Hammond rallies to win, 55-54


Hammond trailed by 14 points with six minutes left before B.J. Smoot rushed for two 3-yard touchdowns and a two-point conversion to lift the visiting Bears (5-4) over Wilde Lake, 55-54, in football yesterday.

"It was up and down and up and down, and B.J. Smoot had an awesome game," Hammond coach Bill Smith said.

Smoot finished with 29 rushes for 304 yards and five touchdowns.

According to Smith, it was the highest-scoring game in team history.

The Wildecats (5-4) led by 14 points on two occasions in a game that featured 1,015 yards of total offense and 109 points.

Hammond quarterback Zach Swope went 12-for-24 for 271 yards and two touchdowns. Wilde Lake quarterback Dennis Smith went 6-for-11 for 202 yards and threw two touchdowns. He also rushed eight times for 177 yards and three touchdowns and had more than 100 return yards.

No. 13 Old Mill 24, Northeast 0 -- Ryan Callahan had 108 yards on the ground and two touchdowns to lead the host Patriots (7-2) over the Eagles (3-6). Old Mill, which has secured a playoff spot, will wrap up its regular season at home against Glen Burnie.

Randallstown 14, Eastern Tech 7 -- Keith Branche ran 70 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the first series of the third quarter as the host Rams defeated the Mavericks. Eastern Tech took an early lead on a 6-yard run by Jerry Hauburger in the first quarter. Randallstown answered as Darrell Bryant caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Myron Vanstory in the second quarter. With the loss, the Mavericks failed to make the playoffs.

Edgewood 42, C. Milton Wright 7 -- Quarterback Jordan Hancock went 6-for-10 for 153 yards and three touchdowns for the host Rams (6-3). He also rushed for 55 yards and two touchdowns. The Mustangs fell to 2-7.

Woodlawn 27, Franklin 17 -- Sean Gamble had a 50-yard interception return for a score to lead the visiting Warriors (5-4) past the Indians (4-5).


Baltimore county championships -- Perry Hall's Jon Graf won the boys singles title for the second straight year, defeating Brian Grochal (Pikesville), 15-11, 15-9, at Pikesville. Shaina White captured the girls title with a 15-13, 15-3 win over Tehmeena Hassan from Catonsville.

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