For a second straight week, No. 3-ranked Wilde Lake was able to find the necessary fourth-quarter magic to pull out wins.
Yesterday at River Hill, backup quarterback Adam Holmwood orchestrated a 65-yard drive with 1:21 left to lift the Wildecats (3-1) to a 21-15 win. Holmwood completed all five passes for 57 yards in the deciding drive, hitting Comer Norwood with an 8-yard touchdown strike with 20 seconds left to bring the Wildecats back from a 15-13 deficit.
"After the game, I told our kids that was a sign of a good football team, being able to hang in like that and win at the end," said Wilde Lake coach Doug DuVall.
Late-game heroics is becoming a habit for Norwood, who last week caught a 67-yard touchdown pass on a fake punt to force overtime against Howard. The Wildecats went on to win, 20-14.
Wilde Lake's starting quarterback, Charles Berlin, out with mononucleosis, may return next week.
No. 5 Edmondson 34, Southwestern 0: The visiting Redskins (4-0) jumped out to a 26-0 halftime lead to coast to their second shutout of the season. Quarterback Mavin Moten completed seven of 10 passes for 144 yards, including a 60-yard strike to Danny Dixon.
Darryl McCray handled the running chores, rushing for 71 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns. Dixon caught three balls for 102 yards.
No. 8 Patterson 44, Douglass 6: The Clippers piled up 347 yards running behind their big offensive line to improve to 4-0.
Antwoine Clayborne carried the ball 10 times for 126 yards and three scores and Jeffrey Smith added 107 yards and another touchdown. Linebacker Brian Yancey led the defensive effort with eight tackles.
No. 9 Old Mill 34, Arundel 6: Senior running back Kelvin Collins was unstoppable again, running for 250 yards on 19 carries and finding the end zone four times for the visiting Patriots.
Collins now has 713 yards and 14 touchdowns to lead the Patriots to a 4-0 start. The Old Mill defense also did its share in the win, with David Perry leading the way with two interceptions.
No. 2 McDonogh 6, Mt. St. Joseph 1: Dominating throughout but only able to finish once in the first half on a goal by Seth Franz, the host Eagles (11-2) scored the first three goals in the second half to improve to 5-0 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's A Conference.
Senior Kaiser Chowdhry continued to dominate offensively, scoring two goals and adding an assist. He now has 18 goals and 17 assists on the season.
Southern-B 5, Lake Clifton 4: Playing a man down for the last 20 minutes, Southern scored three times - Wayne Wearins breaking a 4-4 tie with eight minutes left - to come away with the win. Freshman Tim Hilton assisted on Wearins' game-winner to finish the day with three goals and two assists.
No. 11 Centennial 1, Bel Air 0: Senior striker Shannon Townsend scored a second-half goal as the visiting Eagles improved to 4-0 on the season.
No. 6 Glenelg 2, Howard 0: Leah Burger and Kristina Schwarz provided the goals as the visiting Gladiators blanked Howard.
No. 9 Fallston 3, Edgewood 0: Stefanie Ogle dodged defenders to score the game-winner nine minutes in to send the defending Class 3A state champions past visiting Edgewood. Fallston hasn't lost to Edgewood in 18 years.
No. 12 Mercy 3, IND 2: The visiting Magic (7-0) was down 14-11 in the fifth game before scoring the final five points to rally for a 16-14 win. Erin McKay and Chardonnay McCord both had 12 kills for Mercy, which also got 18 assists from Meghanne Gribbin and 18 blocks from Kelli McKee.
The Indians, in their first season in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's A Conference, got 11 kills and 11 assists from Kristen Parokrywka.