season than in the previous three combined (four). Centennial falls to 1-8 with the loss.
Sophia Baxter’s goal on a penalty stroke in overtime gave the Mustangs the win in the MPSSAA Class 2A quarterfinals. Marriotts Ridge (10-3-1) will play in the state semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Broadneck High School. The opponent and time are to be determined.
Goals: MR — Sophia Baxter.
Saves: MR — Grace Tolle 11
Mt. Hebron 2, J.M. Bennett 1
The No. 8 seed Vikings (9-6-3) went on the road and beat No. 1 seed J.M. Bennett in a Class 3A state quarterfinal. They advance to the state semifinal round and will play the winner of No. 4 Wilde Lake and No. 5 Huntingtown at Linganore High School on Friday, Nov. 8 or Saturday, Nov. 9.