The Edmondson offense couldn't score a point in the second half of its game with City. But the Red Storm did more than enough in the first half.
Quarterback Jerry Lovelocke threw for two touchdowns and Terrence Wilson ran for two more as Edmondson scored 32 points in the first half en route to a 40-30 victory over City last night at Poly.
Lovelocke and Wilson sparked a big-play offense that helped Edmondson (5-2, 4-1 Baltimore City) race to a 32-6 halftime lead. The junior quarterback threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Darius Douglass on the third play from scrimmage, and the Red Storm never trailed.
"We came out playing some football," Edmondson coach Dante Jones said. "We made some plays, and we played a good first half."
Edmondson gained 226 yards in the first half but was limited to minus-9 after the break. Lovelocke completed passes of 19, 20, 33 and 43 yards in the first half. His 20-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Dorsey gave the Red Storm a 32-6 lead with 53 seconds left in the second quarter.
Wilson helped with touchdown runs of 8 and 26 yards, as well as a 35-yard run. He finished with 100 yards overall.
The Red Storm sealed it when Patrick Riddick grabbed a deflected option pitch out of the air and ran it back for a 48-yard touchdown on the first play of the second half. That gave Edmondson a 40-6 lead.
But City (4-3, 4-2) wouldn't quit, thanks to its defense, which didn't allow a first down in the second half, and the strong play of quarterback Ellis Foster.
The senior completed 11 of 22 for 189 yards and two touchdowns. He ran for 126 yards, including touchdowns of 46 and 3 yards, and played a big role in the Knights scoring the game's final 24 points and compiling 364 yards of offense.
"We just came out flat," City coach George Petrides said. "But we didn't quit. We moved the ball the whole game."
NO. 3 DUNBAR 54, DIGITAL HARBOR 6:: Tavon Austin rushed for 233 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Poets (6-1) over the visiting Rams (2-5). The senior scored on runs of 33, 27 and 62 yards. The Dunbar defense had six interceptions.
NO. 14 POLY 44, PATTERSON 20:: Antoine Goodson scored three touchdowns to lead the visiting Engineers (5-2) over the Clippers (3-4). The junior finished with 166 rushing yards and also scored on a 2-point conversion.
SOUTHSIDE 28, DOUGLASS 22, 2OT:: Jerrell Briscoe caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the second overtime as the Jaguars (1-6) came back from a 16-point deficit to defeat the visiting Ducks (2-5) and earn their first win of the season.
MERVO 23, CARVER 6:: Chris Chambers threw for 146 yards and a touchdown to lead the Mustangs (4-3) over the host Bears (0-7). The senior also ran for a touchdown.
LEWIS 16, BANKS 6:: Damon Barber-Jones rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown as the Falcons (6-1) defeated the visiting Lions (2-5). The senior scored the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter when he took a handoff and ran 7 yards for the score. Cedric Rollins had 60 rushing yards and added an insurance touchdown in the third quarter.
DU BOIS 24, WALBROOK 6:: Sherrod Shanks threw for 186 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Panthers (5-2) over the Warriors (2-5). The senior connected with Derek Saunders in the second quarter and found Ronald Williams in the fourth.
Baltimore Sun reporters contributed to this article.