Randallstown quarterback Archie Trader called last week's rout of Parkville a "statement game."
Against Woodlawn yesterday, the second-ranked Rams added the exclamation point.
Randallstown followed its best performance of the season with another stellar effort, dominating the visiting Warriors on both sides of the ball en route to a 43-14 victory.
The Rams (8-1 overall, 8-0 in Baltimore County 3A-4A League), winners of eight straight since a season-opening loss to Chambersburg (Pa.), appear to be peaking just in time for Saturday's showdown with No. 3 Milford Mill in a game that will decide the county champion and also has state playoff implications.
Randallstown, which has outscored its past two opponents, 95-26, appeared to be anything but a team that was looking ahead.
"We preached it all week that if we don't do our job, there won't be a game next week," Randallstown coach Anthony Knox said. "If we lose one game, we're out of the playoffs. Every game is a playoff game for us."
For the second straight game, the Rams' defense contained one of the area's top offensive players.
Last week, Randallstown held Parkville's Mike Hall, the state's leading rusher, to a season-low 95 yards.
Yesterday, it was Woodlawn quarterback Vincent Fuller's turn to be stymied. Fuller completed seven of 18 passes for 117 yards with an interception and one touchdown -- which occurred with five seconds left in the game. He also was sacked four times and rushed for only 16 yards on four carries.
"Fuller was a good warm-up for us for [Milford Mill quarterback] Richard Johnson because they're both about the same type of quarterback," said Knox, who watched Fuller rush for 100 yards and pass for another 167 against Milford Mill two weeks ago. "They scramble, and if you come out of your areas then they'll come up and throw the ball over top of your head."
After being forced to punt on the game's first series, Randallstown had little difficulty moving the ball against the Warriors (4-5, 4-4). Tyese Ademiluyi rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown -- all in the first half -- on nine carries to lead the Rams, who never trailed and built a 28-8 halftime lead.
Dundalk 44, Perry Hall 0: Allen Hack rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns as the host Owls (7-2) whipped the Gators (1-8). Dundalk's Esker Mance ran for 117 yards and scored on an 18-yard run.
Hack finished the scoring with touchdown runs of 17 and 40 yards.