With Billy Wright pounding away on the inside and Todd Leitzel having a field day on punt returns and quick hitters, Hereford made short work of previously unbeaten Catonsville last night, rolling to a 52-6 victory.
It was the Bulls' 18th straight regular-season triumph and third this season by a combined score of 150-12. Catonsville fell to 2-1.
Hereford scored the first time it had the ball, with Leitzel covering the last 12 yards of a 58-yard, six-play drive. Five minutes later, the senior was in the end zone again, this time covering 32 yards. Next, Leitzel took a punt back 44 yards to set up an Austin Page-to-Chris Casner pass of 19 yards and the Bulls lead after a period was 21-0.
They didn't let down even a little bit in the second period, Leitzel scoring on a 15-yard run and Mike Rostek and Wright punching in from close range later on. It was 42-0 at intermission.
No. 8 Patterson 34, Southern-Baltimore 0: Jamar Tyson rushed for 117 yards on 11 carries and Jeff Smith added 78 yards and two touchdowns to lead the host Clippers (3-0) to the shutout over the Bulldogs at Twardowicz Field.
Donte Lofton added a touchdown on a 33-yard reverse in the second half. Clippers defensive end Chris Price finished with three sacks.
Quarterback Gamayel Scott completed four of eight passes for 80 yards and a touchdown for Patterson (1-4).
No. 10 Annapolis 52, South River 0: Junior fullback Eric Venerable rumbled for 218 yards on 15 carries and scored four touchdowns to power the Panthers (2-1) to the shutout win.
Annapolis senior running back Kevan Simms rushed eight times for 150 yards and two touchdowns.
Aberdeen 3, No. 3 Oakland Mills 2 OT: Junior Mike Walters scored five minutes into the first overtime to help the Eagles (5-1) stun the visiting Scorpions.
Layne Crothers, who assisted the game-winner, scored Aberdeen's first two goals in the second half.
John Carroll 3, No. 10 Mount St. Joseph 1, 2OT: Junior Matt Cooper's second goal of the game with five minutes left in the first overtime proved to be the game-winner for the host Patriots (2-2).
On the game-winning goal, Cooper controlled a throw-in from teammate Scott Maskell and capitalized on some confusion among the Gaels' defensive players to score from eight yards away. Jeff Fischer put the game away two minutes into the second overtime with a goal from 12 yards away.
No. 9 Calvert Hall 3, No. 8 Archbishop Curley 1: Tim Rider assisted on the game-winning goal and added an insurance tally to power the host Cardinals (7-0) to their seventh straight win.
No. 14 Franklin 4, Patapsco 1: Senior Chris Borcik registered two goals and Kosta Fleytman contributed a goal and two assists to pace the visiting Indians (5-1-1).
Forest Park 11, Nortwestern 0: Sophomore Earl Johnson scored eight goals to lead the visiting Foresters (3-1) to the lopsided victory.
C. Milton Wright 2, No. 13 Institute of Notre Dame 1: Senior striker Monica Janowitz and junior midfielder Stefanie Ritz each scored a goal to lead the visiting Mustangs to the upset.
The Indians (6-1) played without 15-goal scorer and striker Lauren Cunningham (college visit) and stopper Jen Leo (sprained knee and ankle).
No. 13 Centennial 2, Atholton 0: Laura Angle scored a goal and assisted on another in the second half to lift the visiting Eagles.
No. 15 Hammond 3, Wilde Lake 0: Senior forward Megan Gallivan scored two goals and senior midfielder Rachel Donohue added a goal and an assist to power the host Bears (4-2) to the Howard County win.
Atholton 3, No. 11 Glenelg 1: Senior outside hitter Jessica Postom recorded 18 service points, three aces, and three kills to help the Raiders (4-2) upend the visiting Gladiators, 15-1, 5-15, 15-12, 15-7.
No. 1 Centennial 3, Howard 0: Senior Michelle LeDonne registered 18 service points and four aces to pace the top-ranked Eagles (4-1) to a 15-8, 15-2, 15-4 victory over the visiting Lions.