Howard knocks off Wilde Lake, ends streak; Wildecats' 31-game run in league halted, 33-14; Football


Howard High upset three-time defending Howard County champion and No. 3-ranked Wilde Lake last night at Howard, 33-14.

The Lions (3-0 overall, 2-0 league) ended a 31-game league winning streak by the Wildecats (2-1, 1-1) after trailing 14-12 with 1: 34 left in the third quarter.

But a 47-yard run on a sweep by Gerald Smith set up a quarterback keeper by Anthony Durham for the game-winning touchdown with 33 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Lions added touchdowns in the fourth quarter on a 49-yard run by Travis Irving and a 48-yard fumble recovery by Jose Monzon.

No. 1 Gilman 43, St. Paul's 7 -- The Greyhounds (3-0) scored 36 first-half points in its home win over St. Paul's.

No. 2 Randallstown 26, Patapsco 6 -- Junior halfback Davon Johnson rushed 10 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rams (2-1) over the host Patriots (1-2). Tyese Ademluyi had 60 yards on five carries and Jabari Savage rushed 70 yards -- including 30 for a touchdown -- on six attempts. Archie Trader completed five of 10 passes for 130 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown completion to Gary Bates.

No. 4 Milford Mill 36, Parkville 15: Senior Richard Johnson returned the opening kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown and connected with senior Brandon Thompson for three scoring passes as the Millers (3-0) turned back the host Knights (2-1). Johnson hit Thompson, who finished with six catches, for scores of 20, 26 and 19 yards.

No. 5 Hereford 35, Catonsville 14: Ryan Vogel rushed nine times for 103 yards and two touchdowns as the visiting Bulls (3-0) upended the Comets (2-1). The Bulls rolled up 462 yards of total offense, including 280 on the ground. Quarterback Sean Wdowiak completed seven of nine passes for 154 yards and one touchdown.

No. 7 Oakland Mills 7, River Hill 6: The defending state Class 1A champion Scorpions (3-0 overall, 2-0 Howard County) scored on a game-opening 66-yard touchdown drive, then held off the host Hawks (2-1, 1-1) despite the ejection of their starting quarterback J. T. Rembert.

Dundalk 26, No. 8 Eastern Tech 19: Dundalk's Esker Mance ran for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 2: 58 left to play, and the unbeaten Owls surprised the Mustangs in a Baltimore County 3A/4A game at Eastern Tech.

"This is one of biggest wins for Dundalk football in the last 10 years," said Owls coach Eric Webber, whose team improved to 3-0.

Mance culminated a 90-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run that gave Dundalk a 20-19 lead. Backup quarterback Steve Tomlinson engineered the drive because starting quarterback Melvin Curry had to replace halfback Rodney Evans, who left with legs cramps.

The Owls recovered the ensuing kickoff at the Eastern Tech 40. Evans, who rushed for 104 yards on 11 carries, scampered 22 yards into the end zone with a minute left to give Dundalk a cushion.

Mance, a senior fullback, rushed for 248 yards on 25 carries and had two receptions for 28 yards. An inside linebacker on defense, Mance had 11 tackles, including a quarterback sack on Eastern Tech's final drive.

No. 9 Patterson 42, Southern-B 12 -- Rashidi Scott rushed 10 times for 74 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Clippers (3-0) over the Bulldogs (1-2) at Swan Park. Tony Smithson gained 92 yards on 13 carries and scored twice, and quarterback Gamayel Scott completed seven of 12 passes for 84 yards. Scott also had eight tackles and one sack.

No. 14 Edmondson 38, Mervo 8 -- Raytron Leak scored on a 30-yard pass from Eddie Colbert and a 40-yard punt return to lead the visiting Redskins (3-0) over Mervo (2-1).

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