Reginald F. Lewis Falcons player-manager Michael Gardner, a cancer survivor and an amputee, scored a touchdown after his team and Digital Harbor agreed to swap touchdowns.
We interrupted this week's drive toward the football playoffs for an inspiring act of sportsmanship that showed how much more high school sports means than just winning and losing.
Then, we went on to consider more superb performances, another major upset and the sprint to the regular-season finish line with just one more week left. Here are some of the numbers that stand out from this weekend and the first nine weeks of the season:
Dream come true for Reginald Lewis team manager Michael Gardner, a cancer survivor with a prosthetic leg who scored a touchdown on his first day in a Falcons' uniform thanks to the generosity of Lewis coach Donte' Foster, Digital Harbor coach William Brandon and all of the players
Pass break-up by Boys' Latin cornerback Marcus Cohen to deny a conversion pass and seal the Lakers' 35-34 overtime win at St. Paul's
Point difference in the last tiebreaker -- points scored in MIAA B Conference losses -- that allows St. Paul's to move on to the conference championship vs. Archbishop Curley instead of Boys' Latin
Teams still in contention for the MIAA A Conference championship -- Gilman and McDonogh, who meet in Saturday's season finale. Gilman wins outright with a victory; McDonogh ties the Greyhounds if it wins.