C. Milton Wright won its fourth straight game Friday night, using big plays to beat Havre de Grace, 21-6, in a UCBAC Chesapeake Division opener for both. The game was played at Bel Air High School. John Carroll also went to 4-0 and North Harford won big in other Friday night football.
With neither team finding the end zone for almost a whole half, both teams scored points in the final 2:14 of the half.
CMW (1-0, 4-0) did it in one play when Osiah Walker hauled in a 61-yard touchdown pass from twin brother and quarterback Omar Walker. Osiah caught the pass about 35 yards down field and then spun away from four tacklers before racing untouched the remainder of the yards for the score. Matt Phillips added the extra point.
A failed onside kick by CMW gave Havre de Grace great field position at its own 48 with 2:14 left in the half.
Havre de Grace (0-1, 0-4) used all of it, scoring on the final play of the half.
Warriors quarterback Lavell McCullers, seeing his first action of the season, tossed a 44-yard touchdown pass to Jahre Jordan. Jordan out battled a CMW defender for the ball, though it seemed the defender had the ball, but the referee signaled touchdown. The extra point was low into the line and no good.
CMW pushed the lead to 14-6 in the final minute of the third quarter. Fullback Ryan Christ (11 carries, 52 yards) broke free on a 27-yard touchdown run.
The Mustangs then added the final blow midway through the final quarter. Tyler Dameron fielded a punt at his own 10-yard line, worked right and then back across to the left en route to a 90-yard punt return touchdown.
Will Hazelton had two receptions for 68 yards for CMW and Osiah Walker had two catches for 70 yards.
Cameron Doe led Havre de Grace with 65 yards on 10 carries and Shawn Cardwell added 44 yards on 11 carries. McCullers finished 5-for-13 for 67 yards with a touchdown and an interception. McCullers also ran for 33 yards on 1 carries.
Fallston edges Bel Air
The Cougars kept their football record perfect Friday night, but it wasn't easy as Fallston just barely edged the visiting Bel Air Bobcats, 12-10.
With the win, Fallston moved to 4-0 for the season. Bel Air dropped to 2-2.
John Carroll also 4-0
John Carroll also moved to 4-0 with a lopsided win Friday night over visiting Annapolis Area Christian School. The Patriots piled up more than 400 yards rushing again en route to a 51-14 win. The Patriots led at the half, 34-14.
Aberdeen knocks off Joppatowne
The Aberdeen Eagles topped the visiting Joppatowne Mariners, 34-0, in a Friday-night football tilt.
With the victory, Aberdeen improved to 2-2, while the Mariners fell to 1-3.
Leading the Eagles was running back Dante Warfield, who rushed for a pair of touchdowns.
Aberdeen's Trashon Turner had one rushing touchdown, while Nate McKinney caught one touchdown pass from Eagle quarterback Nick Wynn.
Aberdeen had one touchdown come from their special teams unit, as Maurice Harris blocked a Joppatowne punt, scooped up the ball and returned it to the Mariners' end zone.
Patterson Mill beats Perryville
Patterson Mill came up a bit short against visiting Perryville Friday evening and lost, 23-14.
The Huskies, who fell to 1-3 with the loss, lost just one regular season defeat in 2011, and it was to Perryville.
In Friday's game, the Huskies were trailing at halftime, 17-7, and closed the gap to three in the third quarter when quarterback Luke DePasquale scored on a keeper from the Perryville one. The hosts, however, would not score again. Perryville scored its final touchdown in the fourth quarter on an 80-yard pass play.
DePasquale, who also scored the Huskies first touchdown on a quarterback keeper, finished the game with 12 completions on 15 attempts for 81 passing yards and rushed for 84 yards on 18 carries.
Huskies' running back Devinn Fisher led his team on the ground, racking up 64 yards on 19 rushing attempts.
Ryan Jacobs paced the Patterson Mill receiving corps, reeling in seven catches for 106 yards. On defense, Fisher had four tackles and one interception.
Zack Dorn caught three passes for 16 yards, picked off a Perryville pass and had three tackles in the loss.
Tyler Oppel led the Huskies' defense, notching 11 tackles, two of which went for negative yards, and one quarterback sack.
Trey Hall registered six tackles in the defeat.
Patterson Mill's defense did well, limiting Panther running back Joe Peaker, who is the UCBAC's leading rusher. In eight carries, Peaker managed just 23 yards.
North Harford gets bounce back win
The North Harford Hawks bounced back from a Week Three drubbing by dispatching visiting Friendly Friday night, 42-0.
With the victory, North Harford improved to 2-2 on the season.
Last Friday, the Hawks suffered a 44-14 loss to St. Paul's.
In their most recent game, the Hawks got on the board first when Josh Welsh barreled across the goal line from three yards out for a touchdown. Sean Bowling nailed the point after kick to give North Harford a 7-0 lead.
Later in the first quarter, Eric Bayer scored the Hawks' second touchdown, with this one also coming from three yards out. Bowling hit another extra point attempt, putting the Hawks up, 14-0.
The Hawks marched to three touchdowns in the second quarter. Welsh scored the first on a 14-yard yard run, while the second came from Brian Davis, who caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Hawks' quarterback Nic Hammer. Tyler Campbell had North Harford's final touchdown of the first half, catching a five-yard pass from Hammer. Bowling connected on all three of his second-quarter extra point kicks, and the Hawks went into halftime leading, 35-0.
After a silent third quarter, North Harford notched its final touchdown of the evening in the fourth quarter, with Hammer scoring from seven yards out on a quarterback keeper. The game's final point belonged to Bowling, who hit his sixth kick of the evening to give the hosts their final 42-0 advantage.