Third-ranked Gilman got a scare yesterday, but pulled out an 18-16 win against unranked St. Mary's in a Maryland Scholastic Association Armstrong A Conference football game at Anne Arundel Community College.
The Greyhounds (4-0, 1-0), who had outscored opponents 94-0 going into yesterday, scored with just 1:27 left to play after an eight-play drive.
Using its strong inside running game, Gilman took the ball to the Saints' 16 after a 12-yard run by fullback R. C. Kauffman and a 6-yard pass from quarterback Mark Cornes to James McIntyre.
Gilman had been going almost exclusively with the run, but coach Sherm Bristow sent in another pass play.
Cornes rolled to his right and hit a wide-open Jim Zimmerman to give the Greyhounds the lead.
But St. Mary's (3-2, 0-2) still had place-kicker Mark Kiefer, who has shown a range of close to 50 yards, and the Saints had enough time to get him close.
Quarterback Brad Davis completed a long pass to Matt Clune, but it was called back for a clipping call.
Davis went to Ryan Hughes for a 13-yard strike that became a 28-yard gain when a Greyhound defender was called for a late hit. The ball was resting on the Gilman 42 and Kiefer was loosening up.
But he never got a chance. Davis' next four passes fell incomplete, including dropped passes on third and fourth down.
Broadneck 28, Laurel 20
Sean Ryan threw for three touchdowns, two to Jason Smith, leading host Broadneck (4-2) past Laurel in a non-league game.
Ryan, the area's leading passer, completed 13 of 28 for 200 yards.
Smith, the area's leading receiver, had seven receptions for 127 yards.
Watkins finished with 106 yards on 21 carries.
LaPlata 27, South River 14
Booker Coombs rushed 17 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns, leading LaPlata (5-1) past visiting South River in a non-league game.
Craig Hopkins rushed for 144 yards on 11 carries for South River.