The Owings Mills football team upset Parkville, 14-12, last night even though the visiting Knights dominated time of possession.
"We scored two of the five times we got the ball," Eagles coach Randy Pentz said. "We really didn't have anybody with any great stats. "
The win was especially sweet because Parkville crushed Owings Mills, 54-7, last season, when the Eagles went 1-9 and Parkville went 6-4. "They [Parkville] were supposed to be even better this year," Pentz said.
The Eagles' Marvin Nash scored on a 37-yard run in the first quarter and Lamont Long scored on a 32-yard screen pass from Cameron Brown in the second quarter. The Eagles led 14-12 at halftime and made it hold up.
"They were huge and controlled the ball with [Luther] Washington, but we stopped them with 2:14 to play at our 6-yard line," Pentz said. "Washington came up about a yard short of a first down on fourth-and-5 at the 10-yard line. My guys were much smaller but just hung in there."
No. 6 Edmondson 44, Northern 0: After a scoreless first quarter, the host Redskins came to life with a 30-point second period behind quarterback Marvin Moten, who completed eight of 11 passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns. Danny Dixon caught three passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Curtis Mitchell had a 90-yard touchdown run.
No. 8 Patterson 30, Southwestern 6: The visiting Clippers rushed for 250 yards, including 72 by Jamar Tyson and 60 by Donte Lofton, to win their season opener. Nose guard Eric Mason made eight tackles.
No. 10 Hereford 56, Kenwood 0: All-County cornerback Todd Leitzel intercepted a pass for a 28-yard touchdown and also rushed for two touchdowns for the host Bulls. Mike Rostek scored two touchdowns and kicked eight extra points. Quarterback Austin Page completed four of four passes for 50 yards and one touchdown.
No. 12 Catonsville 33, Catoctin 0: Chris Wilson rushed 20 times for 152 yards and one touchdown, and quarterback Jon Carogheros completed three of four passes for 58 yards and one touchdown for the host Comets Sean Smith scored on a 65-yard interception return.
No. 10 Fallston 5, Perry Hall 3: Anthony Ercolano scored the game's first goal on a direct kick and assisted on corner kicks for Fallston's next two goals in the season-opening win over the visiting Gators. Fallston, the state Class 3A runner-up last season, rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits. Matt Britton scored the game-winning fourth goal.
Sparrows Point 2, Loch Raven 1: The Pointers (1-0-1), defending Baltimore County co-champs, rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit on a penalty kick by David Pusinsky and a goal by Chad Treggeser to hand the host Raiders (1-1) their first loss.
No. 2 McDonogh 4, Walt Whitman 0: Ali Andrzejewski and Jeannetta McGettigan each scored two goals in the Eagles' season-opening win in the McDonogh Tournament. The Eagles advanced to today's 9 a.m. semifinal against Bishop O'Connell (Va.).
No. 11 Mount Hebron 3, C. Milton Wright 1: All-Met Julie Napolitano, not expected to play because of an ankle injury, scored the host Vikings' first two goals to spark the season-opening win. Playing without five teammates who were suspended, Napolitano played striker instead of her customary midfild position.