Scott Hochstadt's 39-yard field goal in the third quarter was all Boys' Latin needed, as the host Lakers upset No. 8 Calvert Hall, 3-0, in a Maryland Scholastic Association Armstrong interconference game yesterday.
"It was just a total team effort," Boys' Latin coach Drew Haugh said. "The whole defense was in on it. One guy can't bring down [Calvert Hall running back Kevin] Tyler. One guy would hit him, then another, then another, to bring him down."
After a scoreless first half, Boys' Latin (3-4) received the second-half kickoff. The Lakers drove to the Cardinals' 22, and Hochstadt kicked the field goal.
"Our line was just firing out, knocking down the trees," Haugh said about his offense's ability to move the ball against the larger Cardinals (4-2). "Michael Cangemi kept spurting through, running out of his mind."
"When going after Moby Dick, bring along the tartar sauce." That was the motto for Boys' Latin this week, as the team prepared for the game.
Haugh told his team before the game that if they beat Calvert Hall, he would buy the biggest tub of tartar sauce he could find, and they could dump it on his head. Haugh says he will keep his word, and the saucing will take place Monday at practice.
Although the loss was certainly a blow to the Cardinals, they remain in the hunt for the Armstrong A Conference title. The Cardinals are 0-1 in the league with games remaining against McDonogh, Mount St. Joseph, St. Mary's and Loyola.
Boys' Latin remains in second place in the B Conference at 2-1 behind St. Paul's and Cardinal Gibbons,which are tied for first with 3-0 league records. Boys' Latin meets Severn next week and finishes the season against St. Paul's.
Woodlawn 28, Dundalk 0
Quarterback Keion Carpenter threw two touchdown passes and had two interceptions to lead host Woodlawn (6-2, 5-2) over Dundalk in a Baltimore County 3A-4A League game.
Randallstown 34, Dulaney 6
Junior running back Angelo Todd rushed for 186 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns to lead host Randallstown (4-4, 4-2) past Dulaney (1-7) in a Baltimore County 3A-4A League game.
Senior running back Shawn Breeden ran for 71 yards on seven carries with a touchdown.
Overlea 46, Pikesville 7
Senior Kenyon Crawford rushed for 131 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns as No. 4 Overlea (8-0, 7-0) ripped Pikesville in a Baltimore County 1A-2A League game.
Senior running back Dan Brown had 57 yards on six carries and two touchdowns for the Falcons.
Owings Mills 46, Sparrows Point 8
Sean Miles had 187 total yards and Javon Jones scored two touchdowns, leading visiting Owings Mills (3-5, 2-4) over Sparrows Point (0-8, 0-5) in a Baltimore County 1A-2A League game.
Miles returned punts of 76 and 75 yards for touchdowns and ran 33 yards for another score as Owings Mills built a 40-0 lead.
Towson 29, Franklin 16
Towson stormed back after a 16-0 first-quarter deficit to overtake host Franklin (3-4, 3-3) in a Baltimore County 1A-2A League game.
Senior running back Scott Carpenter had 151 yards, two touchdowns and two two-point conversions for the Generals (6-1, 5-1).
Milford Mill 20, Lansdowne 14
Mike Mullin had 128 total yards, but it wasn't enough for Lansdowne (0-8, 0-7) as it fell to host Milford Mill (5-3, 3-1) in a Baltimore County 1A-2A League game, extending the Vikings' losing streak to 29 games.
The Vikings jumped out to an 8-0 lead on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Bob Wheelton to Kevin Moore and the conversion run by Mullin.
Milford Mill scored the next 20 points to take a 20-8 lead before Wheelton (5-for-12, 108 yards) hit Mike Queen for a 11-yard scoring play.
Southern-AA 53, Northeast 0
Jamar Mullen rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns as No. 11 and host Southern-AA (7-1, 1-0) blew out Northeast (2-6, 0-2) in an Anne Arundel County 2A-3A League game.
The Bulldogs led 21-0 after one period on two scores by Mullen and one by Corey Contee (10 for 104, two touchdowns). Southern-AA's offense ran up 241 total rushing yards and held the Eagles to just 57.
Spalding 20, Friends 0
Ken Kulesz threw three touchdowns to John Hopple as Spalding (1-7) defeated visiting Friends, for its first victory of the season. Hopple had five catches for 131 and Kulesz was 10 of 24 for 193 yards.