At 6 feet, 271 pounds, Ken Hunt doesn't quite measure up to former Chicago Bear and Philadelphia Eagle William "Refrigerator" Perry.
But that didn't stop Milford Mill's version of No. 72 from lining up in the backfield (like the Refrigerator) and scoring the go-ahead touchdown in a 22-14 victory over Owings Mills in a 1A-2A Baltimore County League game yesterday.
His 1-yard plunge with 3:26 remaining improved the host Millers' overall record to 3-2 and 3-0 in the league. The Eagles (4-1, 3-1) dropped their first game of the year and their third straight against their rivals.
"I knew the game was on the line, but I wasn't nervous or anything," Hunt said.
"I got hit hard head-on when I got the ball but I stretched the ball over as far as I could to make sure it was a touchdown."
Hunt's score capped a rally that saw the hosts down 14-0 early in the second quarter.
Senior Sean Myles' 15-yard punt return set up Owings Mills' first touchdown on its first play from scrimmage.
The 6-0, 180-pounder gathered in a screen from Marcus Reed (6-for-10, 115 yards) and sprinted through the Milford Mill defense for a 42-yard touchdown. His conversion catch put his team ahead, 8-0.
Three minutes into the second quarter, the Eagles cashed in on a botched punt attempt when Myles (five catches, 115 yards) bolted nine yards for his second score.
Owings Mills tried to run it in for the two-point conversion but came up short.
"They jumped out to a nice lead, but then you could see them gradually getting tired, some of
their guys were laying on the ground," said Millers coach Reggie Brooks.
Senior running back Brandon Scarborough jump-started Milford Mill's comeback with a 61-yard jaunt just one play after Myles' touchdown.
Anthony Davis connected with Chester Harris for the two-point conversion.
Scarborough (12 carries, 122 yards) also punted twice for a 35-yard average. On defense, he registered numerous touchdown-saving tackles and pass deflections at safety.
"I don't mind doing all of those things at all. I'll do whatever it takes," Scarborough said.
"When we were down, we really didn't look at the scoreboard, we just kept playing hard."
The Millers' extra effort also paid off on special teams.
Senior defensive end Sean Galloway blocked Reed's punt and scooped the loose ball for a 10-yard touchdown to tie the score at 14. It was one of five Eagles turnovers.
"Those turnovers really killed us today," said Owings Mills coach Ray Groszkowski.
"I made a mistake on that blocked punt. One of our guys got sick and I should have called a timeout to get the right people in, but I didn't."