Rain hampers football schedule again; Hawks beat Huskies

Randy McRoberts
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For the second week in a row, the high school football schedule has been hit with delays, rescheduled games and a few games that actually played out.

At Patterson Mill, the Huskies and North Harford Hawks saw a lightning delay occur less than three minutes into the game, but after a delay of just short of an hour, the teams returned to the natural grass field and finished off the game.

North Harford (1-1) ran over the Huskies (0-1) for an 35-18 win.

Three other games played in Harford County were also completed. John Carroll (2-0) was the only winner, beating visiting Maryland Freedom, 35-0.

Bel Air (0-1) which was unable to play its game last week at Parkville, fell to visiting Charles Flowers 20-13, while Aberdeen (1-1) was beaten by visiting Northeast-Anne Arundel, 27-6.

At Patterson Mill, the ground attack of the Hawks, led by juniors Bobby Duffy and Anthony Holmes, was too much for the Huskies, who were seeing their first game action after seeing their week one game postponed and likely canceled.

Duffy and Holmes combined for nearly 300 rushing yards and most of the Hawks points.

The Hawks scored on their second possession. Duffy raced 38 yards to set the Hawks up at the Huskies 13.

Two plays later, Holmes crossed the goal line with an 8-yard touchdown run with 2:37 left in the first quarter. The extra-point made it 7-0.

The score remained 7-0 until the final minute of the half.

The Hawks went to the air and with a bit of trickery. After all the running, Duffy took the pitch, pulled up and tossed a strike to Paul Keeney in the back of the end zone for an 21-yard, halfback option passing score.

The extra-point kick was wide right, but the Hawks had a 13-0 lead with just :47 left in the half.

Forty seven seconds, though, was enough time for the Huskies to get on the scoreboard.

From his own 42, Huskies junior quarterback Nathan Vujanic went to work. A 13-yard pass to Christian Pross was followed by three straight passes to Christian Blackwell.

The third went for a 24-yard score. The point-after-try was no good, but the Huskies were on the board and they were receiving the second half kick.

That didn’t go, too well of the Huskies, who after a penalty, took possession at their own 13.

The first snap sailed over Vujanic’s head and he was downed at his own one. The next was not much better and Vujanic had it slip away and out of the end zone for a safety.

Down 15-6, Patterson Mill went right back to the air to score again. From their own seven, Vujanic connected with Blackwell for 49 yards on third and four. From the Hawks 37, a pass interference penalty wiped out a Charlie Canapp interception and gave the Huskies a first down at the Hawks 21.

A three-yard loss, followed by a pair of sacks, put the Huskies in a fourth and 22 hole.

Vujanic found Pross on a crossing pattern and Pross made the catch, raced to the far sideline and down the sideline for an 43-yard touchdown.

The Huskies tried for two on the conversion, but it failed.

The Hawks responded very quickly. Duffy broke up the middle and raced 56 yards for the score and 21-12 lead.

“It was a counter play, everyone bit on Anthony’s [Holmes] run and the hole just opened up,” Duffy said. “Linemen did a great job and all I did was break one tackle and that was it from there.”

Patterson Mill came right back again and on Vujanic’s third touchdown pass, were back to within three points, 21-18. Vujanic (14-20, 277 yards) hooked up with Blackwell (6 catches, 142 yards) for a 44-yard score.

Unfortunately, for the Huskies, that was the last points they scored, while the Hawks found the end zone twice more.

Holmes ran four yards for his second score, set up by Duffy’s 46-yard jaunt.

“When I came in here, I had the mindset of, I’m gonna go as hard as I can, put it all on the field,” Holmes said. “I was ready to run because last week, we didn’t do so good. This week, I was like I’m ready to put some yards in there.

A defensive stop by the Hawks defense set up the final Hawks points. The Hawks took over at the Huskies 35.

A personal foul against Patterson Mill aided the Hawks. Quarterback Jacob Preston snuck the ball in from a yard out to finalize the scoring.

Patriots roll

In John Carroll’s win the Patriots piled up all 35 points in just three quarters.

Chimzi Chuku led the way, rushing for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Chuku had scoring runs of 27 and 47 yards, respectively.

Quarterback Will Gianelli added a 29-yard touchdown pass to Dominic Berndt and then ran for a two-yard score as well.

Kicker Gavin Greene added three extra-point kicks and Roman Hemby caught a conversion pass from Gianelli.

Defensively, Hunter Tipton and Jacob Osburn had eight tackles apiece. Adding seven tackles each were Nsikak Oduok, Malik Scott and Conner Boyle.

Warriors blank Mariners

Havre de Grace (2-0) made it two road wins in row, shutting out host Joppatowne (0-2), 41-0, Saturday.

The game was started Friday and halted by lightning, before finishing Saturday evening.

Quarterback Alex Gresock had a good game, completing 10-of-18 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns. He was also picked off once.

Jordan White caught two of the scoring passes and finished with five catches and 66 yards. White also picked off a Joppatowne pass and returned the pick 80 yards for another score.

Jayden Hyman added four catches for 46 yards and the other receiving touchdown.

The Warriors also added two touchdowns on the ground. Tommy Meehan and Tony Bowman did the honors. Brandon Rabbitt did not score, but led the ball carriers with 57 yards on nine carries.

Gresock also had 57 yards rushing on five carries. Kicker Nate Brown added six extra-point kicks.

Defensively, Jaylen Day and Sam Ross added an interception each.

Joppatowne quarterback Alan Brown, Jr. was 8-of-19 for 104 yards.

Brown also had five carries for 33 yards and Will Harris ran nine times for 42 yards.

Jamaal Chase had four receptions for 58 yards and Shyeim Taylor had three catches for 28 yards.

Harris led the defense with eight tackles, while Taylor, DeAnthony Creighton, Christopher Kalambihis and Da’Mon Cottman had seven tackles apiece.

Taylor also had an interception.

Bobcats lose late

In Bel Air’s loss, visiting Charles Flowers scored with 30 seconds left on the clock to deal the Bobcats the loss.

Bel Air scoring came on a 29-yard pass from Austin Rohlfing (3-9, 58 yards) to Kade Ketcham (two catches, 46 yards). The PAT was missed.

The Bobcats then took a brief lead on a 31-yard rushing score by Hunter Hruz (18 carries, 122 yards) and PAT by Darius Ashman. That gave the the Bobcats a 13-12 lead with five minutes left in the game.

Austin Hess led the Bel Air defense with 16 total tackles. Stephan Thompson added 14 tackles, while Bobcats with 11 tackles each were Noah Beyers and Micah Noel.

Davon Bomar and Jake Rolocut added 10 tackles each.

Eagles slip to 1-1

Aberdeen saw its record slip to an even .500 with the loss to visiting Northeast-Anne Arundel.

Freshman Tommy Fisher rushed for 48 yards on six attempts and scored the Eagles only touchdown on an eight-yard run.

Quarterback Jaheim Wilson-Jones rushed for 59 yards on eight carries and was 4-for-9 passing for 55 yards. David Blackwell also saw time at quarterback and was 4-for-10 for 61 yards.

Nygel Diggs rushed for 54 yards on four attempts and Isiah Pannell caught two passes for 51 yards. Jordan Jenkins added one reception for 41 yards.

Cougars drop opener

Fallston (0-1) was beaten at Rising Sun, 41-0, Friday.

“Did not have pads on for eight straight days. Rising Sun played very well, hats off to them,” Cougars head coach James Grant said.

Quarterback Colin Akins was 10-for-23 for 131 yards. He was also intercepted twice.

Jimmy Johnson had three catches for 61 yards and CJ Turner had three catches for 56 yards.

The Cougars run game was non-existent. Akins ran for seven yards on seven carries and Brandon Klaben added seven yards on 12 carries.

Rams lose big

Edgewood (1-1), playing Saturday morning after a Friday night postponement, hung tough early at Linganore, but the Lancers pulled away in the third quarter to deal the Rams a 54-18 loss.

Deonte Banks raced for an 86-yard score in the first quarter to answer a quick score by Linganore. A 65-yard scoring run by quarterback Antwain Banks was called back by penalty. Edgewood then struggled to gain momentum and the game slipped out out of reach in the third quarter.

Deonte Banks led the offense with 172 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 12 carries. He also had two catches for 79 yards.

Antwain Banks rushed for 78 yards and a score on 17 carries. He also passed for 122 yards, completing 3-of-10 attempts with an interception.

On defense, Daviyon Johnson, Monzell Ware, Isaiah Butts, and Mason Putney had 10 total tackles each. Anthony Blume registered nine tackles with a sack, while Tyler Boyd had eight tackles and a sack.

Other scores

C. Milton Wright (1-1) lost at South Carroll, 20-13, Saturday evening. Stats were not provided.

Also, Harford Tech (1-0) had its game at Tower Hill halted by lightning on Friday. The game was to resume Tuesday.

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