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Football By The Numbers for Week Nine

Who scored 8 touchdowns this week and which team won for the first time in 18 tries?

This may have been an uneventful weekend as far as the win-loss column goes, for The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 teams, who swept their games by an average of 30.5 points, but every game was big with teams jockeying for prime playoff position.

Five teams continued to roll on undefeated, another won its first game in 18 tries, and eight stand atop their regions with one week left in the regular season.

Here are some of the stats that stood out for Week Nine:

1

Pass break-up by Severn’s Kyle Schwitzer, on the last play of the game, to preserve a 13-6 victory over St. Mary’s, the Admirals' first win over their rivals since 2006

4

Interceptions by Dundalk – two each by Deondre’ Marable and RJ Nicholson – in a 55-34 win over Perry Hall

4

First-quarter touchdowns scored by South Carroll, which rolled to its second straight Carroll County championship 42-7 over Century

4

Straight rushing touchdowns by Old Mill’s Pete Boone to open the 49-6 win over Meade

5

Undefeated teams left in the Baltimore area – Old Mill, Howard, John Carroll, Eastern Tech and Dundalk

8

Touchdowns scored by Dundalk quarterback Darrius Sample – five rushing, three passing – who gained 387 yards in the win over Perry Hall

8

Baltimore-area teams in first place in their regions -- Old Mill, Dundalk, Reservoir, South Carroll, Eastern Tech, Edmondson, Havre de Grace and Manchester Valley

10

Straight wins by John Carroll, the area’s longest active win streak

15

Consecutive shutout quarters for Annapolis’ defense before Glen Burnie scored a touchdown in the Panthers’ 48-8 win

17

Straight losses by Francis Scott Key before the Eagles defeated North Carroll 28-13 Friday night

21

Sacks this fall by Douglass defensive end Malik Holloway, who also has 17 tackles for a loss in eight games

23

Straight regular season wins by Howard

25

Straight wins over Baltimore County opponents by Franklin

36

Points scored by Dunbar in the first 15 minutes of its 48-20 win over Poly

38.4

Average margin of victory by Gilman over its MIAA A Conference opponents

43

Touchdown passes this season by John Carroll’s Kurt Rawlings, placing him in a tie for fifth on the state record chart after he threw four in a 35-27 win over Archbishop Curley

90

Yard punt return for a touchdown by Howard’s Malik Anderson, the second of 90 or more yards for his career, in a 26-7 win over Glenelg

212

Yards rushing by Chesapeake-AA’s Jason Sutton, who scored five touchdowns, including one on a 91-yard kickoff return, in a 49-19 win over Southern

214

Yards rushing for Manchester Valley’s Ethan Bare on 23 carries in a 21-0 win over Winters Mill – five more than the total yards gained by the Falcons

240

Yards rushing by Aberdeen’s Isaiah Everett on 14 carries with two touchdowns in a 42-18 win over Springbrook

249

Yards passing with one touchdown by North Carroll’s Cooper Hastings in the 28-13 loss to Francis Scott Key

1,057

Total yards gained by Dundalk and Perry Hall in the Owls' victory Friday night

1985

Last time Boys’ Latin won the annual St. Paul’s rivalry game by a bigger margin than Friday’s 38-14 victory (The Lakers won 26-0 in 1985.)

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