Guy Smith rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns, leading visiting Howard (8-1, 5-1) past Wilde Lake, 18-6, in a Howard County football game yesterday.
The Lions' win virtually clinched a share of their first Howard County championship since 1975 and ensured them of a Class 3A playoff berth. The loss eliminated Wilde Lake (4-5, 3-3), the three-time defending Class 1A champion, from the state playoffs.
Glenelg 3, Hammond 0 (OT)
Senior place-kicker Pierre Grenier, an exchange student from France, converted a 23-yard field goal in overtime to lift Glenelg (7-2, 4-2) over visiting Hammond (6-3, 4-2) in a Howard County League game.
Centennial 21, Mt. Hebron 6
Donald Culberth carried 45 times for 190 yards and two touchdowns, leading Centennial (4-5, 2-4) past visiting Mount Hebron (2-7, 0-6) in a Howard County League game.
Culberth helped the Eagles to a 14-0 halftime advantage with scoring runs of 12 and 1 yards. Thearon McQueen ran 17 yards for Centennial's final touchdown.
Oakland Mills 28, Atholton 7
Lang Wethlington had 21 carries for 150 yards and Jake Daft rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns,
leading visiting Oakland Mills (5-4, 4-2) past Atholton (5-4, 2-4) in a Howard County League game.
North County 26, Meade 12
Justin Rice threw four touchdown passes, two to Guy Brown, in leading No. 6 North County past visiting Meade (3-6, 2-4) in an Anne Arundel County 4A League game.
The victory assured the Knights (8-1, 6-1) at least a share of the league crown. North County can claim first outright if Annapolis (5-1 league) loses to Severna Park Friday.
Rice, who completed 12 of 16 for 152 yards, threw three of his four scoring passes in the first half.
Kevin Mitchell caught five passes for 92 yards.
Perry Hall 26, Dundalk 6
Senior fullback Mark Franklin scored three touchdowns, leading No. 10 Perry Hall past host Dundalk (4-5, 4-4) in a Baltimore County 3A-4A League game.
The victory clinched first place in the league for the Gators (8-1, 7-0) for the fifth time in the past six seasons. Since losing their season-opener to Calvert Hall, the Gators have won eight straight.
Senior halfback Mandell Marsh netted 174 total yards with 10 carries for 70 yards and 104 yards in returns. He also had two interceptions, one of which he returned for 65 yards.
Overlea 52, Sparrows Point 7
Senior tailback Kenyon Crawford had seven carries for 255 yards, three touchdowns and two extra points, leading No. 3 Overlea (9-0, 8-0) past visiting Loch Raven (1-8, 1-6) in a Baltimore County 1A-2A League game. Senior quarterback Bernard Fitchette, in his first game back since suffering a bruised thigh three weeks ago, was 2-for-5 for 100 yards and one touchdown.
Gilman 26, Mount St. Joseph 0
Junior running back R. C. Kauffman had 21 carries for 95 yards and one touchdown, leading No. 4 Gilman (6-1, 3-0) past visiting Mount St. Joseph (1-7, 0-4) in a Maryland Scholastic Association Armstrong A Conference game. Gilman senior quarterback Mark Cornes completed 10 of 12 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Franklin 18, Pikesville 0
Kenny Vialva rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown, leading visiting Franklin (5-4, 5-3) past Pikesville (2-7, 2-6) in a Baltimore County 1A-2A League game.
Patapsco 30, Dulaney 12
Senior running back Erick Schinsky ran for 159 yards and one touchdown as Patapsco (3-6, 1-6) downed visiting Dulaney (1-8, 1-6) in a Baltimore County 3A-4A League game.